All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘visualizations’

This Reddit Top-200 Visualization Will Help You Waste the Day Away

It’s almost the Thanksgiving holiday, so it’s not like you’re doing anything productive anyway. With that in mind, a new data visualization is here to kill hours, if not days of your life. It’s the 200 top-scoring reddit posts of all time, organized by subreddit. When it comes to “score” (the net numbers of upvotes minus downvotes), it’s clear that …

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Twitter Turns Tweets into Crazy Elevation Maps

Twitter has just unveiled an awesome new data visualization. The premise is simple – they took billions of geotagged tweets and turned them into an elevation map. But the execution is beautiful. Right now, there are three cities available to explore: San Francisco, New York City, and Istanbul. There are also eight different styles of elevation maps that you can …

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See How Ubisoft Made That Creepy WeareData Website

Yesterday Ubisoft, the publisher of the upcoming Watch Dogs, introduced a new website named “WeareData.” The website shows all of the public data available in the cities of Paris, Berlin, and London in an interactive map. The data used for the website includes social media posts (Foursquare, Twitter, etc.), traffic lights, mobile phone networks, and running subway trains. The purpose …

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Ubisoft Launches Watch Dogs “WeareData” Website

The concept for Ubisoft‘s upcoming Watch Dogs is relatively simple. It’s a Grand Theft Auto-style open world game with the added benefit that the player can find and hack various electronic systems around a futuristic Chicago. The ability to hack can affect traffic systems, hinder police, create blackouts, and even spy on individuals’ smartphones. The concept isn’t too far-fetched, and …

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Foursquare’s Time Machine Is an Awesome New Visualization that Tracks All Your Past Check-ins

Foursquare has a history of thinking up some pretty stunning visualizations. With all of that check-in data (over 4 billion), it’s no wonder. In the past they’ve tracked the effect of Hurricane Sandy on New York City check-ins, shown what 500 million check-ins look like, and made an interactive visualization composed of all your check-ins as a celebration for 4sq …

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Twitter’s New Geotagged Tweet Visualizations Are Incredible

Twitter’s Visual Insights team has gone and done something awesome. They’ve created some maps of a bunch of major cities, countries, and continents using geotagged tweets – using only geotagged tweets. Everything you see in the maps below are tweets – every dot is a tweet and the color of the dot is the tweet count. Twitter says that these …

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Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins

Well guys, it’s 4/16, April 16th, which means its officially Foursquare Day (four, squared). It’s the fourth annual celebration of Foursquare, an event that was first begun as a grassroots effort and has morphed into a much larger-scale app-holiday that finds businesses everywhere offering deals and specials in celebration. For instance this year, Foursquare gave small businesses an incentive to …

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Tweet Ping Is a Beautiful Single-Purpose Site That Lets You Visualize Tweets in Real Time

This is a cool single-purpose site alert. It’s called Tweet Ping, and it is a gorgeous visualization of all the tweets in the world, as they post in real time. It also has some cool tracking features at the bottom, like a live tweet counter for each continent and well as hashtag trackers. It allows you to do fun little …

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Awesome Visualizations Show How Photos Go Viral on Facebook

How does “going viral” actually look? That’s what Facebook Stories tries to show us with three amazing visualizations. Using three different photos from social media superstar George Takei, Facebook shows how one particular piece of content travels when shared by hundreds of thousands of users. The photos currently sport 311,811, 90,156, and 103,100 shares, respectively. “Each visualization is made up …

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SOPA Protests, Wikipedia Blackout Visualized Through Tweets

If you wanted to make the declarative statement “Last Wednesday’s internet SOPA / PIPA protests killed SOPA & PIPA,” there exists some pretty strong evidence to back you up. First, Congressional support for the legislation took a nosedive following the protests. And it doesn’t appear that Wednesday’s protests simply happened at the right time – an emphasis on a foregone …

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NASA’s U.S. Tree Map: Woody Biomass Density Never Looked So Cool

NASA is awesome for a variety of reasons, most prominently their role in everything space related. But NASA is also a great source of wonders of the more terrestrial persuasion, as is demonstrated in this new project about trees. Key takeaway: If you really love trees, just stay away from the middle of the United States. Although most of you …

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