Use the sliders on the timeline to select a timespan, and see how growth in average income was shared between the richest 10% and the other 90% of Americans. All figures are in 2008 dollars.
Ever find yourself posting a ton of pictures to Twitter and Facebook and Dailybooth and so on and so forth, just to have them fall into the digital abyss? The people behind vvall, a stealthish mobile photo app, have created GRID, a humble project inspired by Coffee Of The Week. GRID attempts to organize your social photos chronologically, separating your own and your friends’ online image trails by date and days of the week.
Did you feel the disturbance in the force? Conceptual thinker Ben Cerveny and visualization-guru Tom Carden, both from Stamen Design in their previous life, have just launched a new visualization venture, called bloom. Bloom seems to focus on “pop-cultural instruments for data expression and exploration”, creating “new type of visual discovery experiences" that help people see "patterns and rhythms in the online services you care about”. Or, put in different words, they promise to present an “ever-changing, ever-increasing variety of views onto the world’s most popular web services like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube, Netflix, Dropbox, Instagram, and so on”. One can only get very excited and curious after reading all this…
Libya’s unrest pushes up oil prices
Libya, although only a small part of the world’s oil production, is a major supplier to many European nations and holds the largest proven reserves in Africa.
Oil supply crisis lurks in Libya
Libya is the first major oil producer whose regime is at risk from the uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. If Libya falls, anyone of the major oil producers could be next. Already, there has been unrest in Yemen and Bahrain, where civic protests continued Tuesday, and calls for change in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman.
“The world could deal with the loss of Libyan barrels, but the worry is that it won’t stop at Libya,” Bill O’Grady, chief market strategist at Confluence Investment Management in St. Louis, told Bloomberg News. “We don’t know where this is going to end.”
Radiohead songs, visualized by genre
Here are all the major styles of beer, with representative quaffs for each style.
[C]reates personalized infographics based on a user’s checkin history, very deliberately mimics the appearance of a recent graphic from Foursquare illustrating its 2010 gr
Another great infographic from Column Five Media (created for Esquire magazine)
Women who worked full time in wage and salary jobs had median weekly earnings of $657 in 2009. This represented 80 percent of men’s median weekly earnings ($819).
Mad Men Seasons 1-4 Explained (spoiler alert)
This time of year, everyone in the United States is starting to fill out—with varying levels of enthusiasm—our federal income tax forms. Yet, after we write our checks to the IRS, most of us don’t really know exactly where our money is going.
Fortunately, there’s a new online tool to help us find out. Last year, Andrew Johnson and Louis Garcia, two developers from Minneapolis, Minn., created a website called whatwepayfor.com that uses public data to estimate how our tax money is spent. You enter your income and filing status on the site, and it creates a formatted table of numbers showing your contributions to the federal budget—down to the penny.
Developed communication designer Philipp Oehrlein, the dashboard provides access to the actual performance and background information of about 45 different indices and 8300 stocks. The Index Screen summarizes an index to its historical performance of the last 200 days. The Stock Screen combines the historical price with the article search API of the New York Times to deliver relevant news about the company during the 10 highest stock-price changes. (via http://infosthetics.com/)