Like our other free visualization tools in Juice Labs, the Comments visualization is designed for ease of use and sharing. Just drop in your own data, choose what fields you want to show as text and as values, and the visualization will immediately reflect your choices. The save button gives you a link that includes your data and settings.
[Image: Santiago Ortiz]
TraceMedia, in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute, maps language use across Wikipedia in an interactive, fittingly named Mapping Wikipedia.
While SOPA and PIPA are no laughing matter (join the strike), the reaction from those on Twitter who don’t know what’s going on is great entertainment. Do a search on ‘wtf wikipedia' for tweets from confused individuals who are trying to find information on stuff.
Wikimedia Statistics produced this animated map showing edits to wikipedia by language and location in what they refer to as a “typical day” - May 10th 2011. The animation starts at 12:15 GMT, giving it a European bias but you can move the clock ahead. I don’t see an option to move the clock backwards to get more of what happens in Asia. Here is a screen shot - click on it to get to the animation.
Notabilia a visualization of deletion conversations from Wikipedia. From the project’s website: Any [Wikipedia] editor can nominate an article for deletion and, if this nomination is legitimate, a community discussion takes place where any fellow…editors have the opportunity to make their voices heard. Prompted by an email from a colleague studying these deletion discussions, Stefaner began with a data set and found his way to a graphic representation that takes the form of a tree. Each branch of the tree is a conversation, broken into segments with the “delete” or “keep” vote determining which direction it “grows.” (via PopTech : Blog : Truth & Beauty with information visualizer Moritz Stefaner)