Beautiful Visualizations Show Global Facebook Activity

Facebook has 800 million active users around the world who constantly update their statuses, upload photos and check-in to locations. That’s an…

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  • Beautiful Earth Visualization Shows the World's Weather in Motion
    The interactive graphic allows users to toggle between views that show the flow of wind ... For instance, the model uses the National Centers for Environmental Prediction's Global Forecast System, which uses supercomputers to run a model that predicts ...
    10/23/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • These Beautiful Maps Show the U.S. Landscape in Stark Simplicity
    Sometimes, data looks best when it's presented without too much fanfare-like in these gorgeous minimalist maps by designer Michael Pecirno, which show off the U.S. landscape with nothing but two simple colors. Taking data from USDA, Pecirno has made a ...
    03/30/2015 - 6:00 am | View Link
  • Diversity in Tech | Information Is Beautiful
    We sifted through the global employee data of several leading tech firms where ... social networks can look more like old boys’ networks. In the last 12 months, Facebook, Apple, eBay and Microsoft hired 1% more women. LinkedIn increased their female ...
    11/25/2014 - 1:25 am | View Link
  • Data Made Beautiful: Weather, Climate and Fracking Water
    NASA isn’t exactly known for its beautiful visualizations, but… er… Scratch that ... updated to include 2013 -- NASA presents six decades of data in 14 seconds. Global warming is one of the most-studied natural phenomenons of the last 50 years ...
    02/6/2014 - 12:21 am | View Link
  • Living Cities project: A beautiful & dynamic visualization of traffic from Nokia and CartoDB
    What’s so unique and different about the Living Cities project that makes it stand out from the tons of traffic visualizations that we have seen ... in five different global cities, namely, Mumbai, London, Chicago, Rome and Helsinki.
    07/7/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Aaron Koblin: Visualizing ourselves ... with crowd-sourced ...
    Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing ...
    11/30/2016 - 9:09 pm | View Website
  • Hans Rosling: The best stats you've ever seen | TED Talk ...
    In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly ...
    11/30/2016 - 6:36 am | View Website
  • Million Lines of Code | Information Is Beautiful
    Is a million lines of code a lot? How many lines are there in Windows? Facebook? iPhone apps? » Did we miss any? Let us know. » See the data: ...
    11/30/2016 - 4:13 am | View Website
  • Visualizations
    Dedicated to distilling the world’s data, information and knowledge into beautiful, interesting and, above all, useful visualizations, infographics and diagrams.
    11/29/2016 - 6:04 pm | View Website
  • Quantified Self
    We have three great Quantified Self Meetups occurring this week. Seattle’s talk topics include failing, music listening habits, and personal analytics.
    11/29/2016 - 5:29 pm | View Website
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