Amazing!

iPhone app developer Aaron Parecki shows us three years of life in Portland, using his phone GPS data to create beautiful colour maps that show his every move.

On one hand, creepy level of info collected. On the other, beautiful!

See more maps at his website, aaronparecki.com.

(Source: Daily Mail)

These beautiful maps created by Eric Fischer combine data from (photo-sharing) Flickr and (micro-blogging) Twitter.

The orange dots represent pictures uploaded to Flickr, while the blue dots are tweets, and the white dots represent locations that have been both tweeted and uploaded to Flickr.

Learnings:

  • People tweet most in North America, Britain, the Netherlands and Japan, as expected;
  • Scenic areas such as Iceland, Scotland, New Zealand and the game reserves in Africa see more photographic activity;
  • London: the centre of the city experiences the most Twitter activity, while the Thames and the city’s parks are most often photographed;
  • New York: Southern Manhattan experiences most Twitter activity, while most pictures are taken in Central Park, the area around the Statue of Liberty and the Bronx Zoo.
  • In Europe, Twitter is most popular in Britan and the Netherlands.
  • In the USA, the most photographed areas include: Yellowstone Park, the Grand Canyon and Big Bend National Park

All taken from this great Independent photo set. See more of his art on Flickr.

guardiandata:

puuuuuuuuuuuurdy

"It might not be all that surprising that the Internet affords different — closer? — relationships than those of the earliest 20th century Hungary. Indeed, according to Facebook’s data team, the connections it now affords are actually much closer than the “six degrees of separation” maxim. Between Facebook relationships, there are only 4.74 degrees (“hops” it calls them)."

There are less than six degrees between you and Kevin Bacon

(the Facebook post available here)

guardian:

guardiandata:

99% v 1%: the data behind the Occupy movement | Animation | guardian.co.uk

Welcome Guardian Data blog to Tumblr! Follow for cool graphs, glyphs, gifs, maps and more - from the datablog and elsewhere on the web

I fucking love the Guardian data blog! wooooooo!
interesting this was shared as a picture not as a video though. still getting used to tumblr, mebbe?

guardian:

guardiandata:

99% v 1%: the data behind the Occupy movement | Animation | guardian.co.uk

Welcome Guardian Data blog to Tumblr! Follow for cool graphs, glyphs, gifs, maps and more - from the datablog and elsewhere on the web

I fucking love the Guardian data blog! wooooooo!

interesting this was shared as a picture not as a video though. still getting used to tumblr, mebbe?

Twitter mood map reveals the world’s emotions

Scott Golder and Michael Macy at Cornell University in New York gathered 509 million tweets from 2.4 million users in 84 different countries. They and analysed the messages using linguistic software that looks for positive or negative emotions within the text. They found that people tend to wake up in a good mood, which deteriorates as the day wears on. People tend to also be happier at the weekend, when the morning good-mood peak tends to be delayed by two hours, suggesting a lie-in. People are less positive during the winter, when the hours of daylight are shorter.

People’s dedication to nerdy data mapping never fails to amaze me!

Props to the articles on the New Scientist and Not Exactly Rocket Science blogs for these gems.

The Zombie map of the world: What happens when you ask Google Maps for the location of zombies around the world?
this is the most pointless use of data collection/visual info ever - it means basically nothing. awesome.

The Zombie map of the world: What happens when you ask Google Maps for the location of zombies around the world?

this is the most pointless use of data collection/visual info ever - it means basically nothing. awesome.

gaywrites:

A new government poll of citizens of the United Kingdom found less than half support same-sex marriage and only a third support adoption by gay couples. 

Gay couples have been allowed to adopt children in the U.K. for nine years. In addition, the government is considering changing its civil partnership laws to allow gay couples in civil partnerships to call themselves married. From the Daily Mail:

Lib Dem Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said last week that to deny marriage to same-sex couples was ‘simply not fair’.

But the ONS findings show many Britons still cling to conservative values and suggest Miss Featherstone’s claim that the UK is ‘a world leader in gay rights’ only applies to a minority of the population.

The report, based on sources including the annual British Social Attitudes survey and research by the EU’s Eurobarometer research arm, said only 45 per cent of British people agree that ‘homosexual marriages should be allowed throughout Europe’.

U.K. readers, I’m looking at you: what do we do to change this?

kill all homophobes?

(via projectqueer)

Submarine Cable Map
under-the-sea cables! weirdly cool.

Submarine Cable Map

under-the-sea cables! weirdly cool.