Filed under: Data, Datarati, Visualisation | Tags: Charlie Sheen, Flowing Data
A great infographic from the guys at @flowingdata
Filed under: Data, Datarati, Visualisation | Tags: Data Visualisation, Flowing Data
Filed under: Data, Visualisation | Tags: Blog Action Day 2008, Flowing Data, US Poverty
As part of yesterday’s blog action day 2008, the guys over at Flowing Data took the last 27 years of US poverty data and visualised it by state. Pretty cool. Well done guys!
Check it out at: http://projects.flowingdata.com/poverty/
Filed under: Analytics, Data, Visualisation | Tags: Applications, Data, Flowing Data
mycrocosm is a project from the MIT Social Media Group that is similar in spirit to Daytum. The main difference is the interface. Users send Twitter-like messages via SMS or email to add to their personal datasets.
Me-trics is described as a Google Analytics for, well, you. It’s sort of an aggregator of all your personal data from applications like RescueTime, Twitter, etc. You can also enter data manually, and then it does some statistical voodoo (which sort of worries me) to find correlations. Not so sure about that part. It will offer an API, however.
Let’s face it. We all waste time, and when we do, we feel like a lazy bum. There are plenty of applications that help you keep track of how you spend your minutes.
Most of us have heard of Basecamp, which is used by many for project management. We use it here at Mark.
Start it up, run it in the background, and visit your dashboard to find how many hours you spent watching YouTube last week.
Trixie Tracker is designed to monitor your baby’s habits – poo, pee, sleep, and eating.
What are your peak tweeting hours? Find out with Twitter Charts.
Wakoopa is sort of like RescueTime, but I think it’s more about the video games.
You want to live a long and healthy life, don’t you? You better keep track of your bodily functions and what not.
Mon.thly.info is an application for women to keep track of their monthly cycles and stuff.
When is the last time you had sex?
I’m happy. Now I’m sad. Wait no, I’m happy. I’m perplexed. Confused. Crazy. Happy again. Oh life, you are an emotional roller coaster you are.
Record your moods and evaluate over time with Moodstats.
lifemetric is similar to Moodstats, although it sort of has a social component to it too.
How fit are you?
Use Traineo to track what you eat, how you exercise, calories lost, and all that good stuff.
From Garmin, MotionBased lets you upload GPS data and keep track of your runs in the park.
You put something on your shoe, connect it your iPod and you get feedback as you run.
Graph your weight.
Keep track of all your finances in one spot.
Mint, grabs data from your bank, credit cards, and investments.
With all our environmental concerns, we should all be aware of our driving patterns.
Plug CarChip into your car and it automatically records your driving behavior like speed, braking, etc.
My Mile Marker
I know there are a lot of people who write down their mileage and money spent after each gas fillup. My Mile Marker takes that data and helps you make sense of it.
Filed under: Visualisation | Tags: Dashboards, Flowing Data, Visualisation
Readers of Flowingdata were asked to collect data about themselves or their surroundings and then visualise it in some way.
I Drink, Therefore I Am
I originally thought this was all alcoholic beverages. I was going to tell Tim that he might have a problem. Luckily though, it was all beverages he’s consumed over the past few months. That’s some serious discipline.
This one focuses on Tim’s Coke consumption. It’s a short story of a losing battle against his soda addiction.
A Month of Email Spam
How about a look at a month of email spam? Almost as many words of spam as in War and Peace.
Ouch, My Body Hurts
An Apple a Day…
A calendar of apples and doctors…
Chairs in the Kitchen
…and even Tim’s daughter got in on the action. Here’s her very first chart. It shows number of chairs by room. Proud father.
Commits to the SVN Repository
Brian is a postdoc part of an NSF-funded project and displayed commits to subversion, which he used to manage code and documents. He found that there tended me more commits to the repository as deadlines approached.
Is the Power Company Ripping Me Off?
Hey look – it’s a chart made in R! John bought a new house in 2000 and charted billed electricity use – estimated by the utility company and the regression.
From John, “Every once in a while, the electric company gets lazy and estimates the meter reading, rather than coming to my house to read it. In the attached graphic, I wanted to see those months in particular to determine whether the utility company tends to over-estimate or under-estimate my electricity use in those months, as compared with my own estimation formula.”
Are You Happy Today?
Kevin M has his own application, LifeMetric, which lets you enter how you feel and then compare emotions with other users.
How Do I Spend My Time Every Day?
Lisa has been tracking how she (and her family) spends time. Below is one day that shows how she (outside circle) and her husband (middle circle) and her kids spend their day.
SSH and FTP Logins
Similar in spirit to Brian’s visualization, Said put together a series of visualizations of his SSH and FTP logins. It looks like Said is a morning person?
Old School Networks
Stacey and Joel held a PieFest with some friends. While they had everyone together they drew up a network. People wrote their name and drew lines to the people they knew.