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CE#598: Working in America : GE Data Visualization



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CE#549: How Facebook ‘Contagion’ Spreads (Wired Science)

To join Facebook or not to join Facebook? You might think the decision depends on how many of your friends are already on the social-networking site. But a new study reveals that it’s not the raw number of friends that matters but rather the types of friends who are signed up. The results are the first to show that groups of friends — rather than friend number — are important to how social trends spread.

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CE#529: Winners and Losers During the Great Recession (LinkedIn Industry Trends)

How has our economy evolved in the past five years? Which industries are shrinking or growing through these challenging economic times? These are some of the questions that the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) delves into each February in the “Economic Report of the President” (ERP). This year, the CEA worked with us to glean further insights into industry trends both during the recent recession and after its end in June 2009 [1].

With the data and methodology [2] in hand, we calculated the growth rates in industry size between 2007 and 2011. Here’s what we found:

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CE#523: An Urban World (Unicef)

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CE#286: 7 Billion, National Geographic Magazine

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CE #278: 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes (Hans Rosling’s The Joy of Stats – BBC Four)

Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation.

In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes.

Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.

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