TNS Digital Life: Internet Statistics & Social Media Usage / Impressive and very well visualized

“… Interviewing almost 50,000 consumers across 46 countries, including all BRIC and most N-11 markets, Digital Life is the largest, most comprehensive study of the Global Digital Consumer, ever. These markets represent 88% of the global Digital population; we cover markets from where Digital is close to ubiquitous to those beginning their digital journey whether through PC at home, mobile or internet cafés. …”

Impressive and very well visualized. Sometimes quant actually is good 😉

Locals and Tourists – a new kind of maps on/by Flickr from Eric Fischer

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649

“Some people interpreted the Geotaggers’ World Atlas maps to be maps of tourism. This set is an attempt to figure out if that is really true. Some cities (for example Las Vegas and Venice) do seem to be photographed almost entirely by tourists. Others seem to have many pictures taken in piaces that tourists don’t visit. …”

Blue – locals

Red – tourists

Yellow – unknown

read and see more here http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/sets/72157624209158632/

Humanize tech: Automatic Napkin Sketching of Maps by Bing Destination Map

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we’re getting there!

via infosthetics.com: “… Bing Destination Maps [bing.com] seems quite interesting as a new way of rendering geographical maps in a more visually simplified, understandable and accessible way. In other words, imagine one can now create a sort of information-optimized summary maps, similar to those you would quickly draw yourself on the back of napkin. …”

Augmented (Hyper)Reality by Keiichi Matsuda

In his short animation Augmented (Hyper)Reality, Keiichi Matsuda’s offers a glimpse of an alternate universe, with augmented reality cranked up to the next level. But what to think of these kind of slick animations that provide us with either utopian or dystopian visions of our technofuture? …

read it all at http://www.nextnature.net/2010/02/augmented-hyperreality/

How Different Groups Spend Their Day (US) – Interactive Graphic

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/flash/multimedia/swfs/AS3Multiloader.swf

The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008.

See the interactive graph here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/31/business/20080801-metrics-graph…

Map of Popular Super Bowl Words Used on Twitter – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com

    data visualization & metanews