Archive for April, 2007

New Features v3.2

April 13, 2007

Easy Slideshows

We uploaded two important new features today: “easy upload” and “slideshows.”

The Easy Upload is a feature that lets anyone easily upload data into a graph that lives on our site. You can keep updating that data over time, as well as correlate your data to other data on the site.

Slideshows are groupings of graphs or graph groups. Wherever you see a “report,” you should be able to view that report as either a pdf or a slideshow, just like you’d see a slide show of photos at Ofoto.

We’re eager for your feedback, so please email us with your comments. or

p.s. Please see Staples for your own Easy button.

Backgrounder on Obesity

April 9, 2007


Dean Ornish presents a 3 minute “backgrounder” on obesity. Where do I get the data after the presentation?


April 9, 2007

I’m fascinated by fractals.  I once saw an incredible video that explained fractals and their presence in the natural world.  I’m still looking for that video, but the one below is an interesting primer on the subject, narrated by the famous science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke.  9 minutes.

Check this out!

April 9, 2007

From the 2006 TED conference, there are amazing things happening in data visualization.

Uninformed or Misinformed?

April 6, 2007

I’m usually not one for anecdotal evidence; however, this quick flash video reinforces my view that newspapers need to reform their practices and question their reason for being.  Are newspapers here to sell newspapers or to provide objective information about what is happening in the world?  Call me an idealist, but I’d like to learn what’s really happening.

Thanks to Amy Webb for finding this article.