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Easel.ly. Timeline - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools. Ushahidi: Free Software for Data Collection, Visualization & Mapping. Ushahidi [ushahidi.com] is a non-profit tech company that develops free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.

Ushahidi: Free Software for Data Collection, Visualization & Mapping

"Ushahidi" means "testimony" in Swahili. It was also the title of a website that mapped reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008. How Africa tweets: visualised. Twitter is often thought of as a European and American phenomenon.

How Africa tweets: visualised

But how does Africa use the social networking tool? Tweetminster and Portland have analysed more than 11.5m geo-located Tweets from the last three months of 2011. 4 Ways to Create Web-Based Data Visualisations. 11 Ways to Visualize Changes Over Time – A Guide. Deal with data?

11 Ways to Visualize Changes Over Time – A Guide

No doubt you've come across the time-based variety. The visualization you use to explore and display that data changes depending on what you're after and data types. Maybe you're looking for increases and decreases, or maybe seasonal patterns. The future of content navigation. Let’s forget business models and monetization — just for a brief moment.

The future of content navigation

Instead, we’ll focus on one key issue: the interface, the way you access, browse, spot, save relevant information. The interface is pivotal. Data Visualization: Modern Approaches. Advertisement Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive.

Data Visualization: Modern Approaches

There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. Datavisualization. Data Visualization for the Web. 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization. Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media Narratives 2.0 visualizes music. The Shocking Numbers Behind Cellphone Usage [Infographic] 2 February '11, 02:59pm Follow It is pretty amazing how mobile phones have taken over the world and it is even more amazing if you see usage numbers put in perspective.

The Shocking Numbers Behind Cellphone Usage [Infographic]

The first (practical) mobile phone was produced by Motorola in 1973, had a battery time of 20 minutes and cost about a million dollar to produce. By 1983 the cost of a mobile phone had dropped to $4000 and by 2003 they were virtually free with a subscription. Ushahidi. The Work of Jonathan Harris. Gary Flake: is Pivot a turning point for web exploration? Clive Thompson on the Power of Visual Thinking. Illustration: Posttypography When I went online to shop for a laptop this summer, I faced a blizzard of choices.

Clive Thompson on the Power of Visual Thinking

Was an ultralight worth the price, or would a heavier model do? Did I need a big screen, or would it make the computer a pain to lug around? As I flipped from page to page reading screenfuls of specs, the options baffled me. So I picked up a different thinking tool: a crayon. Twitter releases data from Japan Earthquake - Faster Forward.