Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral.
The Best Tools for Visualization Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best: Visualize Social Networks License Agreement - Stanford University and Google Inc. - Business Agreements printer-friendly Home: Sample Business Contracts: Sponsored Links
Google Obtains IBM Technology for Assessing Social Users' Interests Among a handful of patents transferred last December 31 from IBM's portfolio to that of Google, as first discovered by Bill Slawski of SEO By the Sea, is a system for processing text compiled by users of social networks, and ascertaining their common interests. We've already seen the rise of tools such as Radian6 for ascertaining social net users' individual interests; this new technology, which received a U.S. patent only one year ago, would judge what concepts they share with one another. The goal of this technology, as IBM originally stated, is to literally to filter out irrelevant links to articles that may not pertain to users' search intentions. What we don't know yet is whether Google intends to use this technology, or simply keep others from using it first. "Many Internet users make frequent searches for information, such as product reviews, hotels and travel destinations, and the like, as well as for on-line services such as shopping sites.
curiosity counts: Archive 3 tags “One of the great myths of the school system is that we tell people that everyone...” – Dale J. Stephens, author of Hacking Your Education and founder of UnCollege.org via NPR 7 tags 12 Visualizations That Will Change the Way You View Scale in Your World Scale is a simple concept. From a very early age, children know about big and small, heavy and light, more and less. Extreme scales, however, are another story. Try to imagine, for example, the size of the universe… or $1 trillion made up entirely of dollar bills. How To Set Up Facebook Subscribe For Journalists When Facebook launched its Subscribe feature in mid-September, quite a few journalists sighed in relief. This, we thought, is what we needed: A way to communicate with a larger audience of readers while maintaining a somewhat private personal life behind a friend wall. I’m sure it’s a great option to other professionals, celebrities and wannabe celebrities as well. I enabled subscriptions the day they launched, mostly to test it out. After all, who would be interested in reading the occasionally inane updates of a non-famous non-reporter? More than 9,000 subscribers later, I found out.
In a networked world, why is the geography of knowledge still uneven? Children in an internet shop in Jakarta. The distribution of online knowledge is heavily weighted towards the global north. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images Digital information – photographs, blogs, videos, tweets, Wikipedia articles, reviews, descriptions, stories, and myriad other types of content – surrounds us. The amount of (mostly unpaid) human labour behind this content is astonishing. Wikipedia alone is the result of over 100m hours of work.
Infographic Of The Day: Could A Tool Like This Turn Every M.D. Into Dr. House? When you visit the doctor complaining of a cough or stomach pain, they usually seem to know what to do: They'll ask if you have trouble breathing, or check your heart rate. But it's all a little baffling: What are they checking for? What illnesses could it be? This remarkable new infographic by GE, working with MIT's SENSEable City Lab, peels back how various symptoms of illness are linked, giving you a tantalizing look into the mind of a doctor. The interactive chart is powered by 7.2 million medical records, gathered between 2005 and 2010. Using these, MIT's data wizards were able to figure out how often one symptom was linked to another.
A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools on Datavisualization When I meet with people and talk about our work, I get asked a lot what technology we use to create interactive and dynamic data visualizations. At Interactive Things, we have a set of preferred libraries, applications and services that we use regularly in our work. We will select the most fitting tool for the job depending on the requirements of the project. Sometimes a really simple tool is all you need to create something meaningful. On other occasions, a more multifaceted repertoire is needed. Taking a look in the mirror: how the US mainstream media uses Twitter It's a matter of fact that Twitter has become part of the regular news workflow. And this is also the case for mainstream media outlets. But how do they really use it? And how often? What's their underlying strategy?
Will Data Collection on User Behavior Be Forced to End Soon? Harvard Business Review ran three interesting short pieces in this month's magazine, under the misleadingly timeless title "Tackling Business Problems." The three essays are actually guest submissions from business radicals, the final of the three being from social media luminary Doc Searls. Traditional Customer Relationship Management is dead meat, Searls argues. Companies should stop collecting data about their customers. Right now, before the customers revolt! This populist vision of revolt is balanced out a little by Searls' vision of what's likely to come next.