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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. Visualize Social Networks Last.Forward: Thanks to Last.fm's new widget gallery, you can now explore a wide selection of extras to extend your Last.fm experience. Last Forward Friends Sociomap: Friends Sociomap is another Last.fm tools that generates a map of the music compatibility between you and your Last.fm friends. Fidg't: Fidg't is a desktop application that gives you a way to view your networks tagging habits. Fidg't The Digg Tools: Digg.com has some of the best web-based visualization tools on the net, so they're a must for any visualization list. One more: Digg Radar. YouTube: You can discover related videos using YouTube's visualizations. Visualize Music Musicovery Last.fm music visual tools: Amazon Data

Infographics news The History of E-commerce [INFOGRAPHIC] | Penn Olson Ever wonder how e-commerce started and has evolved to its state today? This infographic by ZippyCart will help you answer your queries. Back in 1971, Michael Aldrich invented the world’s first online shopping platform. Unfortunately, it didn’t take off and other contributors like Thomson Holidays and France Telecom continued to improve the e-commerce platform. It was only after 13 years (1984) that the e-commerce had its first customer, by the name of Jane Snowball. The e-commerce industry continued to improve and enjoyed a leap of success in 1994. The e-commerce industry continues to develop and innovate up to today. [Via: Shopping Cart Reviews]

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Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds The Joy of Stats About the video Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it. A one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcast by BBC, 2010. The change from large to small families reflects dramatic changes in peoples lives. Hans Rosling asks: Has the UN gone mad? Hans Rosling explains a very common misunderstanding about the world: That saving the poor children leads to overpopulation. Cool Infographics - Blog Gun-death tally: Every American gun death since Newtown Sandy Hook shooting (INTERACTIVE) The answer to the simple question in that headline is surprisingly hard to come by. So Slate is collecting data for our crowdsourced interactive. This data is necessarily incomplete (click here to see why, and to learn more about @GunDeaths, the Twitter user who helped us create this interactive). But the more people who are paying attention, the better the data will be. You can help us draw a more complete picture of gun violence in America. If you know about a gun death in your community that isn’t represented here, please email a link to a news report to slatedata@gmail.com. Update, Dec. 31, 2013: After a year of gun deaths, Slate is retiring this project. Click a marker below to filter incidents by that location. © OpenStreetMap contributors Any Age Group Adult Teen Child Matched Deaths: 12,042 or more between Newtown and Dec. 31, 2013 Fetching latest data Show Methodology Each person under 13 years of age is designated "child"; from 13 to 17: "teen"; 18 and older: "adult."

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