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Odd Maps
THERE’S SO MUCH MORE to the world than we can usually glean from a map of a place. Sure, you’ve got the political and topographical maps we’re all familiar with, and from those we can see the boundaries we’ve created and those that were naturally imposed…but what about burning questions like, “How does my country rate on the global attractiveness scale,” or “Where are all the redheads of the world hiding?” Thanks to the wealth of data floating around for free use on the internet, with these maps we visual learners can finally get a better sense of the global scheme of things, and perhaps find answers to several questions we never even thought of asking.

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The Stereotype Map Of Every U.S. State — According To British People Liberal Americans love the Brits. We think they’re hella cool, especially their sense of humor. BuzzFeed U.K. asked its staff to share the stereotypes that they have of every state in the U.S. Sadly, I think we totally deserve this. They may know us better than we know ourselves. Y’all enjoy. Quite Possibly the Most Brilliant Thing Ever — A Map of the Internet, Drawn to Scale o Click on the image above to expand, or click here to see the full-resolution version. From artist Martin Vargic comes this beautiful, ultra-high-resolution fictional map of the internet — scaled using actual from Alexa to rank the top 500 or so websites by traffic in the entire world.

The 36 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. 11 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business EmailShare 35.1KEmailShare A lot of people like to fool you and say that you’re not smart if you never went to college, but common sense rules over everything. That’s what I learned from selling crack. -Snoop Dogg My name is Stephanie St.Claire, and I am an unfunded entrepreneur. I’ve been in business for 4 years, after engaging in my own personal and tenuous renaissance (uh…divorce) and rediscovering my Divine Core Purpose.

The State of Social Media 2011: Social is the new normal Brian Solis inShare889 Part 6 in a series introducing my new book, The End of Business as Usual…this is not content from the book, this series serves as its prequel. The state of social media is no insignificant affair. 40 more maps that explain the world Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail. I've included a link for more information on just about every one. Enjoy.

10 free tools for creating infographics For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love the best infographics. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop CC is often beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why it's occasionally useful to use a quick and dirty infographics tool to speed up the process. Departments of Guatemala In addition, Guatemala has in the past claimed that all or part of the nation of Belize is a department of Guatemala (as a part of the Province of Verapaz), and this claim is sometimes reflected in maps of the region. Guatemala formally recognized Belize in 1991, but as of this time the remaining border disputes between the two nations had not been resolved.[3][4] Departments[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

How The World Spends Its Time Online - Have you ever wondered how people across the world spend their time online? Global research firm Nielsen periodically releases data from its studies of consumer behavior online. Here are the 2010 findings regarding social networking, branding and world net usage. Total Time Online The average person spends more than 60 hours a month online. This is the equivalent of 30 straight days a year in front of a computer monitor, smart phone or other internet-capable device.

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