Infographics of the week [Sep 12]
What would you get when you take 1.4 million rows of presidential election donations made to Obama’s and McCain’s campaigns? One possibility is the above visualization. The folks at Pitch Interactive created the above visualization. The half pies in the middle represent the overall donations made to each candidate, the black hairs on the outside are the names of donors and the small pies emerging from middle are donation bands ($1 – 100, 101-500 etc..) [via information aesthetics]
The concept behind Cymbolism is simple, they show you a word and ask you to click on the color it reminds you. Then they compile neat graphs like above based on crowd sourced color-word association data. Pretty fun to watch, although most words seem to be associated with black by a majority of folks. [via information aesthetics]
Enter your surname on the Public Profiler page and it will show a heat map with your name’s frequency across the globe. Although their data seems a little incomplete, for I have entered “John” and it tells me that the name is more frequent in India. [via lifehacker]
FitBit, one of the companies featured in TechCrunch 50 made the above slide to suggest that we all need a fitness micro device to keep ourselves in shape. I am not sure how accurate is their information, but it does make a good conversation topic.
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