Another entry in the automagic infographic space comes from “vizualize.me”, a new LinkedIn resume visualizer that hopes to cash in on the new craze of flashy colorful resumes. While I think it’s neat to look at, I can’t imagine much real-world use for it, for the reason pointed out by information aesthetics:
While the idea seems certainly useful, one would certainly wish for the availability of more subdued visual styles, in particular for those people who appreciate more classical visual styles when applying for high-end, important jobs. I also foresee some critical comments on the color palette for the ‘language’ world map.
via Vizualize.me Beta: Turning Your LinkedIn Resume in Infographics – information aesthetics.
Another neat gadget from VisWeek, this time from Rutgers University. The Vox system compiles data from twitter and other sources, and plots it all in a timeline with some nice searching and filtering tools, creating a neat way to dig through public sentiment around an event.
Vox Event Analytics is a visual analytics system designed to help make sense of the social information stream related to news and other events. Vox is in a pre-alpha stage and we’d really like to get your feedback on the site and application: please contact Nick Diakopoulos at [email protected] with bug reports or other suggestions.
A new web startup company “Nebul.us” aims to visualize your personal browsing behavior and provide a means of selectively sharing this data with friends or the world in general. It has the popular social network features (Friends, sharing, connecting with twitter, etc) but for our interest is has a nice circular visualization of your history.
The visualization itself consists of a circular donut shape, with online types of media represented as rings, and visits or online service usages mapped as separate bands. The shape and position of these bands represent a standard clock face: the length and position of a band corresponds to the time one visited a particular website or online service. Users can navigate through the content rings and narrow down to a specific day or hour, or a specific web page, song or photo, to discover specific usage patterns, to check how much time they spend on a particular page, or to share any of this content with others.
Nebul.us via Nebul.us: Visualizing (and Sharing) your Online Activity – information aesthetics.
In a recent issue of Wired Magazine they presented the “Media Pyramid”, establishing guidelines on gaming, social media, and entertainment in our modern society.
Practicing good nutrition keeps your mind sharp, your body fit, and your life long. The same could be said for consuming media. (Seriously, knowledge is power.) When you add it all up, the average American spends roughly nine hours a day glued to some kind of screen, and like your diet, quality is as important as quantity. Here are Wired’s suggested servings for optimal media health.
via Balance Your Media Diet.
“Information is Beautiful” has done it again by adapting the classic Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs to the digital age with their new “Hierarchy of Digital Distractions”, cataloging all the things in the web2.0 “always-on” instant-access world that come before work.
In this diagram, each level in this hierarchy trumps the next.
So, if you get a new msg on Facebook, but your landline rings, you’ll take the landline call. You might have a spasmodic moment of ‘uh? wadd I do’. But, usually, you’ll take the call.
Similarly, if you get a new SMS whilst opening a new online dating message, you’ll be hard pressed not to read that SMS. It’ll take a great force of will. You may attempt to do both simultaneously. But if you really observe yourself closely, one will take priority – even if it’s only by milliseconds. The SMS will win your attention.
via The Hierarchy Of Digital Distractions | Information Is Beautiful.
DataVisualization.ch has the story on a new toy called uncontrol.com from Manuel Tan which generates interactive 3D pie charts of Digg Comments surrounding a story.
Commentry is an interactive 3d visualization of comments on a popular digg story. Digg’s rating system combined with word counts allows us to see the status as well as health of a story. Heated debates can easily be found as well as popular reactions(good or bad) made by a given user.
More interesting than the site itself is the commentary on the posting, which contains a great back-and-forth between the authors of Simple Complexity and DataVisualization.ch on some of the design decisions behind the product.
via Interactive Comments from Digg.com on Datavisualization.ch.
Mashable has compiled a list of 6 great facebook visualizations, primary force-directed graph layouts, that you can check out with your own FaceBook friends and see what mysteries lie underneath the surface.
Like every complex network, Facebook offers unlimited possibilities of visual representation of the various connections between its users. We’ve chosen six beautiful visualizations that will awaken the (visual) geek within you.
You don’t have to stop at merely watching. Some of the visualizations on the list come with tools that you can use to create beautiful Facebook visualizations of your own with very little effort. Enjoy!
via 6 Gorgeous Facebook Visualizations.