Posts tagged charts

Yelp recently opened up DataViz on their platform for local searches, which might help future restauranteurs spot unmet demand in their local market. See for yourself here.
via brewnoob:

Charting a decade of interest in “craft beer” in NYC via Yelp searches!

Yelp recently opened up DataViz on their platform for local searches, which might help future restauranteurs spot unmet demand in their local market. See for yourself here.

via brewnoob:

Charting a decade of interest in “craft beer” in NYC via Yelp searches!

Comparing athletes by height and wight across different sports

Comparing athletes by height and wight across different sports

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism
via theatlantic:



The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 
It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.
Read more. [Image via Recode]

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism

via theatlantic:

The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 

It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.

Read more. [Image via Recode]

Charting the Events season using TV ratings

Percentage of households with televisions in use that were tuned to:

Source: NYTimes, using Nielsen data.

Fox has a history of misleading graphics, but this one is really skewed towards their anti-government program biases. Charts this bad don’t happen by accident. 
via mediamattersforamerica:

Let’s break down everything that is wrong with this.
The chart uses a shortened y-axis to make the number of people on welfare look 5 times as large as the number of people with jobs. 108.6 is not five times bigger than 101.7. 


The figure for the “people on welfare” includes anyone in a household where one member participated in a means-tested program. The figure for people with a full-time job is only individuals who worked. 
Many people who receive federal benefits also work—6.4 million households where someone works also receive food stamps, for example. 

Fox has a history of misleading graphics, but this one is really skewed towards their anti-government program biases. Charts this bad don’t happen by accident. 

via mediamattersforamerica:

Let’s break down everything that is wrong with this.

  1. The chart uses a shortened y-axis to make the number of people on welfare look 5 times as large as the number of people with jobs. 108.6 is not five times bigger than 101.7. 
  2. The figure for the “people on welfare” includes anyone in a household where one member participated in a means-tested program. The figure for people with a full-time job is only individuals who worked. 
  3. Many people who receive federal benefits also work—6.4 million households where someone works also receive food stamps, for example. 
Lady Gaga’s Scandalous Attempt to Rally Fans, Game the Billboard charts?
via theatlantic:



Recently, Lady Gaga found herself getting attention she, for once, didn’t want. On her Twitter account, she announced a contest where the two fans who bought the most copies of her new single “Applause” would win a trip to London’s iTunes Festival to meet her. She also posted a link to a page allowing fans to watch the video for her latest song 150 times in a row. Both were part of Gaga’s attempt to push “Applause” higher up the Billboard Music Charts, which earlier this year started counting YouTube views to their ranking figures.
The people running the charts weren’t pleased. Billboard’s Editorial Director Bill Werde wrote on Twitter that “an artist tweeting out and facebooking a link that enables a fan to hit play and leave their computer is not in the spirit of what we chart,” adding “I just hate to see anyone try to game the charts.”
Read more. [Image: AP/ Joel Ryan and Itsuo Inouye]

Lady Gaga’s Scandalous Attempt to Rally Fans, Game the Billboard charts?

via theatlantic:

Recently, Lady Gaga found herself getting attention she, for once, didn’t want. On her Twitter account, she announced a contest where the two fans who bought the most copies of her new single “Applause” would win a trip to London’s iTunes Festival to meet her. She also posted a link to a page allowing fans to watch the video for her latest song 150 times in a row. Both were part of Gaga’s attempt to push “Applause” higher up the Billboard Music Charts, which earlier this year started counting YouTube views to their ranking figures.

The people running the charts weren’t pleased. Billboard’s Editorial Director Bill Werde wrote on Twitter that “an artist tweeting out and facebooking a link that enables a fan to hit play and leave their computer is not in the spirit of what we chart,” adding “I just hate to see anyone try to game the charts.”

Read more. [Image: AP/ Joel Ryan and Itsuo Inouye]

Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students

via theatlantic:

The results were even worse when it came to salary. Among students who found jobs, former unpaid interns were actually offered less money than those with no internship experience.

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