29 Jan 2013

The Internet map

The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other. It encompasses over 350 thousand websites from 196 countries and all domain zones. Information about more than 2 million links between the websites has joined some of them together into topical clusters.

This is very interesting because you can see every website’s traffic directly from the map or them. And the famous  website such as facebook, google and so on. They are really big circle in the map. And there are also many other small website that we may not know them at all.

You need to check out this link to see :


His And Hers Colors: Popular Color Names By Gender Preference

His And Hers Colors by artist and scientist Stephen Von Worley is a beautifully rendered – yet HTML5-based – bubble plot of the 2,000 most commonly-used color names. The data was harvested from the huge sample results of XKCD’s color name survey.

Each color preference is sized by relative usage and positioned horizontally by average hue and vertically by gender preference (women at the top and men at the bottom). A dashed line represents the 50-50 split, or the equal usage by both sexes. Near the middle, the huge ovals correspond to the most common colors, such as green, blue, purple, and so on. The color cyan is most ‘male’, while women tend to describe colors according to warm-fuzzy descriptive names.


Comparing the World’s Richest People

Bloomberg Billionaires , designed by the Bloomberg Visual Data team, is a daily-updated interactive dashboard of the world’s richest people.

Many filtering and graphing features are relatively hidden behind beautiful buttons, such as a number-only view in the ranking list, and the variable choice of the vertical and horizontal axes in the scatter plot view. Also, a dynamic timeline at the bottom allows one to explore the historical rankings of the last 10 months.

Accordingly, one can perceive how the large majority of billionaires has significantly been gaining wealth during the last year (and daily gains or losses of more than 500 million dollars in not uncommon), while very few have seen any relative losses. For those wanting to marry a billionaire without any direct heirs, the number of children can be plotted as well.