Posts tagged "New York Times"

Thanksgiving flight patterns

Millions of Americans will fly home this Thanksgiving weekend. (Based on my morning commute, the holiday already started a couple of days early.) Josh Katz and Quoctrung Bui for the New York Times mapped the difference in flight volume for this weekend against the norm, based on Google Flights search data. Color from red to turquoise provides direction from origin to destination, respectively, and the thickness of the lines represent...

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Food tracker diary timeline

With the availability of weight and food tracking apps these days, there are thousands of people building out their time series every day. Albert Sun for the New York Times visualized the outlier case of Steve Lochner who lost over 100 pounds during a three-year period. Once again, the annotation makes it. As you scroll, the timeline plays out and significant events such as spikes, drops, and milestones are marked...

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Out-of-state gun purchasing

In states with stricter gun laws, firearms still find their way in. Based on data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, maps by Gregor Aisch and Josh Keller for the New York Times show where the guns came from in 2014. The data represents about 50,000 out-of-state guns used in crimes for the year, and of course, this is just a percentage of what actually gets across....

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Melting Greenland

This map-centric piece from the New York Times is good. They keep refining the art of storytelling with a mix of mediums and are clearly a step above the rest. In this case, the map navigates you as you scroll and shows you where to look. Tags: environment, Greenland, New York Times

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Monopoly pieces to show presidential funding

According to the New York Times, 158 families funded about half of the presidential campaigns so far. With great effect, the Times used Monopoly house and hotel pieces to show this number. The main point of impact comes from the scaled comparison at the beginning, against the backdrop of the White House. Tags: Monopoly, New York Times

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Cost of mobile ads to the consumer

The ethics and future of ads to keep sites running is still up in the air. But one thing's for sure: Ads and their trackers take up a lot of the bandwidth and load time for many sites. This is a problem especially for mobile where data caps and speed are more often an issue than on desktops. The New York Times ran tests on 50 major news sites to...

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Cost of mobile ads to the consumer

The ethics and future of ads to keep sites running is still up in the air. But one thing's for sure: Ads and their trackers take up a lot of the bandwidth and load time for many sites. This is a problem especially for mobile where data caps and speed are more often an issue than on desktops. The New York Times ran tests on 50 major news sites to...

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Death in Syria counted

It is estimated that over 200,000 people have been killed during the Syrian civil war. That's a lot of lives. Lives. In a striking representation by the New York Times, a dot represents each life lost. Tags: New York Times, perspective, Syria

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Making a hit song with Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex

The New York Times got me to watch an interview with Justin Bieber in it multiple times. Along with (mostly) Diplo and Skrillex, a visual layer set on top of the video interview further explains what the musicians are talking about. Here, just watch it. Then compare that with another New York Times piece from 2012, which happens to interview another producer who worked with Bieber. Today's piece seems so...

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Same BMI, different body

Body mass index is often used as a way to set weight classes of underweight to obese, but the measurement is likely too basic. From the New York Times: The illustrations here were created from scans of six people, who were all 5 feet 9 inches tall and 172 pounds. This means that though their bodies look very different, they all have exactly the same body mass index, or B.M.I....

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