I am happy (8.3? from 9) to present you this –> link!
Daily Happiness Averages for Twitter, September 2008 to present
The happiness rank (whatever this is) for ‘happy’: ok!
The happiness rank for ‘sadness’: ok!
And this, the happiness rank for ‘statistics’ …. below the average! Unbelievable 😉
… See also OECD’s Better Life Index
I have long argued for doing data visualizations in-house and even there within the people who know about the subject-matters. Statistical organizations suffer from a lot of friction by outsourcing everything software related and even the arguments with internal IT-departments not always result in timely innovation.
Luckily data visualization on the web has become less than a rocket science and especially the ONS Data Visualisation Center has shown excellent work in this space, that was done in-house by statisticians.
Therefore I feel it being appropriate to invite the followers of this blog to The Graphical Web 2013 Conference, which takes place October 21.-23. in San Francisco. The conference may be known to you as SVGopen, which it was called until 2012 but the name-change reflects the wider use of different graphical technologies such as Canvas or WebGL. However they all have in common that they are open standards and don’t require any plugins.
Conference submissions are welcome until June 9th and National Statistical Institutions have certainly a lot of material to showcase in this realm. The conference will give you the opportunity to get in contact with developers from your favorite Library (D3), browser vendors and w3c experts. Also expect a lot of representatives from Adobe to attend.
Happy New Year!Cartoon by nzz.ch, campus, 24.12.2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
No kind of number can depict this reality. Carlos de Hita has made his own census and collected amazing sounds.
February 14th: blogstats surpassed 100,000 views
And blogstats belongs to the 300 top data blogs according to Marshall Kirkpatrick (Co-Editor and Lead Writer at ReadWriteWeb.com)
3550 years ago: no blogging, no internet … but just beautiful pictures and gestures and unique art.
(Echnaton, picture: NZZ 18.2.2010)