Entries in Google (26)
Google’s PageRank worked well until people realized what drove search & how to optimize for it. But the web moves much faster than the colleges do. A million spam pages are created every hour! Thus Google’s relevancy algorithms have grown in complexity over the years.
Google has partnered with Eyebeam to sponsor the Data Viz Challenge: Visualize Your Taxes using data provided by WhatWePayFor.com. I really like the data viz styles used as a font, similar to the Goole Doodles.
Every year, Americans fill out income tax forms and make a payment to the IRS. It’s an important civic duty, but it is also a lot of money. Where does it all go? Using data provided by WhatWePayFor.com, we challenge you to create a data visualization that will make it easier for U.S. citizens to understand how the government spends our tax money.
The Prize: $10,000 in prizes with $5,000 for the top entry. Winning entries will featured on the DataVizChallenge.org website, the Official Google Blog, Eyebeam.org and Fast Company’s design blog, Co.Design.
The Deadline: Submit your entries by midnight of March 27, 2011. Finalists will be announced the week of April 11, and winners will be publicly announced on Tax Day (April 18, 2011).
Participants must be residents of the U.S., which is an issue for many would-be designers.
From the Google Code site, the Periodic Table of Google APIs & Developer Tools is a cool layout of the tools available. It’s actually well designed table, so each element is clickable, and takes you to the information page about that particular API.
They’re color-coded by category, but many of them belong to multiple categories. For example, the Google Analytics is part of Data APIs, Ads and Tools. If you mouse over the category names at the top, all of the members of that category are highlighted below.
Found on Twitter through @illuminantceo
From Scores.org, a data-heavy Google(graphic) by Jess Bachman, Google’s Acquisition Appetite. Visualizing almost 10 years of Google’s acquisitions and investments, and there’s hardly a month that Google didn’t invest in something.
I like the multiple dimensions to the data. Three columns show how the acquisition helped Google, the colors of each acquisition show what assets were gained, an additional circle shows the value of the acquisition (if it is known) and of course the timeline aspect.
Great job Jess! I’d love to see you keep this updated somewhere.