Entries in internet (194)
Great timeline infographic depicting the rise and fall of different browsers portrayed as knights marching across a field. The data set used is available here.
It took me a while to find any information about the author, but I found this description on the Wired.com blog.
Here's a creative look at the history of the browser wars from 2002 through mid-2008. The infographic was submitted to Reddit by a user named BovingdonBug. He says he created it as part of an application for a graphic design job on a newspaper.Thanks Alwyn for the link!
I had to post this one. TorrentFreak.com revealed that The Pirate Bay has quietly released a Google powered map site that shows the locations of the bit-torrent clients. Of course they carefully maintain the anonymity of their users.
You can click on the icon over a particular country to see their statistics. From everything I hear, I would have thought the U.S. to have more pirates...ARRRRR!
From TimGraham.net, Tim plotted out some statistics about all of the spam email he received in February 2008.
Tim, only 208.5 spam emails a day? You need to get your email address out into more public places!
Thanks for the link Alwyn!
Great infographic from the team at Eliiance.com showing how web content (articles) gets from publishing to actual consumption by online viewers.
A while back Bungie.net, the makers of the Halo series of games, started tracking data on their servers about how their different online multiplayer maps are preforming. They converted the data on kills and deaths in the multiplayer games into heatmaps, and then started publishing the maps online for everyone to see.
The advantages to players are that you can see places to avoid (areas with the highest deaths), and the locations from where the most kills come from. The map above shows the total data for the map called The Pit. But you can narrow down the information based on the type of weapon used. For example the map below shows the locations of the kills made with the sniper rifle. Meaning that shooting from these locations have been the most successful. (Also helpful if you keep getting killed by snipers and can't find them)
"Heatmaps are the Doppler Radar System of Death in Halo 3. We're tracking encounters, weapons used and their results in a given game, collecting that data and sharing it with players visually. The key here is 'the darker the red, the more frequent the deaths (or kills, depending on the parameters)'," Bungie explains in its weekly update.
Cool video created by Melih Bilgil
"History of the internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to file-sharing, from arpanet to internet. The history is told with help of the PICOL icons, which are also a part of my diploma. The icons are soon available for free on picol.orgFound on Information Aesthetics, and thanks to Ethel for the Tweet.
Josef Müller-Brockmann was a Swiss graphic designer and teacher, mostly recognised for his simple designs and his clean use of typography, notably Helvetica. This visualization is the result of a personal web research about Josef Müller-Brockmann and the international typographical style. It contains 3 key elements: (1) the research of information on the web, (2) chronological information on Josef Muller-Brockmann's life and links to the last part, and finally the last part (3) is composed of a critical article based on information found online. The project is in french.Thanks to Filipe for sending in the link!
Greetings from the Blogipeligo!
A fun infographic from xkcd.com that uses a map image to communicate the relative sizes of the different types of online communities. I was impressed that I at least recognized most of them, and actually participate in some of them.
From the Mozilla website, and obviously a part of their sales pitch. I picked up that the calendar arrangement of the squares is in fact correct for 2006. Its getting the small things right that help make good infographics.
An independent study shows that, in 2006, IE users were vulnerable to online threats 78% of the time. Firefox users? Only 2%.
“At risk” defined as publicly available exploits with no patch. Source: “Internet Explorer users Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006” Brian Krebs, Washington Post, 1/4/2007