Entries in spending (77)
New infographic, Ever Gotten A Date Online?, from OnlineSchools.org examining some of the data behind online dating. As Mashable points out, one of the most surprising statistics is that the online dating industry is larger than the porn industry.
From Jennifer Van Grove at Mashable: Per the graphic — which pulls data from a number of sources, including Reuters and The Washington Post — online dating is worth more than one billion dollars per year, with the mobile phone dating market worth $550 million.
Fixr.com posted this infographic on their blog yesterday showing the statistics behinds the top 10 Best Small Cities to Buy A House in America. I like the format of a larger infographic that combines a few different styles into one comprehensive image. Combing map data, stylized bar charts and informative lists into one, easy-to-read infographic.
Imagine living in a small town where people are relaxed and friendly, no traffic jams, clean air, great education, fun leisure and culture, high salaries, and much more. We want to illustrate the top 10 small cities to live in the U.S taking into consideration such factors.
Thanks Andres for the link, and the chance to provide some input. Nice job!
From CreditKarma.com, apparently, the email provider you use can imply certain things about your personal financial position to the world.
You may have kept your AOL account since receiving a free disc in the 90’s, signed up for Yahoo! in college, got a Gmail invite, or moved to Comcast when you finally installed broadband, but what does it say about you? When categorized by email provider, the credit score and debt averages of users begins to tell a story. Do Gmail users take on larger mortgages? Do Yahoo! users have lower credit card limits? Credit Karma takes a closer look at how users of the most popular email providers stack up.
Found on FlowingData
Robin Richards (ripetungi) created this infographic about the FedEx Universe for MeetTheBoss.com. The version above is slightly modified to correct the size of some of the bubbles, add some mind-map style connection lines and add some photo images.
Created for MeetTheBoss.tv, it is a celebration of Fedex as a company and its size. Working thought creating this, I was amazed at the huge numbers involved in running a global company and getting packages around the earth. This is what I have tried to show.
I have updated this infographic. I received some great feedback from Randy Krum over at Coolinfographics.com (Great Site) and on reflection decided that it could be improved with greater use of the bubble mind map graphics. So that is what I have done. Also added some more eye candy with images inside of the main bubble totals. Let me know what any thoughts on the old vs the new.
You can see the original version below, and Robin has posted some comment about creating it on his blog, ripetungi.com. There’s a lesson here for infographic designers everywhere; the viewer sees the area of objects as representative of scale. So in the original version, the diameter of the bubbles changed with the value, but in the corrected version, the area of the bubbles changes. When the diameter increased by 2x, that meant that the area increased by 3.5x and the bubbles didn’t accurately represent the values.
Also worth noting that Robin created this infographic in ONE day. Great work under tight timelines!
Recent controversy about the budget of the BBC here in the UK made me curious about its spending. Here’s the BBC-o-Gram, a visualization I created for the Guardian Datablog, exploring the costs of running one of the biggest broadcasters in the world.
David has also posted the underlying data in a GoogleDocs spreadsheet.
GOOD has a good timeline of NASA’s budget over the last 50 years.
The Obama administration announced a new budget for NASA, which despite a nominal increase, cuts future programs and the prospect of more space exploration. This is a look at NASA’s budget over time, and the major missions it accomplished with that budget.
A collaboration between GOOD and Karlssonwilker.
Although, since the timeline wraps like text to keep it on one page, I think the bars that represent the different programs should stay in the same order. And what’s with the flashing images when you view the large infographic?
Are you an early bird or a tax procrastinator? Did you know that people who file their income tax returns in February are among the most likely to get refunds – and larger ones at that? TurboTax reports that 82% of taxpayers who filed before the end of February last year got money back, and on average, the refund for early filers is typically larger: $2,869 compared to $2,753 for returns filed through April 15th last year.
Forty percent of all tax returns last year were filed before the end of February. That means 60% missed out on some of the benefits of filing early such as putting money in your pocket faster – making your refund work for you.
Although I’m not a fan of the overuse of pie charts, I think it works in this case. The infographic doesn’t have so many pie charts that it becomes confusing, so its very easy to wrap your head around who this typical TurboTax, early-filier consumer is.
Thanks Laura for the link!
CD laddering is a strategy that allows you to take advantage of the higher cash rates offered by CDs, while at the same time ensuring that you have access to your money regularly. The most common type of CD ladder is the five year ladder. In this scenario, you open five different CDs. Let’s say that you check your savings account, and you have $15,000. You want to keep $5,000 for emergency purposes (move it to a high-yield savings account if it isn’t in one already), but use the remaining $10,000 to get your CD ladder started.
From NYTines.com, a treemap of Obama’s Budget Proposal color coded for increases and decreases from the prior year.
Rectangles in the chart are sized according to the amount of spending for that category. Color shows the change in spending from 2010.
Red indicates budget cuts, and green indicates increases in spending. It’s a little bit interactive, allowing you to zoom into specific parts of the budget, and see detials by hovering the mouse over squares.
Designed by Shan Carter and Amanda Cox.
Found on FlowingData.