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05.14.13 Andy Cush

Reddit is huge, almost unfathomably so. To a lurker like myself, it can be difficult to understand the inner workings and connections beyond a few big subreddits, like AdviceAnimals, IAmA, and, uh, NSFW Science. Thanksfully, redditor sharkbait784 created this interactive data visualization, which maps the connections between subs based on the number of times each sub […]

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05.10.13 Marina Galperina

This is 0.5 seconds of Johnson & Johnson trading activity on May 2, 2013. It’s slowed down 720x and stretched out to six seconds. Woah woah woah. Explained: Each box represents one exchange. The SIP (CQS in this case) is the box at 6 o’clock. It shows the National Best Bid/Offer. Watch how much it […]

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04.01.13 Andy Cush

If you don’t actively use the virtual currency Bitcoin, it can be difficult to truly understand some basic facts about it: Just how widely is Bitcoin really used? How often do people make transactions using the currency, and how big is the average payout? Are we talking about the equivalent of petty cash transactions or […]

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11.27.12 Andy Cush

This ingenious visualization captures one full day of New York metro area transit–from the LIRR to the subway to the Staten Island ferry and beyond–from 4PM to 4AM. Very little context is provided by the video’s creators, but I’m assuming each one of those little dots represents a single train/bus/ferry/whatever. It’s unclear what the color-coding […]

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