Datablog

Syndicated Spreading Democracy At the Push of a Button

Unlocking data that can help people monitor what their governments are really up to

Advertising How Do We Hit The Next Social Media Gold Mine?

Despite the progress we've made with social analytics, we're still debating the relevance and utilization of different types of mined data.

Technology Every Hurricane Visualized Since 1851

A glowing, pulsating map shows the path of 161 years of hurricanes.

Retail Are Apple's Product Launches Becoming More Frequent?

Nineteen products have been launched this year, the data shows that this year is in the top three for new gadgets from the tech giant. See the full chart.

Gaming & Play When Olympic Medals Are Weighted Against Each Country's GDP, Russia Wins

Statisticians looked at factors like GDP and total population to determine who the real winning country is when it comes to performing at the Olympic Games.

Design Is Data Journalism The New Punk Rock?

Using the British Punk Rock Band Sideburns' 1977 chart as a guide, Simon Rogers asks, 'do you need to be part of a major news operation or work for a big media company to be a data journalist, or can anyone do it?'

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Modern Data Visualization Helps To Uncover Ancient Shipping Routes

James Cheshire of Spatial Analysis has visualised British, Dutch and Spanish historical shipping records to produce maps of 18th Century trade paths.

Data Without Borders: Why I Want To Change The World [Headlines]

Data scientist Jake Porway wants to hook up developers with charities and the developing world. Here he explains why.