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Charting the Lesson of Wikipedia’s Jimmy Appeal

Yesterday I posted here David McCandless’ fascinating 18-minute talk on data visualization, in which he puts up charts and graphs as a window into patterns and relationships in numbers.

Watching that talk led me to discover his Information is Beautiful blog, which is a great source of ideas and insights.

For example, the chart shown here, from that blog, titled The Science Behind Wikipedia’s Jimmy Appeal:

business chart

That’s just one recent example. Fascinating stuff.

3 responses to “Charting the Lesson of Wikipedia’s Jimmy Appeal”

  1. Sara says:

    I usually love McCandless’ stuff, but in this one, he just gets it wrong. Read the fisking he got from VisualJournalism.

  2. I use Wikipedia *less* now because of that obnoxious plea banner on every page.

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