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Think I'm going to spend a bit of time getting used to this place and the different timeline features before I work out and pursue a 'follow' strategy

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“Strange Bird” is a new podcast “about the data behind our everyday lives with Mona Chalabi.”

And it’s published through a new UI by the Guardian Mobile Lab — part audio player, part chatbot, part photo viewer. It includes lots of charts, too!

gdnmobilelab.com/strangebird/

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NEW POST: (Yet) another appearance with @jschwabish on the @policyviz podcast. In this episode we chat about our experiences of the Camp, live from Facebook HQ visualisingdata.com/2018/02/po vis.social/media/VuaGrUi4FGa4e

NEW POST: Closing the curtain on 2017, here's my final monthly roundup of the best visualisation content discovered during December 2017
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(ok, I'm cross-posting from 🐦 but this seems important) We hear about color blindness, but what about dyslexia? Anyone avoiding italics based on research like this? 10% of people would be dyslexic; that's more than color blindness. blog.dyslexia.com/good-fonts-f

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Some of you may find this interesting: datapitch.eu/

"Data Pitch is a EU-funded open innovation programme bringing together corporate and public-sector organisations that have data with startups and SMEs that work with data."

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Hey y'all, I am *very* excited to launch a new Datawrapper feature today:

We added an integrated color blindness simulation and *automated color checking*!

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Here's the blog post explaining it all blog.datawrapper.de/colorblind

Any folks on here attending the Social Science Foo Camp at Facebook tomorrow (and over weekend)?

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'What is on your mind?' this panel asks. Well, Mastodon, I'm musing about how to use you. I don't see you as a replacement for Twiller and Bookface, rather a complementary space, but I'm not sure what that actually means just yet. Hard-core DV people here, more a wider hobbyist/passer-by audience out there? I also don't yet know what my follow strategy will be, too many interesting people already. As I say, I'm just musing out loud...

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Started turning some of my data visuals into 3d prints. Thought I'd share! This is a density map of where baseballs are hit on the field

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I'm not great at asking for money, so here I go: Scroll all the way down to the bottom of… vis.social/about/more

It is noticeable that *significantly* more men joined this group than women. Out of 42 followers, only 3 are female


I'm going to lose the textured distinction between goods and services - the category labels already establish that and doesn't feel that important, rather it instinctively implies uncertainty

= share a visualisation image and invite folks to make a suggestion for one thing they would change. This one thing is not criticism of a piece, rather the inevitability that there are many equally legitimate variations in our design choices. It might bomb, it might be the greatest thing ever. Or somewhere in between.

Let's try out a little Mastodon 'day 1' toot (god I hate toot) experiment...

Think I'm going to spend a bit of time getting used to this place and the different timeline features before I work out and pursue a 'follow' strategy

Changed my avatar to the human form of me as this feels like a place not to disguise oneself via a logo