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@scott got an email from liberapay saying theyโ€™re shutting down. any alternative in mind?

I have a favor to ask: Please go to

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โ€ฆand invite a friend who you think should be here on vis.social.

New registrations are still suspended, to keep out spambots. But you can use the link above to welcome in other humans. :)

fun fact: speakers at IEEEvis aren't paid and and even have to buy a $645 ticket to attend the conference. At the same time IEEE made $32,219,700 profits with conferences in 2016. Nice scam.

How do you deal with when data?

Submit a talk pitch to speak at 2018 (an event at @ieeevis, Oct 22 in Berlin, one day after @InfoPlusConf).

See our call for participation at visinpractice.org. Submit your talk title and abstract by June 30

I swear, @lisacrost is doing the most clear and accessible writing about data vis principles today. Read her latest: blog.datawrapper.de/dualaxis/

A rare social network diagram spotted in the wild on bloomberg.com. They also used (fake?) networks as background illustration for pull-out quotes /cc @jwyg bloomberg.com/features/2018-pa

Upgraded vis.social to the next tier hosting plan, as weโ€™ve now got almost 1,000 members! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Did you say , @scott? Data comic #3, more info at medium.com/@Matt1Hong/data-com

Thanks for everyone on their input. There's a lot of room for experimentation, as I have with colors and speech bubbles here. So criticisms are always welcome

I published:

#DeleteFacebook: Perspective from a platform that doesnโ€™t put democracy in peril

medium.com/tootsuite/deletefac

Ok, what do people here think about the weird 4 quadrant not-quite-pie-charts with different radii

bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-uk

To be honest, I have no idea how to read them. Hovering over the slices reveals the values which don't seem to add up to 100% at all.

For instance, in the second screenshot, dark gray is 72%, light gray 60%, yellow 42%, and orange is 26%.

Let's discuss!

I dislike the term scrollytelling, but, wow, this is quite the scrollytale, with fantastic maps and camera work. nyti.ms/2FJS7sn

the latest data stories episode on cognitive biases and data visualization is fantastic. make sure to listen all through the end! datastori.es/116-cognitive-bia

@gka and I want to convince you to never use diverging stacked bars ever again (with or without neutrals). We wonder what you think about our arguments: blog.datawrapper.de/divergingb

vis.social/media/zgDNgWQ1BcU9i

VISAP'18 - the @ieeevis Arts Program runs from 23-26 October 2018 in Berlin. Theme for the Call for Entries this year is data and identities; submissions due on June 1st. visap.net vis.social/media/LWVLFgJp76fQq

I've been thinking about how we at The Economist can build a community around our data journalism and how we can make our stories work better on social media. If you're interested in that, I'd appreciate if you'd give this a look and let me know what you think:

medium.com/severe-contest/spot vis.social/media/jeNQoxyWhnj5e

It's a bummer. I think something like the amazing side-by-side layout of Bryan Connor's TheWhyAxis blog would've been a much better choice for the piece on desktop browsers.

e.g. thewhyaxis.info/lyra/

Also it feels like it was designed for mobile only, so only 25% of my screen is being used for the graphics. And even worse, these 25% are then overlayed with the text so I can never see both the maps and the text at the same time. vis.social/media/7vUgKIo5gsxE8

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Not sure what's up with all this scrollytelling in this natgeo bird migration piece, but it almost ruined the whole thing for me.

nationalgeographic.com/magazin