Four short links: 25 December 2009

Spam Holidays, Best Visualizations, Six Degrees of Documentary, and Nano Christmas!

  1. One Billionth Spam Message Stats — from the honeypot project comes a pile of stats about which countries spam, what they spam for, when they spam, etc. One intriguing insight our data provides is that bad guys take vacations too. For example, there is a 21% decrease in spam on Christmas Day and a 32% decrease on New Year’s Day. Monday is the biggest day of the week for spam, while Saturday receives only about 60% of the volume of Monday’s messages. Enjoy your day off spam. (via Bruce Schneier)
  2. Flowing Data’s Five Best Data Visualization Projects of 2009 — I think I listed at least four of these in this year’s Four Short Links. You’re welcome!
  3. Six Degrees of Separation — tiring of “Sound of Music”? This BBC documentary on the science of social connection may help.
  4. Nanoscale SnowmenThe snowman is 10 µm across, 1/5th the width of a human hair.. (via BoingBoing)
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