The etymology of the words in select articles and classic books.
In this week's visualization, Mike Kinde visualizes the etymology of the English words in various articles and books, including "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
BigQuery for all, a new resource for data journalists, open data is challenged.
In this week's data news, Google's BigQuery opens up to everyone, the Data Journalism Handbook is released, and the open data movement is called to the mat.
Visualizing the urban flow of Geneva.
This week's visualization illustrates the paths people take through Geneva, based on the digital traces left by their mobile phones.
A visualization of 100 years of trade by sea.
This week's visualization looks at over 100 years of sea trade, mapping the routes of the Spanish, Dutch, and British from 1750 onward.
Bot graders pass muster, Instagram's small team handles scale, assessing UK open data efforts.
In this week's data news, a look at the performance of automated essay-grading software, scaling Instagram, and an audit of the UK government's open data initiative.
A look at class, geography and fatality rates of the Titanic's passengers.
This week's visualization maps the hometowns of the Titanic's passengers, showing class, geographic background, and fatalities.
Wikidata's structure vs. diverse knowledge, and a look at the many factors behind Netflix's recommendations.
A critic says Wikidata could undermine Wikipedia's localized information. Also, Netflix explains why its recommendation engine is much more complicated than most people realize.
The 1940 census makes its data debut, and the White House shows off its data initiative.
In this week's data news, the National Archives releases the data from the 1940 Census, the federal government outlines its big data plans, and an app uproar leads to good thinking on privacy and sharing.