Researchers at the University of Rochester collected and analyzed tweets to predict the spread of the flu. From the article:
“their algorithm was able to predict whether a healthy person would get sick (and tweet about it) with 90 percent accuracy.”
Article at http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/11/your-tweets-can-predict-when-youll-get-the-flu/#ixzz2kGIJwqnU (or click the picture)
I love how this infographic uses layers to display its content:
Found on visual.ly, a great infographics source!
These are a few examples of some maps that Dan, Tom, and I will discuss in class tomorrow:
Neu-York: An Alternate-History Map of if the Nazis Conquered NY (discussed in a post here)
Twitter mapping of geotags through various cities
Transportation check-ins on FourSquare
Underskin: The Human Subway Map
London Tube Map: New and Old
NYC’s Design Scene
Musical NYC Subway Map: Alexander Chen made a version of the NYC subway map that plays music as the trains intersect routes. (Video on linked page) –> I’m particularly interested in this usage of animation as time and music as interaction in the visual space.
The United States of Autocomplete – This gives a whole new spin on stereotypes via Google autocomplete.
XKCD Map of Online Communities (updated version!)
Maps as a metaphor: Omelette Recipe (how useful is this?)
There are also a ton of interesting maps at Kottke.org under the maps tag.
Someone mapped real-time tweets around the globe and made it into an interactive project. Extra points for not using flash!