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Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet

Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

It wasn’t malicious. The file itself was the size of a small JPEG. It was given the absolute lowest priority. And it was set to self-destruct if anything went wrong. But this small file allowed one single hacker to measure the Internet activity of nearly half a million connected devices around the world, then share the results with everyone.

How was this even possible? The "hacker" barely hacked anything. In reality, they gained access to all these systems because each had the default "root" set as a password. With this access in hand, they ran several tests focusing on Internet structure and activity. And what they created from all this data is a spectacular map that captures a day in the life of the Internet (and all of its users).


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Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 11, 2013 3:17 AM
Wonderful
Nacho Vega's curator insight, May 11, 2013 12:18 PM

Creative power: hacking at the end of the world!

 

Using "root" as universal key :))

Kristin Newton's curator insight, May 11, 2013 10:10 PM

The Internet is connecting us day by day in amazing ways.

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Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia

Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted--geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing. But what about looking at these locations en masse?

That was a question asked by data viz specialist and programmer Olivier Beauchesne. To find out, he downloaded all of Wikipedia (it’s open-source, after all) then used an algorithm that would assemble 300 topical clusters from popular, related keywords. Then he placed the location of each article in these topical clusters on a map. What he found was astounding...


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6 Illuminating Big Data Infographics

6 Illuminating Big Data Infographics | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Is Big Data still a big mystery to you? 

In recent years, the volume of information coming into companies has exploded, so that many IT organizations are dealing with extremely large sets of data. 

IT leaders are rethinking many aspects of how they manage and deliver information, from investments in infrastructure and analytics tools to new policies for organizing and accessing data so they can deliver more of it, faster. They are concerned that if they don't have the right tools and architectures to deal with all that information, then big data can be a big problem. Check out these infographics on Big Data to see the impact...


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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, January 21, 2013 2:28 AM

Et en plus, c'est beau !

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 21, 2013 10:46 AM

The ability to access and translate BIG DATA will hold the possibility of making teams more successful.  What is IT doing to make it happen?

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An infographic explores the state of infographics

An infographic explores the state of infographics | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

It turns out 2012 was a huge year for the infographic—internet culture likes its data presented with charming representative imagery. 

 

Business, technology, and social media comprised the most popular topics for this exploding medium, according to data, Singapore searched the term “infographic” more than any other global city. 
The year’s most popular infographic was “What Are the Odds,” which explores how improbable it is that you (or this infographic, for that matter) came into existence in the first place...


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Kristin Newton's curator insight, February 12, 2013 5:58 AM

Is the younger generation becoming more visual and less dependent on words? Or is "a picture worth a thousand words" just a faster way to communicate?

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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.

 

Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.

 

Additional topics covered include:

The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing
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HCL's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:26 PM

Some good tips here...

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40 Beautiful Infographic Designs

40 Beautiful Infographic Designs | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
An information graphic in its simplest form is a visual interpretation of data.

Though an incredibly useful form of data presentation, infographics have traditionally been an underwhelming sector of the design world.

That being said, there are some brilliant designers out there who have turned this form of data visualization into beautiful and creative works of art.

In appreciation of those designers who find beauty in data, here is a collection of 40 curated infographic designs that aim to inspire...


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How Much Data is Created Every Minute?

How Much Data is Created Every Minute? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

HOW MUCH DATA IS CREATED EVERY MINUTE?
Data never sleeps. Every minute massive amounts of it are being generated from every phone, website and application across the Internet. Just how much data is being created and where does it come from?
For that, check out this infographic...


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The Value of Data Visualization [infographic video]

The Value of Data Visualization [infographic video] | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
How do you make knowledge powerful? This cool Motion Graphic describes the value of data visualization.


It looks at the challenge of communicating information and how it becomes especially difficult when trying to convey a message full of complex data, which is often difficult to interpret quickly and clearly to the naked eye.


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David McCandless' fabulous site~Information is Beautiful

David McCandless' fabulous site~Information is Beautiful | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

David McCandless, is a London-based author, writer and designer. He has written for The Guardian, Wired and others. These days he is an independent data journalist and information designer. A passion of his is visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words.

David's pet-peeve?  ...pie charts. Love pie. Hate pie-charts. Hear hear!


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Vintage Data Visualization: 35 examples from before the Digital Era

Vintage Data Visualization: 35 examples from before the Digital Era | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Graphics, charts, diagrams and visual data representations have been published on books, newspapers and magazines since they've existed, not to mention old maps and scientific illustrations...

 

Despite the lack of tools such as the ones we have at our disposal nowadays, they are as inspiring and important as the best contemporary visualizations. Visit the article link for a gallery of vintage visualizations...


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 20, 2013 9:39 AM
my pleasure
Charlley Luz's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:26 AM

muito legal, os Infográficos antes de existir a internet. 35 exemplos de infográficos no papel :) Achei falta do Marcha para Moscou do Minard http://www.datavis.ca/gallery/re-minard.php ;

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, July 20, 2013 2:57 PM

El brasileño Tiago Veloso, fundador de Visual Loop, nos ofrece 35 interesantísimas representaciones visuales de distintos fenómenos y eventos que permiten hacer un paseo por la historia de la ilustración científica.

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The Big Data Explosion [infographic]

The Big Data Explosion [infographic] | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Data is everywhere!

Take a look at the data that is being produced throughout the world every day and the sources of the explosion of big data...


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Andres Zurita's curator insight, February 5, 2013 6:27 AM

amazing flow of info...

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Can you trust an infographic?

Can you trust an infographic? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

A pictorial display of statistics, the infographic is a huge hit in the internet age.

But as one on rape figures has recently shown, they can be highly misleading.



A picture apocryphally speaks a thousand words, but its 21st-century counterpart – the infographic – often says much less. It's no surprise that the grabby and easily shared format has taken off in the internet era, and the latest graphic to go viral is one on a tough and complex problem: rape and criminal justice...


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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.

 

Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.

 

Additional topics covered include:

The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing


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HCL's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:26 PM

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Create infographics that demand attention with these online tools

Create infographics that demand attention with these online tools | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Want to create an attractive infographic but don’t have the budget to hire a professional designer?

Then you should try using an infographic-creation tool.

If your small business is looking for an eye-catching and easy to comprehend way to teach, inform, and inspire others about its products and services, infographics might be a good solution. Infographics can be more effective and memorable than other ways to present data, making them particularly effective for online audiences.

To create an infographic, you should make a list of possible ideas that you want to get across, create the initial draft or skeleton, color scheme it, and research your content from authoritative sites. Then it’s time to select your design platform.

 

Read about three online tools that can help you create stunning infographics...


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How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.

 

Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to queries but hidden from view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. This is the data that Google uses to navigate you from point A to point B.

Last week, Google showed me the internal map and demonstrated how it was built- the first time the company has let anyone see how the project it calls GT, or "Ground Truth," actually works.

Google opened up at a key moment in its evolution. The company began as an online search company, but then the mobile world exploded. Now, where you're searching from has become almost as important as what you're searching for. Google responded by creating an operating system, brand, and ecosystem that has become the only significant rival to Apple's iOS.

And for good reason. If Google's mission is to organize all the world's information, the most important challenge -- far larger than indexing the web -- is to take the world's physical information and make it accessible and useful...

 

Read the entire article for a fascinating look at how Google utilizes mapping systems, geo data, mobile technology, and visual representation to manage massive amounts of data from varying sources, including one of the most important to the success of Google Maps- human intelligence.


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A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools

A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
When I meet with people and talk about our work, I get asked a lot what technology we use to create interactive and dynamic data visualizations.

At Interactive Things, we have a set of preferred libraries, applications and services that we use regularly in our work. We will select the most fitting tool for the job depending on the requirements of the project. Sometimes a really simple tool is all you need to create something meaningful. On other occasions, a more multifaceted repertoire is needed. But how does one choose the right thing to use? An endless list of every tool available, does not answer that question and a recommendation from a friend is oftentimes more valuable.

That’s why we have put together a selection of tools that we use the most and that we enjoy working with. We called it selection.datavisualization.ch. It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code. We will keep this list as a living repository and add / remove things as technology develops...


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Jer Thorp: Make data more human

Jer Thorp: Make data more human | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
TED Talks Jer Thorp creates beautiful data visualizations to put abstract data into a human context.

At TEDxVancouver, he shares his moving projects, from graphing an entire year’s news cycle, to mapping the way people share articles across the internet.

Jer Thorp’s work focuses on adding meaning and narrative to huge amounts of data as a way to help people take control of the information that surrounds them.


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What Is Visualization?

What Is Visualization? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

This seems like a straightforward question, but it’s proven to be a difficult one to answer. Even visualization researchers don’t have a clear definition.

 

Is it synonymous with information graphics? Does visualization have to be computer generated? Does data have to be involved, or can it be abstract? The answers vary depending on who you ask.

 

Visualization is a medium. It’s not just an analysis tool nor just a way to prove a point more clearly through data.


Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. And just like authors who use words to communicate, there are rules that you should always follow and others that are guidelines that you can bend and break...


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Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:16 AM

De très nombreux exemples d'infographies, malheureusement pas toujours aboutis. A croiser avec d'autres infographies ou représentations sur des sujets identiques ou bien à rapprocher des données sources.

Sang Lee's curator insight, June 17, 2014 9:57 PM

Visualization

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