Stumbled on this gem reading Jeremy’s 2019 recap and what a breath of fresh air.
A collection of good news, positive trends, uplifting statistics and facts — all beautifully visualized by Information is Beautiful.
How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars - WSJPermalink
Wonderful walk-through of just how much data you’re sharing when you do something as simple as pizza and a movie.
Our Fixation on Terrorism - PriceoomicsPermalink
A fantastic breakdown of the impact media has on how we perceive reality. The post starts by looking at the huge difference between coverage of terrorist attacks and the reality, demonstrating that media’s fixation (and the attention we give those articles) makes terrorism seem far more prevalent than it is.
Then there’s this sobering, accurate and important conclusion:
In addition to selective data, as readers we’re over-generalizing our view of the entire other side , based on extreme events or commentary from a select fringe.
A Day in the Life of AmericansPermalink
Fun visualization of 1,000 American’s activity over the course of an average day.
Datafication and ideological blindness - Cennydd BowlesPermalink
Run from data-driven companies. In thrall to semi-science and blinded by their dogma, they’ve lost the ability to see intelligent alternative perspectives on their business, their products, and the world. Embrace instead data-informed companies. This isn’t mere grammatical pedantry — a company genuinely informed by data understands the risks of datafication and adopts sophisticated, balanced approaches to strategy that blend quant, qual, and even some of that unfashionable prediction and intuition.