Facebook can predict how long a relationship will last

Scientists can find a wealth of fascinating data on Facebook. This often yields interesting findings. For instance, did you know that it’s possible to use Facebook data to predict whether a romantic relationship will stand the test of time? After analyzing over a million Facebook profiles, Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist at Cornell, and Lars […]

Nike creates new metro map for London showing FuelPoints between stations

A Nike+ FuelBand is a great device for tracking your daily activities. The app’s playful nature will quickly challenge you to move more — between metro stations, for instance. The people at Nike thought the same, so they sent out a data scientist to determine how many FuelPoints you can actually earn by walking from […]

Jay-Z was right: Most rappers lie about their riches

If you are a real hip hop fan, the heading above this article should not come as a big surprise. However, on his latest album, hip hop icon Jay-Z rightly asks himself how much rappers are actually making up. High time to set the record straight! The truth in my verses, versus, your metaphors about […]

Start Up Universe visualizes the universe of Internet companies, founders, and investors

The new data visualization Start Up Universe paints an impressive picture of the ‘start-up universe’ as of 1990: fresh new Internet companies, their founders, and investors. Not just by company, but also by interrelation. Very impressive! The tool was created by the design agency Accurat, after which designer Ben Willers took it to the next […]

Stadtbilder: there is art to your Foursquare check-ins

We often present you with cool tools that allow you to create magic from your Foursquare check-ins. In many cases these are web applications, but how about a classic offline experience? The hotspots of your favorite city as an art object on your wall — Stadtbilder makes it possible. The person responsible for Stadtbilder’s creative […]

Hotshot Charts visualizes this season’s performance by NBA players

Thanks to a miraculous revival by child prodigy LeBron James in the sixth and seventh game, Miami Heat succeeded in winning the prestigious NBA title this year. The combination of Americans, sports and statistics often yields fantastic results, and these Hotshot Charts are a case in point. Hotshot Charts is a data visualization by a […]

A per-country analysis of tweets on the Eurovision Song Contest

While it’s like an oven outside and summer finally seems to have arrived despite a few false starts, let’s travel a month back in time for a bit. Because aren’t you interested in knowing how much of a hot topic the Eurovision Song Contest was on the web? Exceptionally hot, if we are to believe […]

Women prefer Twitter and Facebook, men Google+ and LinkedIn

Check the infographic below for a bunch of fun facts. It is the result of various studies into social media usage among American men and women. InternetServiceProviders.org compiled the most interesting findings from studies by organizations such as, Pew Research and The New York Times, and created a data visualization focusing on the battle of […]

10 types of social media addiction

    According to critics, there is no two ways about it: social media is an addictive virus and escape seems impossible. It is also a mutating virus that has a different effect on each and every one of us, as is evident in actual practice! It changes the simplest people in the world to […]