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Infographic of the day

Overnewsed but uninformed-- Stefan Bräutigam

The explanation, auto-translated from the German by Google (!) and tidied up slightly by me (!!), reads thus:
With access to news possible at any time via a variety of communication channels, a broad media landscape with a myriad of information producers and suppliers has developed. For the viewer it becomes more difficult to determine the authenticity of messages. You are looking for sources that can be trusted.

Overnewsed but Uninformed helps in the search. Sequences are described, ownership and dependencies disclosed, and user behavior illustrated. Background information, monitoring and analysis show how the real message — of a bridge fall in Minneapolis [in this case] — can be assessed and categorized. Unfortunately, if you want to see the whole thing up close, you'll have to download the 22MB PDF file here.

[Via Visual Complexity]

Musical arrangements

Mined
Originally uploaded by Champagnerocker

Two fab — and overlapping — flickr sets: Song Chart meme and Song Chart. Hours of silly fun (even if, like me, you're too old/stodgy to know many of the songs).

Right now my favorite is this one. But with everything that's on offer, I may find something even better... Stay tuned, as it were.

Meta-information design

How much do I appreciate an infographic that organizes and explains infographics? Well, OK, that was a rhetorical question, but the answer is: A WHOLE LOT.

Check out this Periodic Table of Visualization Methods (part of an online course called Visual Literacy that was created by a consortium of European universities).

Hover your cursor over any cell in the table and you see a handy example of that particular format.

Oh my, the coolness.