The Cost of War.

I love it when someone takes data, and crafts a well designed, well thought out informative piece. The video below and the interactive website for “The Fallen of World War II” is one of those pieces. Designed and animated by  Neil Halloran, this data visualization breaks down military and civilian casualties in the 6 year conflict and compares them to other military conflicts past and present. The information is presented in a straightforward fact driven way, that hooks the viewer and draws them in. Especially when you see the numbers in comparison to each country, and presented on the timeline. The interactive site, has a ticket price for admission. The recommended price is $2.50, and is completely worth the experience if you are into history, numbers, and data. The animated documentary runs just under 20 minutes, but is really worth watching. It’s a great lesson on the human cost of war, and mans inhumanity to man. It also points out some very interesting facts about who is fighting with whom since World War II ended.

Every Minute of Every Day, Data Never Sleeps.

Every Minute, of every day, of every year, the activity shown below is happening on the internet. In our connected world its a fact that data never sleeps, and there is no sign of things slowing down. In fact these numbers will get bigger as time marches forward. According to the infographic, in the time it took me to write this, 347 WordPress blog posts were pushed out to the web including mine.

Image created by Domo

Network An Animation by Michael Rigley.

I really love this animated infographic on data usage by Michael Rigley. He manages to take something, that to most people would be boring statistics and information, and convert it into a dynamic and rich display of captivating facts and figures.

If you ever wonder what happens to all that information you send to people via texts, emails, Facebook updates, Twitter etc. This little video will show you. One very interesting fact is how long cell providers keep the data you send on record. AT&T keeps every text and email you send via your phone for 84 months. That is 8 years people.