Category Archives: Data tools

BuzzData.com – A Social Network for Data Journalists

A BuzzData user profile page Earlier this month data journalism got it’s very own a social network with the launch of Toronto-based website BuzzData. Users of this new service can upload data, visualisations, articles and background on a topic or … Continue reading

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An Argentinean Hackathon

An exciting development in the international data visualisation world is next weeks Hackathon in Buenos Aires. On 13 August the press room of the Tecnopolis science and technology park in Buenos Aires will play host to a day of computer … Continue reading

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Yahoo Pipes, How to aggregate Feeds even in foreign languages

Yahoo Pipes provides an easy to use way of manipulating information from the web in order to create custom feeds. With its easy to use graph based Graphical User Interface (GUI) you can pull together and link data from RSS sources, … Continue reading

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Tip: How to Google Docs as a scraper tool

While looking to scrape some data from wikipedia recently I was inspired to do a blog post on how easy this process is when using ready made tools on Google Docs. Wikipedia may not be the most impenetrable of fortresses … Continue reading

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…and one pretty pathetic data visualisation win

Following my completely failure to produce the map of UKUncut actions I had spent hours working towards, I have decided to temporarily sooth my bitterness with something a lot simpler. Below is a simple graph of UKuncut actions over time. … Continue reading

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One ambitious data visualisation fail…

I thought it might be interesting to actually make an interesting visualisation of a current news story. So first I picked my data. UKuncut have obviously been in the news a lot, so I thought it would be interesting to … Continue reading

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Fuelling the nuclear hysteria

The accidents that have occurred at the Fukushima I power plant in the aftermath of the earthquakes in Japan have gripped the attention of the world and the media. The memories of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster are still a haunting … Continue reading

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