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Meng Bomin

I'm not from London, but I was watching BBC coverage as the election results were coming in, and yes, they did project such a graphic on Big Ben. Of course, since no party won a majority of the seats, none of them ever reached the white line.


It did happen, although it wasn't quite as readable as the graphic suggests and it garnered all of 20 seconds of coverage across the night. Nice idea though; and shows the power of a simple 'chart' when there is a widespread yet unspoken understanding of what each colour represents.

dan l

Woot!!! I found a bad one! And somebody agreed with me that it was bad!

I'm really new to the wonderful world of charts. It's weird: I think I learn more from seeing the bad ones than I do the good ones. In this case, I stared at the racetrack with that abomination pie thingy for 5 minutes. I could feel my brain twisting as I tried to interpret it.


The Evolution of Facebook Privacy Over Time ( http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/ ) already includes a pretty good FAQ - certainly more forthcoming than many (most?) visualizations! I suspect the graphic is being forwarded without a link to the original.

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