About this Blogsphere:

This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

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December 23, 2009

Information Visualization: A Day In The Life of New York Times

December 17, 2009: NYT.com-traffic
"Today in the Bits blog, Nick Bilton shares valuable findings about the readers of NYTimes.com. The Times’ research and development group created a visualization project to explore the subject. The objective of the research was to find more about NYTimes.com readers. Where did they live and what type of devices were they using to view the content?" continue reading

The New York Times site traffic, World View, June 25, 2009 from Nick Bilton on Vimeo.

See on the same shelf:
  • Visualizing a Day in the Life of the MBTA - information aesthetics
  • December 08, 2009

    Google Goggles: Visual search, without typing or saying a word

    "Google Goggles is a visual search app for Android phones. Instead of using words, take a picture of an object with your camera phone: we attempt to recognize the object, and return relevant search results. Goggles also provides information about businesses near you by displaying their names directly in the camera preview."

    More here:
  • Using Google Voice Search;
  • 10 ways Google Goggles will change the world

    Info courtesy: IT World Canada
  • September 23, 2009

    Visualizing Level of Access & Level of Trust - Another Trendsetter in Social Networking

    Extract: "To do so, WhoDoYouKnowAt offers a unique "Levels of Trust" system which allows your online relationships to more accurately reflect those in the real world. With each connection, you can set their "Level of Trust" to reflect your real life relationship. For example, when sharing a contact's information with some folks, you can choose to remain anonymous. With your more trusted relationships, however, you can choose to share all your network information. For those close connections who you want to invite into your trusted network, you can invite them to "pair" with you, meaning you'll mutually exchange all your contact information. Unlike with LinkedIn, you don't "pair" (aka "friend" or "connect") with all your contacts - just the designated trusted ones. " continue reading: WhoDoYouKnowAt: Because LinkedIn is Too Open, Written by Sarah Perez

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    September 14, 2009

    Visualizing Online Content Ranking: PostRank

    Info courtesy: Gerry McKiernan / >>> Best Viewed In Firefox <<<


    "PostRank is a scoring system developed by AideRSS to rank any kind of online content, such as RSS feed items, blog posts, articles, or news stories. PostRank is based on social engagement, which refers to how interesting or relevant people have found an item or category to be. Examples of engagement include writing a blog post in response to someone else, bookmarking an article, leaving a comment on a blog, or clicking a link to read a news item." continue reading

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    July 11, 2009

    Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture and Dissent

    Published June 16, 2009
    Authored by Bruce Etling, John Kelly, Rob Faris, John Palfrey, Internet and Democracy -- Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2009-06 [Download PDF ]

    Extract: KEY FINDINGS

    "We conducted a study of the Arabic language blogosphere using link analysis, term frequency analysis, and human coding of individual blogs."

    ... A Country-based network (view the full map); Arabic media ecosystem; Personal life and local issues are most important. continue reading

    March 08, 2009

    Evolving Neighbourhood Maps: Google Earth Vs. Bhuvan

    Zoom in and click on an area to see details

    Bird’s-eye view: A satellite image by Cartosat-2 of Khairatabad and its surroundings in Hyderabad. Such satellites shoot images of objects as small as a car to build a three-dimensional map of the world.
    "If Google Earth shows details upto 200 metres distance and Wikimapia upto 50 metres, Bhuvan will show images upto 10 metres, which means you can easily see details upto a three floor high building and also add information." Times of India

    February 21, 2009

    Visualizing Concepts

    you are in CONCEPT gallery

    Example: THE FOUR SIDES OF A CUBE. The Kaba in Makka is the archetype for this piece composed of various verses from the Qur'an.

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    January 18, 2009

    The Great Financial Chain of Being ~~ Shakespeare visualized

    "William Shakespeare lived in an ordered universe. The moral philosophers of his day conceived of that universe as a Great Chain of Being.

    ...Classical economics has constructed something similar. The very wealthy, or the captains of industry, occupy God's rung on the ladder, followed by the CEO's, shareholders, etc. Mere "consumers" are the equivalent of inanimate objects." continue reading Prof. Owen Gray's The Great Financial Chain of Being

    See also:

  • Evolution of Species. Darwinistic Ideas of Ancient Greeks

  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 17, Visualized
  • January 16, 2009

    Customer Service & Visual Signatures

    "10 Simple Ways to Signature Service"
    "Simple (and Free) Customer Service Solutions for Restaurants and Eating Establishments" By Albert Barneto
    “Signature service” is a term that I use to describe customer service that is fresh and unique to a customer’s experience with your business. All companies have “signature products” that separate them from the rest of the pack, something that their competitor lacks. "Signature service" is just that. Customer service that is unique and special; that when a guest leaves your restaurant they scratch their heads and go “WOW”. That my friends, IS what I call “Signature Service”.
    1. First impressions
    2. Treat your customers as guests
    3. Listen to your guests when they’re ordering
    4. Use manners
    5. Names instead of numbers
    6. Be accommodating
    7. Be an ambassador to your restaurant
    8. I want to be a “regular” too!
    9. Open the doors.
    10. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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  • Visual Signatures and Information Visualization
  • Call Centre (s) Culture in-making
  • Converting Browsers Into Buyers — Know Your Ecommerce Math