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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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February 09, 2013

US designer draws map with 176 country-shaped words

What sums up your country’s history in one word?: euronews
"What does written history say about a country in as concise a way possible? It’s a question that Martin Elmer has tried to answer with his typographic map “Laconic History of the World”, which manages to combine historical and geographical data in a stunningly simple visualization. 
Elmer, a freelance graphic designer and cartographer based in Wisconsin, USA, drew this world map with 176 country-shaped words last December. Each of them is actually – and that’s the brilliantly simplistic part – the most common word in the corresponding country’s Wikipedia article titled “History of _____.”
This is reason why the map is called laconic, a word meaning `concise´ or `terse´, since it portrays human history with just a handful of words."
... But beware, some countries’ most common word are the name of a nearby country: India for Pakistan, Ethiopia for Eritrea. So euronews does not recommend you use this map if you have a geography exam. 
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Infographic: Google Search VS Facebook Graph Search


Google Search VS Facebook Graph Search

by Owaeis N.
Infographic: Google Search VS Facebook Graph Search

Infographic via gggadgets.com

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Facebook Graphic Visualization: Infographics, by rzelina