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a few links [Jul. 21st, 2010|10:27 am]
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The Big Lies People Tell In Online Dating - more fascinating data from OkCupid; people lie about height, income, etc.

A graph of tweet volume during the World Cup by country - those Brazil fans are really representing! Although the highest volume (3283 tweets/second) happened when Landon Donovan scored that goal against Algeria to advance the US to the knockout round.

Top 10 and bottom 10 state/province flags - Texas is #2! And look at that lettering on "Kansas" and "Montana" - yuck! Also, I learned there is a group that studies flag designs, which is pretty neat.

There is a Wells Fargo ATM on Antarctica - actually there are two, but one is basically for spare parts.

[User Picture]From: gerdemb
2010-07-21 07:02 pm (UTC)
The chart is confusing to me. What does the X axis measure? Don't know if you saw my previous post, but Google didn't something similar for their search volume: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/most-world-cup-crazy-countries.html
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2010-07-21 07:04 pm (UTC)
Ah, yeah, I did see that - this is kind of the opposite :-)

The X axis is time (important games are picked out with the arrows), and the Y axis is number of tweets with that country's hashtag. I agree that it's a bit confusing - it's sort of a stacked chart and sort of not...
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[User Picture]From: mathjoker
2010-07-21 09:59 pm (UTC)
The thing I didn't get about the OKCupid post: where did they get the income distribution? Is that the income distribution reported by the U.S. Census Bureau or something? Because I think the income distribution on OKCupid would be quite different from that for the U.S.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2010-07-21 10:18 pm (UTC)
I think they got it from somewhere (probably the Census Bureau?) based on age and zip code. I would imagine it could still be biased, though.
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