a few links

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.

4 thoughts on “a few links”

    1. 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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  1. 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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    1. 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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