I'm Jojo Pasion Malig. I'm the usual suspect behind the night desk of the Philippines' leading news website. I like making interactive data eye candy. Mild prescriptivist.
Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/
Reblogged from ilovecharts  1,421 notes





Studying the reblogging

These graphs represent the network created by tumblr bloggers who reblogged a previous post of mine. The first graph corresponds to the network formed after 2 days, and the second one is the same network after 3 days. In both networks, there are some clusters, where a blogger reblogs my post and after that successive rebloggings are occuring from his/her followers. I created a little program in Mathematica, which can read the notes of the post and identify who reblogged from whom.

I have attributed a name to some of these clusters  by the name of the blog located in the root of the cluster. For example, my cluster is the number 1. The biggest cluster though, for the first graph, is that of jtotheizzoe. For the second graph, the huge cluster is that of n-a-s-a, which has its origin from the jtotheizzoe’s cluster (number 2)… The seperated couples at the bottom are users that have reblogged my post by the ‘likes’ list’ of the other user, and then I couldn’t know where they came from…

I really enjoy that, and I’m curious how the structure of the network will look like eventually…

This a very cool analysis of Tumblr post spread. It’s very interesting to see how content spreads over days from the original poster, and how its life span and amplification change. It’s sharing, visualized.

I’m happy to be a node on this, as well.



The Copy Editor: Nodes are one of the best ways to visualize the viral behavior of anything — diseases, online content, rumors, culture, language.

Reblogged from nickturse  65 notes




Alisa Miller : The Bad News About The News

Please watch this.

Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the US news media is actually showing less. Eye-opening stats and graphs. (Recorded March 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 4:29.)

Great video, especially when paired with Ethan Zuckerman’s (of Global Voices - yes, they have a Tumblr) more recent TED Talk, “Listening to Global Voices” 


A few years old, but as relevant as ever — likely even more so…

I think I was around 22 when I discarded egocentrism and realized that the world does not revolve around me. How old is the US, in relative comparison?