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InfoGraphic: Wikipedia Wars

August 12th, 2010 Comments off

This is really less an infographic about information and more a cautionary tale about the possessive and obsessive nature of Wiki-editors. Sure, some of these are downright funny, but some are also reflective of dissociative behavior patterns and, well, political battles.

InformationIsBeautiful.net has taken the data from Wikipedia and created a visualization thereof to show the online encyclopedia’s most heated debates. Some of which are actually about things other than UK English and Americanized English spelling conventions.

The Wikipedia entry for the lamest edit wars is, in and of itself, also a good read.

Click through to see the graphic (for full sized, click the image). Read more…

InfoGraphic: Herbal Remedies

March 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Information is Beautiful has come up with a great, interactive infographic that goes over the evidence and efficacy of various “Snake Oils” for treating specific health concerns.  What’s even cooler is that you can sort the infographic to seek specific information about an ailment — if you’re a home remedy person, you may even want to bookmark this one.

Anyway, it’s linked after the jump. Read more…