1 Comment »Posted on Friday 10 June 2011 at 4:44 pm by Jacob Aron
In Inventions & Technology

I’ve spent the past two days on a data journalism course taught by Paul Bradshaw. Here’s the result – my Hans Rosling-style attempt at showing the rise of the internet:

It’s interesting to see that GDP generally seems to creep upwards, but the percentage of a country online is all over the place – many countries shoot up and then crash back down. The US is of course way off in the top right of the graph by 2006, and nations we generally consider to be high-tech naturally occupy the top line. Cool stuff. Feel free to tweaks any of the axes by the way, as the graph is interactive, and let me know in the comments if you spot any interesting trends.

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