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Apparently, Ugandan’s Like to Drink

Nigeria places a distant second, while 2 more Central/East African countries are heavily in their drink too (Rwanda and Burundi). Can’t say I know why there’s such an abundance of pombe in that region…

That’s from a neat data visualization tool called Many Eyes. Again showing the importance of data visualization for understanding large amounts of data easily.

I read, or heard, someone say that data visualizations are there, “to help the ignorant understand complex issues”. That’s about as accurate as it gets. Not ignorant in a bad way, but not everyone can be a statistician, a specific field specialist, or have the time to crunch numbers.

A bonus visualization showing mobile phone subscriptions per 100 people throughout sub-Saharan Africa:

(hat tip Ethan)

3 Comments

  1. Hi Hash,

    I wrote a post on “Rue89”, a French newspaper on line, about Ushahidi. It’s my contribution.

    http://www.rue89.com/ivoire-blog/les-sms-au-secours-des-droits-de-lhomme-en-afrique

  2. your post is much informative and pictures are beautiful.. i like to spend ample time with your blog..

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