The world is generating data quicker than it can consume it. The world is generating far more data at a pace much higher than ever before. This is all great, except that data is meaningless without context. I’m a big fan of using data visualization to derive new insights. And when the insights can be be basis for a strategy that leads to something new and wonderful, that’s something special and ground-breaking.
Facebook has done a nice job showcasing the relationships between countries from a friendship level, something that you won’t find in government almanacs or reports. It’s a novel way to show relative depth of connections of people between two countries, even if the two are at odds with each other. There’s something about the power of connection that supercedes political agendas.