GapMinder World, An Intriguing Data Trending Tool


So what do you do when it has been raining for the past four days, it is Saturday morning, and all of your kids' sports activities have been canceled?  Some of us have a long list of "honey-do's" to tackle, and, instead of tackling it, we go check out what's going on in the 'Net - "just for a few minutes, honey... I will get back to the list as soon as I am finished with this...."

This Saturday morning was one of those days.  While looking around the Net, I came across this presentation on TED:

TED Talks Talking at the US State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. Look for new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows.

The  "data-bubble software"  is called GAPMINDER.


It is available for public use here.  

The tool is pretty neat (to say the least). I've played around with the tool enough to know that I need to get back to it as soon as I get some of those "honey-do" things crossed off....

Check it out for yourself.