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The Domino Effect: Unrest in the Middle East

Friday 02.04.2011 , Posted by

There’s a revolution happening across the Middle East. Sure, it began with Tunisia, but the wide-ranging socioeconomic and political issues that are often characteristic of authoritarian governance — corruption, unemployment, poverty, lack of a free press, and exorbitant food and fuel prices — are not unique to its soil.

Click the graphic below (a Visual News original) for a full sized look:
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Protests in Egypt: Marching Against Mubarak (Infographic)

Wednesday 02.02.2011 , Posted by


On January 25, 2011, Egyptians began the first of a series of rallies to protest low minimum wage, high unemployment, and lack of freedom of the press under President Hosni Mubarak. The February 1 rally marked the largest day of protest so far.

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Happy Birthday! Wikipedia Turns 10

Friday 01.28.2011 , Posted by

Wikipedia, the user created Encyclopedia Brittanica for the modern era, just turned 10 years old on January 15th. To mark this informational milestone, we created an infographic detailing the current state of this much loved and resourced website, using stats from Pew Research and Wikipedia itself. Read, learn and enjoy!
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New Year’s Eve Alone… With the Rest of the Internet

Thursday 12.30.2010 , Posted by

On New Year’s Eve, you might find yourself surrounded by thousands of strangers, who also spent $90 to get in line for… well… drinks served in plastic cups, standing outside in the cold watching animatronic Dick Clark on a jumbotron.  Or, you might be in the comfort of your home, waiting for the clock to strike midnight with your virtual and real friends around the world. We created this comic to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year. Click on the image below or here to view the full-size version.

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No Man’s Land: The Demilitarized Zone Between North and South Korea (Interactive Infographic)

Wednesday 12.08.2010 , Posted by

In the ceasefire of July 27, 1953, the DMZ was created as each side agreed in the Armistice to move their troops back 2000m from the front line, creating a buffer zone 4km (2. 5 miles) wide. However, this area has not been without its share of conflict since. Here, we examine the strange border relationship between North and South Korea.

Click here or on the image below to view the full-size interactive (and to view the interactive graphic on your iPad)

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Inside the Mind of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange (Infographic)

Tuesday 12.07.2010 , Posted by

As the story develops on a daily basis, we now see giant companies either granting or (more often) withholding support for Julian Assange. It is remarkable to think about how dependent we are on a small handful of companies to be able to send/receive and deposit/withdraw money, and how simple it is for a company or individual to be frozen out of the system, whether via government pressure or from a PR-driven desire to avoid controversy (perhaps rightly so, depending on which side of the fence you are on). Whether you love him or hate him or sit somewhere in between, this is a monumental event, with implications for the security of people around the world, the rights of journalists, the relationships among governments and for the freedom of speech as we think we know it. For more insight into some of the foundational thinking that led to this martyr/hero/villain/freedom-fighter, you might enjoy the archive of his old blog (at least until it is deleted from the Internet). We decided to take our best crack at figuring out how his head has been wired. Click the image below or here to view the full-sized graphic. [Read more...]

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COMIC: Kim Jong Il on Diversification

Friday 10.15.2010 , Posted by

You might be new to our site, but we are bringing news about visual artists and we are (increasingly more) bringing visuals about the news. In this comic, a Visual News original, Kim Jong-Il gives some highly practical notes on how to become wealthy.

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BITS WAR: BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME CONSOLES OF ALL-TIME

Tuesday 09.28.2010 , Posted by

Many of us remember setting up our first Nintendo (or in some cases, Intellivision) and for some of us, it was our first welcome to the world of being a consumer. It wasn’t long before we were begging Mom for the Sega Genesis, then the Sony Playstation, and so on. Below is a preview of the Bits War, and click through to view the massive full-size breakdown of the battle to dominate our wallets.

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