Animated Compare Chart
Facebook keeps growing in financial value, number of users and corporate publicity. It’s popularity seems to overwhelm the interest in Google. But what about the facts?
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Warning: bad quality and reduced functionality in Internet Explorer (read more below).
Animation shows variety of information
This animated compare chart is the result of my first animation project. The animation shows a comparison of the corporate publicity of Google and Facebook over the period January 2008 till January 2011. The data is is taken from Google Insight and collected by manual browsing different news sites.
- The vertical bar represents the weekly number of searches for news on Google and Facebook.
- The size of the icons gives information on the difference in number of searches for news. The bigger an icon, the bigger the difference compared to it’s competitor is.
- The two green horizontal bars show the cumulative number of searches for news on Google and Facebook.
- The headlines taken from the news are links to the origin of the news item.
In contrast to Internet Explorer, mobile users with iPhone or iPad can enjoy this animation using their Safari browser. Be aware loading the page on iPhone takes some time, but the anmiation runs quite well. Mobile users running Android will get a white screen: no support for Scalable Vector Graphics.
To compare values over time the line chart is the most common choice. Markers are used to add information to points of interest. Using the same surface, the animated compare chart gives live to the data and reveals the same and more information in an attractive way. Leave your comment and let me know your opinion.