How big really? How many really?

The websites howbigreally.com and howmanyreally.com visualize historic events.

howbigreally.com visualizes the impact of key historic events. Your can type in your postcode or a place name to get started.

howmanyreally.com compares the number of people involved in key historical events with the number of your  facebook or twitter friends, or with any other dimension you’re familiar with.

Data Journalism: Real-Time Train-Delay Monitor

The online-version of German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (sueddeutsche.de) rolled out an online monitor that shows the current delay of intercity trains. The newspaper uses delay-data published by Deutsche Bahn and animates it in an interactive time-line.

The reason for the delay of Intercity Express 529 and its history is displayed on the right side: Rail works and technical problems.

This video shows how to use the monitor (in German language):

Links: zugmonitor.sueddeutsche.de, opendatacity.de/zugmonitor