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Archive of the posts written by author : Ben Jones.

It’s International Chart Day. That’s Damn Right It Is!

I thought it was pretty great that Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) teamed up with Tumblr…

Taking Back the Internet

I’m in the middle of writing my second book (I hope I’m at least in…

How the Liberal Arts are Saving Business Intelligence

Wow. A whole year without a single blog post. So sorry everyone, I honestly don’t…

Hacking Open Data – Dynamic Duo Format

We live in the age of Open Data. Governments, universities and organizations around the world…

In Defense of Sound Journalism

First of all, I am not a journalist. I say that because of the respect…

How to Use Tableau and Plotly Together

I had a chance to attend and present at Plotly’s PlotCon in New York City…

Fact Check, Fact Check, Fact Check

In the internet era, information is easier to come by than ever before. We have…

From Simple Tables to Multiple Vizzes

I had a chance to visit the CUNY School of Journalism in New York City…

Building a thriving data visualization community

There‚Äôs a verse in Proverbs of the Tanakh that goes like this: As iron sharpens…

A First Look at Google Data Studio

{Note: for another example of a website stats dashboard made with Google Data Studio, see…