GraphJam – Best Popculture Statistics Ever

GraphJam Logo As I was reading the latest issue of Wired Magazine, I came across an article which highlighted a cool website on the net called GraphJam. GraphJam was created by the same folks who bring you images of cute kitties in awkward moments, also known as Lolcats via icanhascheezburger. GraphJam launched around February 29th, 2008 and since then, has showcased graphs, charts, you name it, everyday since.

The graphs carry a popculture basis and in most cases, end up being hilarious. Here are a few examples:

song chart memes
more graph humor and song chart memes

song chart memes
more graph humor and song chart memes

song chart memes
more graph humor and song chart memes

I think that pretty much gives you a good idea as to what to expect out of GraphJam. As I browse around the site, I am trying to think of various charts or graphs I could make on my own. Sadly, I’ve yet to come up with any but thanks to the site, I’ll be keeping a keen eye on news items or trends that could be turned into one of these hilarious data points.

Can those CheezBurger guys ever miss? Just about everything they are doing is becoming classic hits. At least GraphJam doesn’t have us speaking in a new language.

PicoBuzz – Another Twitter Buzz Chart

PicoBuzz Site Logo

There are literally tons of people using Twitter these days. However, keeping track of the buzz is difficult unless you use a website such as PicoBuzz.com. PicoBuzz.com is setup in a similar fashion as music billboards. The chart showcases the buzzword, current spot, last spot, and at least five people who mentioned that buzzword on twitter with a link to see more tweets referring to the word.

PicoBuzz Billboard

Some of the buzzwords mentioned in todays chart are lunch, coffee, indiana jones, wii, and facebook. Outside of getting a glance as to what the TwitterVerse is talking about, PicoBuzz really doesn’t do much else.