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Monday, February 15, 2010

Tableau Socialcasting Data Visualization

Have now used Tableau software for developing a number of dashboard-style interactive data visualizations. An excellent package. They are now taking some of these ideas social by sharing visualizations free. Its not a completely new idea, we have seen it in an IBM visual sharing approach called ManyEyes. Will take a look at the new Tableau offering.

' ... Videos, photos and snippets of text are the stuff of social networking. But data is typically a second-class citizen. Tableau Software is hoping to change that with Thursday's launch of TableauPublic.com, a free site that lets users create compelling data visualizations and publish them to blogs, Web sites and Twitter feeds

Tableau's site marries its recognized data visualization technology with embedding capabilities popularized by the likes of Flickr and YouTube. The result gives data-minded collaborators a way to illustrate data ... '

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