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The United States of Shame / The United States of Awesome

Posted in Information Visualization by kmtom on February 22, 2011

A little while back I posted a map of The United States of Autocomplete. I now present you with two new interpretations of a map of the US. These are the things states are the worst at (from pleated jeans) and what your state does really well (from Political Language). I’m a born and bred Masshole Massachusett and I am guilty/proud of embodying both what Mass is worst at (bad driving) and what Mass is good at (college graduates).

It’s funny to see how some of them match.

NY (clearly influenced by NYC): Worst Daily Commute = Awesome Transit Use.
Utah: Most Liberalized Prostitution Laws = Worst Crime
North Carolina: Worst Teacher Salaries = Best Value University
Michigan: Best Freshwater Access = Highest Unemployment

via FlowingData


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  1. Just Some Jerk said, on August 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    You’ve confused Nevada and Utah in your text.

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