03.20.12 by Dorothy 7 comments on "Hello, Michael" Hello, Michael [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.verysmallarray.com/images/120320_popagesdata.swf” height=”660″ width=”880″ /] Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)
7 Comments on "Hello, Michael"
This is a great chart, but again, this would be even better with mouse-over details. For me, the circles turn blue, but no additional data is provided :(
May 9, 1964 is “Hello Dolly” by Louis Armstrong, who was just short of 63 years old.
January 31, 1970 is “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 (hence the title about Michael, who would have been 11 years old).
Though I can understand the desire to have marked the rest of the circles with relevant information.
Click on the circles!
Clicking on the circles has no effect, unfortunately.
Too bad, this is something I’d like to drill down on.
Clicking on the circles plays a clip of what I assume is the corresponding song.
Oh – clicking plays music. That’s a great touch, but my laptop stays on mute. Extra data is certainly required to bring this to life.
That’s cool, though I think a scatter plot would have been more interesting – that way you’d get a better sense of how many acts were in their 20s and 30s, a detail which is lost in the current line plot.