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Yet another competitor of Many Eyes, Swivel, Track-n-Graph, WidGenie and Trendrr (which will be discussed in the next post): iCharts [icharts.net] aims to optimize the creation, sharing and embedding of interactive charts in online websites, as well as in offline PDF and PowerPoint documents. As an additional feature, users are also able to add audio comments to the charts to convey the informational message more clearly.

The interesting TechCrunch50 demonstration video featured below shows how the founders consider the iCharts portal to be: "The YouTube for interactive charts". However, it seems that, in contrast to the YouTube example, the combination of the social web with data visualization does not really produce many (if any) "viral" information graphs, nor does it inspire a flood of lively comment discussions.

Via news.cnet.com, eagereyes.org and techcrunch.com.

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BTW: just discovered the original infosthetics post on Swivel, with the quote: "will this be the YouTube for data visualization?"

Mon 27 Oct 2008 at 12:15 PM
infosthetics

hmm, site seems buggy too. couldn't register a user there.

Tue 28 Oct 2008 at 10:04 AM
henon

Just wanted to say that you have some awesome content on your blog. If it's allowed I would like to use some of the information you provided on web directory. So my question is if I link back to this page do I have your permission to do so?

Sat 06 Feb 2010 at 4:33 PM

There should not many web sites with data like this man! Bookmarked!

Fri 07 Jan 2011 at 7:52 AM
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