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If you, like me, are not one of those 3,250,789 or 1,140,917 (revised version) online viewers who already watched "Did You Know 3.0 - From Meeting in Rome this Year", you will probably enjoy its huge amount of worldwide facts and its use of minimal infographic animation.

Watch the most recent, revised version of the video below. Does anyone know if there exists a high-resolution version?

The video, or at least its original concept, seems to originate from Karl Fisch. You can learn more on his blog about Version 2.0 and Version 1.0, which have a different visual quality.

Thnkx Scott.



What elegantly displayed, vaguely menacing, slightly xenophobic, trivia!

Thu 26 Mar 2009 at 12:49 AM
Stephen van Egmond

I can't say I was a big fan of this vid. The focus seemed to be all over the place and it seemed more like an anxiety inducing exercise than anything else.

So of those stats are cherry picked as well. Broadband penetration favors small states with concentrated populations. Do you really think it takes much effort to wire up an island with a population of 66k people?

I am dubious of the claims about unique information over the past 5,000 years aswell. Is that really measurable?

I thought the graphics were good though, especially the use of live images instead of all text/vector stuff, it's just unfortunate that all that talent and energy amounted to nothing more than serious of infographic 'money shots'.

Wed 01 Apr 2009 at 2:45 AM

If the purpose of this visualization was to evoke a sense of wonderment of the future, and to get our minds thinking... it performed excellently. Money shots or not, success is success.

Sun 17 May 2009 at 4:14 PM
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