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December 09, 2006

Data for the people!

some typical swivel data

There's nothing I like more than a good stiff trend analysis or histogram, so I'm very excited about a new web application called Swivel. Swivel wants to do for data what Flickr has done for images...it lets you upload your data, tag it, share it with friends or the world and, best of all, display it and analyze it. Here are just a few of the bits of infoporn that people have already created...

Temperature vs. solar radiation in Cupertino, CA

Wine consumption vs. violent crime

Bush approval ratings vs. Microsoft stock closing price

The site is in beta (or, as they call it, Preview) so it's not always as fast as it should be right now. But never mind! This is going to be an amazing resource, one that could change how everyday people deal with the world of data.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 9, 2006 06:54 AM


Chris, thanks for the kind words. We're working right now on getting fast in and slow out.

Brian Mulloy
CEO & Cofounder

Posted by: Brian Mulloy at December 10, 2006 12:33 PM