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Tuesday 20 March 2007

Geek heaven: Swivel

What is Swivel?

Swivel is a place where curious people explore data — all kinds of data.

Swivel lets you explore data and share your insights with others. Swivel has data about politics, economics, weather, sports, business and more.

Swivel is full of good stuff. We think of it like this:

  • Explore popular data or obscure data. Search for it or have fun cruising all the colorful graphs, data sets and opinions.
  • Compare gas prices to presidential approval ratings or UFO sightings to iPod sales. You might find a crazy coincidence or something more.
  • Share your insights by posting a graph to your blog or emailing a link to your friends and coworkers.
  • Upload the information you care about, describe it, pick a color scheme and even pick a cool photo to bring it to life.

If you're curious about data, Swivel is the place for you.

Thrown Out Onto the Street

Swiveler mikek highlights apartment evictions in San Francisco under the California state Ellis Act. The law allows apartment owners to evict residents, usually with the goal of repurposing units into condominiums. However, this data also demonstrates the ability to drop a raw list into Swivel and having our crunching power do the work for you!

1 comment:

  1. Paul,

    Thanks for checking out Swivel! We hope that you stop by again to get some tasty data goodies. If you have any questions, suggestions or are looking for specific data for your blog, feel free to e-mail me directly.

    Happy Swiveling!

    Chris Grisanti