Wait… There’s a New Definition of Spam?
Turns out, yes! The new definition of spam is, “Is this email likely to be engaged with?” rather than simply, “Is this email unrequested?” As we’ve covered here and here, engagement is the name of the game in 2019, which means deliverability is more important now than ever. Amy Chin-Lai goes in-depth in this Medium article about email deliverability, what it means and how to improve your organizations’. It’s a good one.
Fantastic Fall Foliage and Where to Find it
Fall has officially arrived 🍂 and I’m here for it. If you’re like me — looking for the best places across the nation to bask in the changing scenery — this data viz using USDA forest species data is for you. I’m in Charlottesville, VA, next door to leaf-famous Shenandoah National Park, and we are just about to hit peak color. Time for a hike!
When Did Trump…?
We’re coming up on election season and you know what that means: there’s no escaping Trump’s boasting. This is an interesting quiz I found that puts his claims into perspective. Reply to this email to let me know how many you got right!
Taking Data Viz’s to Instagram
I am so glad I discovered Mona Chalabi’s Instagram account. She is a data viz QUEEN, as you can see from her many amazing posts. This one in particular in so cool — and an excellent reminder that data can be open to interpretation. But it doesn’t mean we can’t learn something from it. P.S. Don’t be surprised if you see more from her in upcoming newsletters!
Interacting With the International Space Station
Here’s a fun data viz for you in honor of the all-woman spacewalk last Friday, Oct. 18. Did you get a chance to watch it live? A fun fact about this interactive viz: it became part of a BBC series about space exploration. See, data doesn’t have to be boring!