Charts of the Year

Andrew Sullivan has opened voting for The Dish‘s annual awards and,as always, the nominated posts make for a fascinating recap of the year. What has most mesmerized me are the charts:

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Two amazing stats:

Every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s. In fact, ten percent of all the photos we have were taken in the past 12 months.

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For the sources of each chart and more information on them and to vote for your favorite for chart of the year, go to The Dish.

What are the most illuminating ones not shown above? My vote in that category goes to this scary one:

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