Data Viz Done Right

May 18, 2011

Is Netflix eating bandwidth or pie?


From Chart of the Day.  I suspect you know my opinion here.  You tell me which on is easier to read.



  1. What if you remake the chart at as a line instead of a stacked bar?

  2. Changing the stacked bar to a line chart would certainly make the comparisons across categories much easier. Since the data is by time, trends would become more obvious too.

    A couple of things are interesting:

    1. Web browsing is decreasing
    2. Entertainment is increasing (led by Netflix)
    3. Social networking only appears in 2010; I find that surprising

    Unfortunately they don't have the data easily available without having to recreate it yourself.