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Ask HN: Your thoughts on the proliferation of dynamic infographics this election
2 points by pandakar on Nov 7, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment
It seems you can't be a major media outlet without several JS-based live-data infographics. I don't mind per se, but I was wondering if any of you had any insights on this. Where is this coming from, since when did this become a necessity?

I think the proliferation is partly due to comfort with js and an increase in API availability. I also think that this may be a high water mark - in the future people will have apps on mobile or the desktop and select their own data sources, rather than the news outlets necessarily having the best options.

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