How the New York Times’ Netflix toy was made

How the New York Times’ Netflix toy was made

So many people posted about how fascinated they were by the New York Times’ feature A Peek Into Netflix Queues that I didn’t even bother to blog about it at the time. It shows the popularity of movies on a map by zip code. It’s a great toy that will eat an hour of your time before you know it.

The Society for News Design published a piece last week explaining how the Netflix toy was built as well as a copy of the static version that was included in the paper, which I didn’t even know existed. It’s a fascinating case study, as interesting to me as the visualization itself.

Via Simon Willison.

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