I saw on John Breslin’s blog that the winners of the SIOC data competition have been announced.

The competition ran from September to October 2008, and the brief was to produce an interesting creation based on a data set of discussion posts reflecting ten years of Irish online life from boards.ie

There were some really cool entries, and I’d definitely recommend checking them out. My favourite use of all the boards.ie information came from “Visualizing the boards.ie community culture with charts“:

So it looks like on the whole we’re a happy nation! (well, those of us that use boards!)

A few other heartening graphs:

Check out the rest of the winners here