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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Silk Says Goodbye

A few years ago Silk.co was one of the best tools for creating robust data visualizations. I used it in a number of social studies lessons. Unfortunately, the service is shutting down. As announced in email sent to users, the Silk team was acquired by another firm. The Silk site will be online until December 15th to give current users the opportunity to download any data that they have stored in the service.

Current Silk users who are looking for another way to create data visualizations may want to try some of the features of the Explore function in Google Spreadsheets. Google's Public Data Explorer is an option for some data visualization purposes. And Silk is recommending Plot.ly.

Google's Ngram Viewer is a neat data visualization tool for a specific type of data visualization.