18.04.2016 by Marisa Krystian

There is a strong data visualization community on Twitter, and it’s constantly growing! More charts and infographics are being shared than ever before, spawning the popularity of the #dataviz hashtag.

If you’re interested in spicing up your Twitter feed, we’ve compiled a list of people you can follow on Twitter who consistently tweet awesome charts:

Alberto Cairo

@albertocairo – Knight Chair at the University of Miami, and author of ‘The Truthful Art’ and ‘The Functional Art,’ Alberto Cairo tweets a wide variety of content – and often! His enthusiasm shows he has a true passion for data. 

Noah Iliinsky

@noahi –  Author and visualization designer, Noah Iliinsky, tells it like it is. He has spent the last decade researching, writing, and speaking about best practices for designing visualizations, so he really knows his stuff.

Edward Tufte

@EdwardTufte – In the world of data visualization, this man needs no introduction. Statistician and Professor Edward Tufte is considered the expert on information design. His Twitter is jam packed with current events and new data viz creators to watch.

Cole Nussbaumer

@storywithdata – By her Twitter description, Cole Nussbaumer is ‘helping rid the world of ineffective graphs, one exploding, 3D pie chart at a time!’ Cole is active and social on Twitter, retweeting great content and sharing entries from her blog, Storytelling with Data.

Andy Kirk

@visualisingdata – Andy Kirk is a data visualisation specialist, design consultant, trainer, blog editor, researcher and author. His website, visualising data, has won multiple awards and much Twitter praise. In December 2012, Andy released his first book, “Data Visualization: a successful design process.”

Martin Wattenberg

@wattenberg – Martin Wattenberg is a computer scientist and artist. He is a co-leader, with Fernanda Viégas, of Google’s “Big Picture” data visualization research group. He does a great job of blending data viz with art, science, and journalism. 

Nathan Yau

@flowingdata – Nathan Yau is a self-proclaimed Statistician, with a specialty in visualization and a background in eating and beer. His website, Flowing Data, is a favorite among data enthusiasts. His Twitter page proves he knows how to have fun with data visualizations. 

Giorgia Lupi

@giorgialupi – Giorgia Lupi is one-half of the creation team behind the award-winning data visualization series Dear Data. She is also co-founder and design director at Accurat in Milan. Her Twitter feed is colorful, artistic, and full of great charts and visuals.

Scott Murray

@alignedleft – Scott Murray is all about design, data, visualization, and culture. He is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the world of coding, computation, and data visualization. He is highly active on Twitter and often shares newsworthy data-driven content. 

Simon Rogers

@smfrogers – Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google, does a fantastic job of sharing great content on Twitter. He also created and edited the Guardian Datablog, so he has an eye for news and understands the importance of data-driven storytelling. 

Jeremy C.F. Lin

@Jeremy_CF_Lin – Jeremy C.F. Lin refers to himself as a ‘data reporter with bad coding habits.’ He is a reporter and graphics developer at UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. His Twitter feed is fresh, with an appreciation for data journalism. 

Stefanie Posavec

@stefpos – Stefanie Posavec is the other half of the creation team behind the award-winning data visualization series Dear Data! She is a designer whose favorite medium is data. She tends to work with data projects that involve language, literature, and science. She turns data into art. 

Randy Krum

@rtkrum – Randy Krum is behind the successful website, Cool Infographics. He is also a speaker, contributor, and instructor on all things data visualization.  He loves infographics and design so much, he wrote a book about it! 

Jan Willem Tulp

@JanWillemTulp – Jan Willem Tulp creates data visualizations for TULP interactive. His interactive visualizations are beautiful and highly engaging. He has helped major media outlets, government organizations, and academic institutions create amazing data viz. 

Not to boast, but we tweet some pretty awesome charts ourselves! Follow us on Twitter for the latest data visualization examples, news, tips, and trends.

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