Data Stories: Holiday Travel, Shopping, and Discussions
Check these seasonal data visualizations to discover the best time to travel for Thanksgiving, the impact of Black Friday sale trends, and when online discussions start to focus on Christmas.
- By Upside Staff
- November 21, 2018
Traveling for Turkey
This chart from Jalopnik shows the times that have extremely high and low traffic over Thanksgiving weekend.
A few years ago, The Guardian looked into when Black Friday sales start across different stores and what effect that has on retail workers.
Statistics Ph.D. student Nathan Cunningham has done multiple analyses over the past few years trying to determine whether Christmas is in fact coming earlier in popular culture or online discussion. These charts focus on the frequency of comments on Reddit featuring holiday terms.