If they decoupled it from the cute geographic representation it wouldn't carry that connotation anymore, it would be small multiples of sparklines and would get the same point across. But I understand that this kind of thing is more "viral" (too soon?) and here I am contributing to its virality.
@darius I think the most viral part of your tweet is the southeastern spread
@darius agreed. This is not great data visualization design.
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