At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting and useful articles I’ve come across during the previous month. If you follow me on Twitter you will see many of these items tweeted as soon as I find them. Here’s the latest collection from February 2011:

Fell in Love with Data | Killer Trait for Vis Experts #1: A Urge to Make a First Draft + Perseverance | Link

Fell in Love with Data | Killer Trait for Vis Experts #2: 'Can’t Get No Satisfaction' a.k.a. exploring alternatives | Link

Alan Smithee Presents | Great collection of Tableau tips and tricks | Link

Nieman Journalism Lab | Attitudes in the tubes: An Irish site mines Twitter for political trends | Link

O'Reilly Radar | Broadband availability and speed visualized in new government map | Link

Contrast | Thoughtful discussion on infographics and data | Link

CR Blog | The Feltron 2010 Annual Report | Link

mbostock | Data-Driven Documents using d3.js | Link

Perceptual Edge | Quantitative displays for combining time-series and part-to-whole relationships | Link

Smashing Magazine | Examining the design process: Clichés and idea generation | Link

Eye Magazine | Nicholas Felton talks to Eye about the allure of data-driven storytelling | Link

Infosthetics | Free encyclopedia of interactive design, usability and user experience | Link

Strata Conference | Simon Rogers, Guardian: 'Free Our Data: How We Made Sense of Huge Datasets' | Link

The Independent | Hot data: The art of the infographic | Link

O'Reilly Answers | How to design good data visualizations, diagrams, and information graphics | Link

Jerome Cukier | Collection of 5 great tutorials on Protovis | Link

GMaps Plugin | Maps: An Intro Guide for Business Intelligence Dashboards | Link | Alexander Chen turns New York's subway map into a strummable set of strings | Link

Tableau | Tableau announces new policy & advisory board for Tableau Public| Link

Nature Methods | Points of view: Points of review | Link

Statistical Graphics and More | Visualizing soccer league standings | Link

Infosthetics | Strata 2011 [Day 1]: Making people fall in love with your data | Link

Infosthetics | Strata 2011 [Day 2]: Telling the story with data | Link

Infosthetics | Strata 2011 [Day 3]: Beauty, journalism and the human mind | Link

Inspired Magazine | Top 35 Flickr Groups for Infographics and Data Visualization | Link

Impure Blog | Visualization or visualisation? | Link

Infosthetics | Visualizing the airspace in Europe | Link

Seeing Complexity | W.E.B. Du Bois, radical visualization, and the transformative power of information | Link

Junk Charts | Why should charts exist? | Link

The Guardian | Information overload? Time to relax then | Link

Android Police | Cool Android activations visualization shows staggering growth | Link

Neoformix | Love and Hate on Twitter | Link

Drew Conway | Building a better word cloud | Link

CreativeBits | German Nazi Party's Corporate identity manual | Link

Eager Eyes | Blur and uncertainty visualization | Link

The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles
Part 1: The essential collection of visualisation resources