At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. If you follow me on Twitter you will see many of these items shared as soon as I find them.

Here’s part one of the latest collection from February 2012 (see part one):

Nieman Journalism Lab | Article that proposes 'Word clouds considered harmful' | Article

Forbes | A Behind the Scenes Look at | Interview

Data Pointed | Charting the last fifty years of rainfall in downtown San Francisco | Visualisation

Sizes | What Size Am I? | Interactive Visualisation

Poynter | 10 tools that can help data journalists do better work, be more efficient | Article

O'Reilly Radar | Why data visualization matters - The best data visualizations expose something new | Article

Vimeo | Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle | Video

Charts n Things | Before and After: Analyzing ESPN “SportsCenter” Transcripts | Process Narrative

Scientific American | The Evolution of a Scientific American Information Graphic: Stellar Life Cycle | Article

Brain Pickings | Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing & Daily Creative Routine | Article

Google Docs | Lev Manovich report on 'Innovative visualizations of temporal processes in culture' | Report

Eager Eyes | Another Metaphor for Visualization: Writing | Article

Visualization Viewpoints | Scientific Storytelling Using Visualization | Article

Forbes | Are Grid Lines Useful or Chartjunk? | Article

Telling Information | 'Magic in Graphs' | Article

The Why Axis | LA Times’ Senti-meter Inches Towards Oscar Predictions via Twitter | Critique

BBC News: Science & Environment | Ocean trench: Take a dive 11,000m down | Visualisation

Fast Co. Design | A Solar Company’s Amazing Infographics Are Powered By The Sun | Video/Article

Revolutions | Creating beautiful maps with R (link to other sites' Spanish tutorials) | Tutorial

Neoformix | Jeff Clark's first in a series of attempts to visualise the 'Data Visualization Field on Twitter' | Visualisation

Feltron | The 2010/2011 Feltron Biennial Report | Report

The Why Axis | Feltron Annual Reports Start to Feel Like Annual Reports | Critique

Infosthetics | Ranking the Autonomy of Universities in Europe | Interactive Visualisation

Webecset | Krisztina Szücs' impressive website/portfolio | Site

Diana Lange | Diana Lange's equally impressive website/portfolio | Site

Fell In Love With Data | Telling a story doesn’t tell the whole story | Article

Brain Pickings | A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling | Article/Gallery

The JIT | Wind Motion Patterns | Video

Knight Garage | 'Times editor says media not driven to data journalism' | Interview

Twitter Friends Map | The clue is in the title! | Interactive Visualisation

Presenting the top five most popular posts on Visualising Data during February:

Bio.Diaspora: Visualising interactions between populations and travel - February 2nd, 2012

Datawrapper: Open Source data visualisation creator - February 24th, 2012

Best of the visualisation web… January 2012 (part 1) - February 17th, 2012

Best of the visualisation web… January 2012 (part 2) - February 17th, 2012

KeyLines: New network visualisation tool - February 7th, 2012