I love web technology. A few weeks ago I ran across a new product from Microsoft Live Labs called Pivot that makes it easy to interact with large amounts of data. It almost sounds geeky, except when you stop and realize that if you’ve ever used a site like Wikipedia or Craigslist (who hasn’t) that’s exactly what you’re doing—interacting with large amounts of data. And it’s often a clunky process.
Once I got tired of reading the technical details of what Pivot is and how it works (after all of about 15 seconds) I wanted to take a look at some examples that had been embedded in a website using the Silverlight PivotViewer. Surprisingly it took me a while to dig some up, so I wanted to share what I’ve found here: