Romania 2012: A Summer of Chaos, James Bond and Die Hard?

Scandals. Corruption. Plagiarism. Indictment. That’s the stuff of a good story. In the summer of 2012, it was also the stuff of what Princeton professor Kim Lane Scheppele calls a Romanian “political crisis”.

Elena and I tried to make sense of the hundreds of memes that appeared that summer on Reddit, Google and Elena’s Facebook feed by visualizing the memes using D3, the JavaScript library.

Below is a screenshot “teaser”. To see what we came up with, check out the full story.