Box plots, when used correctly, can be a very fun way to visualize big data.
The nature of algorithmic feeds like Reddit inherently leads to a survivorship bias: although users may recognize certain types of posts that appear on the front page, there are many more which follow the same patterns but fail.
For IMDb's big-but-not-big data, you have to play with the data smartly, and both R and ggplot2 have neat tricks to do just that.
Although visualizing basketball shots has been done before, this time we have access to an order of magnitude more public data to do some really cool stuff.
I was surprised to see that all types of programming languages have quick answer times and a high probability of receiving an acceptable answer!
In general, it takes little additional effort to make something unique with ggplot2, and the effort is well worth it.
Why not make a word cloud which looks like a line chart?