Journalists - become data literate in three steps →
(This) post at Media Helping Media, “Journalists – become data literate in three steps” …outlines three questions every journalist should ask before diving into their data: How was the data collected? What’s in there to learn? How reliable is the information?
The Chimerist: Looking at art on the iPad →
thechimerist: Sometimes, when people ask me how useful my iPad is (meaning: compared to a laptop), I’m at a bit of a loss. How do you measure the utility of taking a ten-minute break to dip into Fotopedia’s spread on the Alhambra or to glance at the Guardian’s photo of the day? Hours of reading and writing…
Wikipedia As a "War Zone," Rather Than a... →
horselight writes“A new study by sociologists studying social networking have determined that Wikipedia is not an intellectual project based on mutual collaboration, but a war zone. The study finds that although the content does end up being accurate as a rule, it’s anything but neutral or unbiased. The study includes extensive data on access and editing patterns of users related to...
Jonah Lehrer’s Situation Gets Worse [Update] -... →
Jonah Lehrer, formerly of Wired and recently hired by The New Yorker, is in serious trouble. Jim Romenesko pointed out that Lehrer lifted parts of a New Yorker piece from one he wrote for The Wall Street Journal, and the situation has snowballed since then.New York’s Daily Intel noted several other instances of Lehrer plagiarizing himself and now Edward Champion explains that Lehrer recycled...
Marine Debris Program - Marine Debris Info (aka... →
De-mystifying the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” Click here to download our 1-pager on the garbage patches (1.1mb). Click here to download a 1-pager on the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s projects related to the garbage patches ( 1.5mb).
Free Speech for Computers? - NYTimes.com →
Free Speech for Computers? By TIM WU DO machines speak? If so, do they have a constitutional right to free speech? This may sound like a fanciful question, a matter of philosophy or science fiction. But it’s become a real issue with important consequences. In today’s world, we have delegated many of our daily decisions to computers. On the drive to work, a GPS device suggests the best route;...
If you must write when you are not inspired, do so. But then take a nap, read it...– Twitter / CharlesMBlow: If you must write when you (via chacal-la-chaise)
Dave's Tumblr: My favorite parts of Tumblr's... →
seattleipguy: Everything in Tumblr’s new Terms of Service (which were just presented to me in a popup on my dashboard) seems pretty standard, but here’s the things I find interesting: 1. That whole popup mechanism. I think that in order to enforce a web site terms-of-use document that purports to be changeable…
Uncle Ray’s Dystopia - NYTimes.com →
Uncle Ray’s Dystopia By Tim Kreider IF you’d wanted to know which way the world was headed in the mid-20th century, you wouldn’t have found much indication in any of the day’s literary prizewinners. You’d have been better advised to consult a book from a marginal genre with a cover illustration of a stricken figure made of newsprint catching fire. Prescience is not the measure of a...
‘It took me about half an hour, but I did it!’... →
European Journal of CommunicationJune 2012 vol. 27 no. 2 152-170. doi: 10.1177/0267323112443461 Simon Lindgren Umeå University, Sweden Abstract Combining sentiment analysis and discursive network analysis, this article looks to answer which sentiments characterize YouTube comments discourse, with a specific focus on how-to videos. What are the differences between comments to various types of...
Remembering Ray Bradbury: His most affecting... →
On his legacy “Do you know why teachers use me? Because I speak in tongues. I write metaphors. Every one of my stories is a metaphor you can remember.” (via The Huffington Post) “I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows, or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” (via Flavorwire) “I sometimes get up at night when I can’t...
If it is judged solely against the boom-bap DJ Premier portion of the genre,...– Does Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ Make Her Any Less Hip-Hop? - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com
Nicki Minaj Backs Out of Summer Jam - NYTimes.com →
But no genre has reconciled art and commerce more aggressively and with more flair than hip-hop, which also sustains several underground wings. That was demonstrated by the Summer Jam preshow, which was a who’s who of recent hip-hop comers, driven heavily by Internet success, not radio play: the mesmerizing Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, both from Los Angeles, and ASAP Rocky of Harlem, probably...
(via Nicki Minaj Will Not Drink Pickle Juice | Video | MTV)
Family Oral History Using Digital Tools | MIT... →
Adobe's Free InDesign Templates Now Available at... →
When InDesign CS5 shipped, one of the most common complaints we heard was “where are all those free templates that used to come with the program?” Adobe had discarded them from InDesign and the Creative Suite. Perhaps they were hard to update? Perhaps it was some economic or logistical decision? We really don’t know. But we’re happy to announce that after a year of discussing, wrangling,...