What the Web knows about you
If you're not concerned about privacy in the age of the Internet yet, you should. Don't want to take my word for it? Then read this.
What information is available about you in cyberspace? Where does it come from, and what risks does it present? Computerworld's Robert L. Mitchell set out to see just how much he could find about himself online. What he discovered is frightening.
The web is fast becoming the collective knowledge base of all of humanity, for better or for worse.Gridplane
What's going on? Normally, we expect society to progress, amassing deeper scientific understanding and basic facts every year. Knowledge only increases, right? Robert Proctor doesn't think so. A historian of science at Stanford, Proctor points out that when it comes to many contentious subjects, our usual relationship to information is reversed: Ignorance increases.
More accurate title: Robert Proctor on how lying asshats dilute the truth.OwnerIQ: Product user manuals, help, forums tips and tutorials.
Locate hard-to-find user manuals, discover new features, and realize the potential of the products you rely on. OwnerIQ pairs self-help and product information with a growing community of engaged product owners.
OwnerIQ goes a step beyond SafeManuals by providing not only manuals, but also extended on-site information about your products. You can use the site without registration to quickly locate manuals and accompanying literature for products you own. Registration adds the ability to ask questions in the product forums and create a profile of all your devices and manuals. Additionally, if there's a recall or update for any product you've added to your profile, OwnerIQ will send you an email notification.
Perdeu o manual do seu aparelho? Seus problemas acabaram! É só visitar o OwnerIQ, informar a marca e modelo e pronto!
Product user manuals, help, forums tips and tutorials.Facebook: All Your Stuff Is Ours, Even If You Quit
Change in Facebook's Terms of Service: In short, all of the content you’ve ever uploaded on Facebook can be used, modified or even sublicensed by Facebook in every possible way - even if you quit the service.
why i don't use facebookSlate.fr Magazine
L'ambition de Slate.fr est de devenir l'un des principaux lieux en France d'analyses et de débats dans les domaines politiques, économiques, technologiques et culturels
Un site d'analyse et de commentaires de l'actualité, fondé par l'ancien président du journal Le Monde.Synoptic - We aint plastic
wow. very smooth.
meteorological data, Germany
Experience weather in a new wayNew Search Technologies Mine the Web More Deeply - NYTimes.com
"Now a new breed of technologies is taking shape that will extend the reach of search engines into the Web’s hidden corners. When that happens, it will do more than just improve the quality of search results — it may ultimately reshape the way many companies do business online."
Google now indexes a trillion web pages - but that's just a fraction of what's out there. So, what does it miss?
...google is built for a static web...................Amazon Exposes 1 Terabyte of Public Data to Developers - ReadWriteWeb
Facebook legt uit waarom de verandering in de licentievoorwaarden voor nodig was. Deze wijziging veroorzaakte al snel een storm aan "Facebook OWNS YOUR DATA" reacties.
That leaked U2 album is causing all sorts of trouble. The unreleased album, which is due out on March 3, found its way ...
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techcrunch.com%2F2009%2F02%2F20%2Fdid-lastfm-just-hand-over-user-listening-data-to-the-riaa/* whobuilt.it */
A site for web developers to show which sites they've created.
See who built sites and claim your own.
whobuilt.it lets you claim the sites you build!GOOD 014 State of the Planet - Who's Going Where?
Vistazo a donde las personas alrededor del mundo estan direccionando algo de su poder de compra
Who is buying what.
Shows average yearly expenditures per citizen by type of item (5 categories) around the world.Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture | UX Booth
Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they Designers? Developers? Managers? All of the above? In this article we’ll discuss what information architecture is, why it’s related to usability, and what are the common tools/programs used in information architecture. Along the way we’ll share some of the tweeters, books, and resources we found useful for budding information architects. Even if you’re familiar with the discipline already, you can probably pick up something you’ve missed.
toolkit audit IA
Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they Designers? Developers? Managers? All of the above? In this article we’ll discuss what information architecture is, why it’s related to usability, and what are the common tools/programs used in information architecture.Informing Ourselves To Death
we have directed all of our energies and intelligence to inventing machinery that does nothing but increase the supply of information. As a consequence, our defenses against information glut have broken down; our information immune system is inoperable. We don't know how to filter it out; we don't know how to reduce it; we don't know to use it. We suffer from a kind of cultural AIDS.Data Visualization Is Reinventing Online Storytelling - Advertising Age - DigitalNext
Today's consumer seems to have an insatiable appetite for information, but until recently making sense of all of that raw data was too daunting for most. Enter the new "visual scientists" who are turning bits and bytes of data -- once purely the domain of mathematicians and coders -- into stories for our digital age.
A nice round up of teh ideas and some great examples
Advertising Age - DigitalNextLifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Tools for a Free Online Education
Mooie interactieve inforgraphic. Check de states tab: live feedback in infographic als je over een staat mouseOvert.moritz.stefaner.eu - Elastic Lists - NYT
This is a list of my top 10 freely available papers on the topic of information retrieval. You will notice that they are rather old, but the techniques used described and the findings are not always dated. Those that dated are important nonetheless because they provide a good foundation to understanding why things are as they are in information retrieval these days.50 great examples of infographics - FrancescoMugnai.com
Bem interessante.Page d'accueil de la Bibliothèque numérique mondiale
The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and more. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.Google Labs
google labs experimentalsAttract
A site where doctors can ask questions. Since 1997 the basic principle has been the same - clinicians contact us, we rapidly search the evidence, appraise and summarise onto a side of A4 and then fax it back to the clinician - within 6 hours if necessary. In order to meet this timescale certain shortcuts need to be made. As a result we do not claim to produce systematic reviews (in the EBM sense) for each answer - we basically do what we can within the timescale 'given' to us by the clinicians.Visual Representation of Tabular Information - How to Fix the Uncommunicative Table | FlowingData
table data visualisatingnewsmap
collective screen of various news feedsH1N1 Swine Flu - Google Maps
Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.Swine flu: Twitter's power to misinform | Net Effect
" I think it's only a matter of time before that the next generation of cyber-terrorists -- those who are smart about social media, are familiar with modern information flows, and are knowledgeable about human networks -- take advantage of the escalating fears over the next epidemic and pollute the networked public sphere with scares that would essentially paralyze the global economy. Often, such tactics would bring much more destruction than the much-feared cyberwar and attacks on physical -- rather than human -- networks. "
I am highly skeptical that any of the people I follow on Twitter are talking about swine flu to "fit in" or "gain popularity." This article does, however, make me want to start making stuff up.
twitter and the lack of context for what passes for conversations on it. agree up to a point but what people call noise is only that in their context. I suspect this has to do with assumption that there must be one right, correct and overriding context, which of course is not true.
Interesting post on the past 3 days of swine flu craze on Twitter and its impact.
"That aside, the “swine flu” Twitter-scare has once again proved the importance of context – and how badly most Twitter conversations are hurt by the lack of it"
Twitter and its bad efect
"...the “swine flu” Twitter-scare has once again proved the importance of context – and how badly most Twitter conversations are hurt by the lack of it."Journal of Information Architecture
The Journal of Information Architecture is an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its aim is to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture.
Sitio con artículos sobre la arquitectura de informacion
to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture.Schneier on Security: Privacy in the Age of Persistence
"Cardinal Richelieu famously said: 'If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.' When all your words and actions can be saved for later examination, different rules have to apply."
Schneier says privacy is quickly disappearing and we're ignoring it. It's like pollution at the beginning of the century: we're ignoring it now because it's small but soon we'll realize it was a big problem that should have been nipped in the bud. Also, if every conversation is recorded we have to change our standards accordingly; eg: how information is considered in a court.
"Society works precisely because conversation is ephemeral; because people forget, and because people don't have to justify every word they utter. ... Privacy isn't just about having something to hide; it's a basic right that has enormous value to democracy, liberty, and our humanity. ... Just as we look back at the beginning of the previous century and shake our heads at how people could ignore the pollution they caused, future generations will look back at us – living in the early decades of the information age – and judge our solutions to the proliferation of data. We must, all of us together, start discussing this major societal change and what it means. And we must work out a way to create a future that our grandchildren will be proud of."
Beautiful essay by Bruce Schneier on the challenges of our time due to data collection, the "pollution" of the information age. Tweeted by Thomas Kriese.
"Cardinal Richelieu famously said: "If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged." When all your words and actions can be saved for later examination, different rules have to apply." This is especially important for those who say that they have nothing to hide. That misses the point.
Welcome to the future, where everything about you is saved. A future where your actions are recorded, your movements are tracked, and your conversations are no longer ephemeral. A future brought to you not by some 1984-like dystopia, but by the natural tendencies of computers to produce data. Data is the pollution of the information age. It's a natural byproduct of every computer-mediated interaction. It stays around forever, unless it's disposed of. It is valuable when reused, but it must be done carefully. Otherwise, its after effects are toxic. And just as 100 years ago people ignored pollution in our rush to build the Industrial Age, today we're ignoring data in our rush to build the Information Age. Increasingly, you leave a trail of digital footprints throughout your day.40 Useful and Creative Infographics
Six RevisionsTop-10 Information Architecture (IA) Mistakes (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Structure and navigation must support each other and integrate with search and across subsites. Complexity, inconsistency, hidden options, and clumsy UI mechanics prevent users from finding what they need.Home :: GeekAdvancement.com
Ich möchte Teil einer Jugendbewegung sein.
GeekAdvancement.com http://tumblr.com/xxz1rd09tHow to Mine Twitter for Information
Last week, I admitted that I am an information junkie, and I wanted to follow up this week with a ...Is Google Rewiring Our Brains?
Is Google Rewiring Our Brains? http://is.gd/m748 [from http://twitter.com/msdaibert/statuses/1881375194]
Is Google Rewiring Our Brains, very interesting, http://bit.ly/lsRAr [from http://twitter.com/gregbond/statuses/1288562619]
Gord Hotchkiss: Are Our Brains Becoming “Googlized?” http://is.gd/m9nr / Is Google Rewiring Our Brains? http://is.gd/m748 searchengineland [from http://twitter.com/bibliothekarin/statuses/1289466114]Medtipster - Search
Medtipster will help you compare prices on prescription drugs in your area. It will also help you find suitable generics and alternative therapies. You'll need to talk to your doctor about these, of course. The comparison tool is enough to qualify Medtipster as a Cool Site. But it does so much more than that. It will also help you find mini clinics, immunizations and health screenings!GOOD Transparencies Archive - a set on Flickr
Flickr est certainement la meilleure application de gestion et de partage de photos en ligne au monde. Montrez vos photos et vos vidéos préférées au monde entier. Montrez, en toute sécurité et en toute confidentialité, vos photos et vos vidéos à vos amis et à votre famille. Et mettez les photos et les vidéos prises avec votre téléphone portable sur un blog.
GOOD Transparencies Archive
Infographics - I'm a sucker for infographics
Des transparents, comme à l'époque de l'école primaire.The Web of Data: Creating Machine-Accessible Information - ReadWriteWeb
The Web of Data: Creating Machine-Accessible Information In the coming years, we will see a revolution in the ability of machines to access, process, and apply information. This revolution will emerge from three distinct areas of activity connected to the Semantic Web: the Web of Data, the Web of Services, and the Web of Identity providers. These webs aim to make semantic knowledge of data accessible, semantic services available and connectable, and semantic knowledge of individuals processable, respectively. In this post, we will look at the first of these Webs (of Data) and see how making information accessible to machines will transform how we find information. The amount of information and services available is growing exponentially. Every day, it is getting harder to find the information we are actually looking for. Still, we have to learn how to tell machines what we want. Why can't a machine understand which website, recent tweet, Flickr photo, Facebook message, or restaurantGoogle News Timeline
Here is an early intro to a cool tool that will show you what is in the news on a timeline basis
can put in specific dates; timeline search for swineflu ..visual searchInfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices | Showcases | instantShift
Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be , Daily Resource for Web Designers and Developers.
Best practices for designing infographics followed by some examples which might help you learn a thing or two.
Andres Ross from InstantShift.com has written an article about information graphics entitled: InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices. He starts with answering the questions “What is InfoGraphics” and “Why using InfoGraphics”. Then goes on with to telling a bit about its history and the different types that can be distinguished.The Beauty of Infographics and Data Visualization | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials
Here in Brazil there's a magazine called "Super Interessante" (which had an Abduzeedo cover a little time ago), that always features some really cool infographics. This is a field that if you make things right, you got yourself inside a great
รวมไอเดียกราฟฟิกพรีเซนเทชั่น20 Visualizations to Understand Crime | FlowingData
There's a lot of crime data. For almost every reported crime, there's a paper or digital record of it somewhere, which means hundreds of thousands of data points - number of thefts, break-ins, assaults, and homicides as well as where and when the incidents occurred. With all this data it's no surprise that the NYPD (and more recently, the LAPD) took a liking to COMPSTAT, an accountability management system driven by data. While a lot of this crime data is kept confidential to respect people's privacy, there's still plenty of publicly available records. Here we take a look at twenty visualization examples that explore this data.
關於犯罪事件的視覺化呈現Web Nerd Terminology (Explained)
Esta enlace es para aprender terminos
Great technology glossary to use when explaining Web technology to the less-initiated…The Day Facebook Changed Forever: Messages to Become Public By Default (UPDATED)
Speculation on opening status updates up to the public and making them available to trolling search engines.
Reading: The Day Facebook Changed: Messages to Become Public By Default http://bit.ly/18mi52 [from http://twitter.com/sandroalberti/statuses/2348881447]
Wow, Facebook profiles are going public by default.
One of the most anticipated days in the history of social networking site Facebook has finally come: the company announced today that it has begun making status messages, photos and videos visible to the public at large by default instead of being visible only to a user's approved friends.
One of the most anticipated days in the history of social networking site Facebook has finally come: the company announced today that it has begun making status messages, photos and videos visible to the public at large by default instead of being visible only to a user's approved20+ CSS Data Visualization Techniques | tripwire magazine
graph with cssscottberkun.com » Calling bullshit on social media
Critique of the hype surrounding social media
so, so true
This is so true... We keep talking about "social media" like it's something different than people just talking and connecting. It's really very human and simple, despite technology.Stephen Hawking: "Humans Have Entered a New Stage of Evolution"
Although It has taken homo sapiens several million years to evolve from the apes, the useful information in our DNA, has probably changed by only a few million bits. So the rate of biological evolution in humans, Stephen Hawking points...
But we are now entering a new phase, of what Hawking calls "self designed evolution," in which we will be able to change and improve our DNA.mental_floss Blog » 10 Ways to Learn Stuff While Procrastinating Online
It’s Monday. You’ve had a nice, long, idle weekend, and—what’s this? Someone who says they’re your boss wants you to do work?! Well, we’ll have none of that, will we? Of course not – this is the internet. Frittering away hours in front of mental_floss’ Amazing Fact Generator is always an option. But here are 10 other easy ways to put off whatever you’re supposed to be doing while also getting your knowledge fixCity Brights: Howard Rheingold : Crap Detection 101
Excellent advice on thinking critically abt media & how to teach your children to do so from @hrheingold http://bit.ly/14XysI #homeschool [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/2439925187]
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfgate.com%2Fcgi-bin%2Fblogs%2Frheingold%2Fdetail%3Fentry_id%3D42805
"The first thing we all need to know about information online is how to detect crap, a technical term I use for information tainted by ignorance, inept communication, or deliberate deception. Learning to be a critical consumer of Webinfo is not rocket science. It's not even algebra. Becoming acquainted with the fundamentals of web credibility testing is easier than learning the multiplication tables. The hard part, as always, is the exercise of flabby think-for-yourself muscles."Joho the Blog » Transparency is the new objectivity
"..Objectivity without transparency increasingly will look like arrogance. And then foolishness. Why should we trust what one person — with the best of intentions — insists is true when we instead could have a web of evidence, ideas, and argument?.."
Interesting post about bloggers, journalism, and how we require the abiliity to peer through an author's thoughts to dig at the sourcs of their [objective] arguments.
David Weinberger explains a phrase he coined: "transparency is the new objectivity."
"Objectivity used be presented as a stopping point for belief: If the source is objective and well-informed, you have sufficient reason to believe. [...] We thought that that was how knowledge works, but it turns out that it’s really just how paper works. [...] Objectivity is a trust mechanism you rely on when your medium can’t do links"
"In fact, transparency subsumes objectivity. Anyone who claims objectivity should be willing to back that assertion up by letting us look at sources, disagreements, and the personal assumptions and values supposedly bracketed out of the report. Objectivity without transparency increasingly will look like arrogance. And then foolishness. Why should we trust what one person — with the best of intentions — insists is true when we instead could have a web of evidence, ideas, and argument? In short: Objectivity is a trust mechanism you rely on when your medium can’t do links. Now our medium can."
David Weinberger - his keynote at Open Government and Innovation conference draws on this post
[Blog entry] via elanguageTop 10 Travel Gadgets Under $50 - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
Top 10 Travel Gadgets Under $50The R programming language for programmers coming from other programming languages
A really cool graph.
The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008.Information Is Beautiful | Ideas, issues, concepts, subjects - visualized!
Some tips on Web 2.0 strategies
Here’s our list of top 10 Web-oriented tools, technologies, and ideas that promise to deliver the most value at the lowest cost.
Polly Schneider Traylor pulls together a very nice summary list of quick and inexpensive ways to leverage the power of 2.015 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization | Web Design Ledger
Very cool stuff...
Data Visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form. Good data visualization should appear as if it is a work of art. This intrigues the viewer and draws them in so that they can further investigate the data and info that the graphic represents. In this post there are 15 stunning examples of Data Visualization that are true works of art.Essay: Dumb-dumb bullets - July 2009 - Armed Forces Journal - Military Strategy, Global Defense Strategy
Why PowerPoint kills decision making
As a decision-making aid, PowerPoint is a poor tool
Sub-hed: "As a decision-making aid, PowerPoint is a poor tool"
"Unfortunately, by using PowerPoint inappropriately, we have created a thought process centered on bullets and complex charts. This has a number of impacts. First, it reduces clarity since a bullet is essentially an outline for a sentence and a series of bullets outline a paragraph. They fail to provide the details essential to understanding the ideas being expressed. While this helps immensely with compromise, since the readers can create their own narrative paragraphs from the bullets, it creates problems when people discover what they agreed to is not what they thought they had agreed to. Worse, it creates a belief that complex issues can, and should, be reduced to bullets. It has reached the point where some decision-makers actually refuse to read a two-page briefing paper and instead insist PowerPoint be used."
As a decision-making aid, PowerPoint is a poor tool By T. X. HammesWhy Should Engineers and Scientists Be Worried About Color?
IBM research about presentation of graphs with colorPersonas | Metropath(ologies) | An installation by Aaron Zinman
Who are you when you aren't there?
Personas is an art installation by Aaron Zinman that is a component of Metropath(ologies), an interactive exhibit by the Sociable Media Group, MIT Media Lab. Metropath(ologies) is by Alex Dragulescu, Yannick Assogba, Aaron Zinman under the direction of Prof. Judith Donath.
Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab. It uses sophisticated natural language processing and the Internet to create a data portrait of one's aggregated online identity. In short, Personas shows you how the Internet sees you.A Short Manifesto on the Future of Attention: Observatory: Design Observer
Making something "free" is obviously an allocation strategy. "Free" attracts attention. Making things brief is an allocation strategy as well. The problem is that free isn't sustainable, and that brief is underpriced. We need a Ronald Reagan of attention, someone to inspire us away from the fight over smaller and smaller pieces of the attention pie. Someone who will inspire us to make the attention pie bigger.100 Best Twitter Feeds for Librarians of the Future - Online Courses
review for Tarlton 2.0 committee
Library twitter feeds - divided by librarian, library jobs, etc. Also links to online education resources, etc.
If you’re studying to become a librarian, Twitter is a great place to find information. Whether you’re learning from other library professionals, staying on top of news, or checking out resources, you can find what you need on Twitter. Read on, and you’ll find 100 of the best Twitter feeds for future librarians.IL Resources & Tools
Information Literacy Resources as contributed by members of the ili-l and compiled by Lisa M. Metzer. Last updated August 2009. An evolving Visual Bibliography.HealthBase - Powered by NetBase
Health meta search engine
This site aggregates search results from all sorts of medical sites so you get a lot of info in one place.
- Powered by NetBaseInformation Architects » Blog Archive » The Value of Information
iA is a strategic design agency in Tokyo, Japan. We analyze business goals and user needs, and develop interfaces that match.
When confronted with the necessity of offering news for free, editors are quick at pointing at the cost involved in news production. Which of course is beside the point. Information on the Internet is as common as snow in the arctic. You can’t expect Eskimos to buy a snowman. But, hey, wait; this is not just another rant with the usual talking points. After producing news site after news site for a wide range of customers, we actually have something to contribute:
the value of informationVC blog » Blog Archive » Information Visualization Manifesto
facilitate understanding and aid cognition
Le but de la visualisation est de donner un aperçu, pas des images, disait déjà Ben Shneiderman en 1999. Manuel Lima propose plusieurs critères à son manifeste qui découlent de ce constat : La forme suit la fonction, l'intéractivité comme clef, la puissance de la naration...
Infoviz is becoming more and more popular and, just as anything growing popular, also controversial. Here's a list with some good points on good information visualization.Data Visualization and Infographics Resources | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine
We intend for this site to be a central location for information on how to move your data in and out of Google products. Welcome.
"We intend for this site to be a central location for information on how to move your data in and out of Google products. Welcome." :-D
We intend for this site to be a central location for information on how to move your data in and out of Google products. Welcome. The Data Liberation Front The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products. We do this because we believe that any data that you create in or import into a product is your own. We help and consult other engineering teams within Google on how to "liberate" their products. This is our mission statementPhotography & Post-Processing Tutorials - Phototuts+
Visualizing Millions of Iran Tweets - computational history of news using twitter
At its peak, a search for "Iran" on Twitter generated over 100,000 tweets per day and over 8,000 tweets per hour. The plot just below shows the growth in volume of information in the number of tweets per hour. How does an Internet junkie, news organization, or political operative monitor rapidly evolving real-time events, from the crucial details to the bigger picture? More importantly, how can a data stream be turned into real-time action, reaching the people who need it, when they need it, and in a form they can easily digest?
Article describes effort aimed at more sophistcicated analysis of twitter trends. Author is co-founder of Infoharmoni - startup building knowledge interfaces for real-time data sets.
How to algorithmically discover and deploy novel social structures is perhaps the billion, or trillion, dollar question. With Twitter, the data and API are in place. And if the history of computation is any guide, once programming a system becomes possible, progressing from a hack to an application to a platform is only a matter of time.
'...how can a data stream be turned into real-time action, reaching the people who need it, when they need it, and in a form they can easily digest? At the most abstract level, history and computation are the same thing: the evolution of systems over time. Twitter has several remarkable properties that allow us to finally leverage this correspondence in tangible ways. The simplicity of its data, the openness of its system, and its extreme time resolution make it possible for us to detect atoms of history, those moments when something is triggered and society is reconfigured ever so slightly. Simply tracking the volume of various phrases gives us a sense of what is happening on the street, literally and figuratively. But that signal is but a shadow of a far more complex and intricate reality, an interwoven web of individuals and actions. -- Disruptive events lead to information elites.'10 Revealing Infographics about the Web
Some great graphics to use when demonstrating the different topicsGoogle Sidewiki
Google Sidewiki...Easily annotate/collaborate with any web page..
cons: must have the google toolbar open to access this & side wiki window is big
"Google Sidewiki is a browser sidebar that lets you contribute and read information alongside any web page."
Google annonce Side Wiki. Un module supplémentaire à la barre d'outil maison à installer dans le navigateur, et qui permet de commenter n'importe quelle page web, sans avoir recours aux zones de discussions du site que l'on est train de visiter. Google annonce SideWiki. Un module supplémentaire à la barre d'outil maison à installer dans le navigateur, et qui permet de commenter n'importe quelle page web, sans avoir recours aux zones de discussions du site que l'on est train de visiter. Sur le papier, rien à redire, c'est du Google : simple, facile à utiliser, transparent. Et avec quelques goodies pratiques : connexion possible avec Blogger (la plate-forme de blog maison), mise en place d'une API si vous voulez utiliser ces commentaires à votre guise, partage des commentaires sur Facebook, Twitter, etc.Twitter, Twitter, Twitter… | ReadWriteWeb France
Beaucoup de gens pensent que Twitter est un flux de pensées futiles, symptomatiques d’une culture qui se perd, irresponsable et egocentrée, à la recherche d’un
Analyse de twitter: barrière, fonctionnement, usage, etc.Build Brain Power with these 21 Resources - PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement
Resources to help make you somewhat smarter. This should be interesting...
BRAIN ... HowTo be BETTERMain Homepage for B.Ed ICT Semester 2 course EDU1003
this is the ICT homepage where we can find an introduction for the course and some information and detaiels50 Great Examples of Data Visualization
data sets, graphically displayed, overly complex, IMO20 Essential Infographics & Data Visualization Blogs | Inspired Magazine
Nice collection of blogs specialising in good (and bad) data visualisation.
lista de blogs sobre graficos e infograficosUX Exchange - Q&A site for user experience professionals
blog on uxftw70 прекрасных примеров инфографики
Иногда вспоминаю свое первое постоянное место работы в одном небольшом издательстве, когда приходилось заниматься практически всем от разворотов и рекламных полос до лайтбоксов, обложек, иллюстраций и различных графиков. Особенно нравилось наглядно и доступно подавать большой объем информации или просто графически объяснять какие либо сложные моменты и явления. Даже где-то жаль, что сегодня нет необходимости рисовать такие вещи (равно как жаль что не сохранил свои старые работы), тем не менее интерес к инфографике остался и рубрика будет обязательно пополняться.
Infográficos (em ucraniano)
70 awesome infographics. for some reason this is in russian.Know Privacy
A comparison of users' expectations of privacy online and the data collection practices of website operators.
Approach: A comparison of users' expectations of privacy online and the data collection practices of website operators. Goal: To identify specific practices that may be harmful or deceptive and attract the attention of government regulators. Result: Recommendations for policymakers to protect consumers and for website operators to avoid stricter regulation.
research site for ghostery
The Current State of Web Privacy, Data Collection, and Information Sharing
Know Privacy: research by Joshua Gomez, Travis Pinnick, and Ashkan Soltani, UC Berkeley School of Information, class of 2009The 99 Greatest blogs you aren't reading :: 10,000 Words
um. hm. i don't agree with a bunch of this, but... the info flow is interesting.
left vs right stats information info
Ideas, issues, concepts, subjects - visualized!Business Information and News: Track, Connect and Share - Tracked.com
Today, we are proud to launch Tracked.com, a new kind of business service. Tracked.com is the only website in the world where business information, communications and connections come together to enhance your business life.
By http://bit.ly/Tweets2DeliciousLeft vs Right | Information Is Beautiful
Infrographic on the dividing politics of the world
[US or World version]Maggwire: Experience magazines online.
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Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support.
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He is interested in George Dyson's comment "What if the price of machines that think is people who don't?" He is looking at how the modification of our cognitive structures is a process that eventually blends machines and humans in a deeper way, more than any human-computer interface could possibly achieve. He's also fascinated in an idea presented a decade ago by Danny Hillis: "In the long run, the Internet will arrive at a much richer infrastructure, in which ideas can potentially evolve outside of human minds."Travel - Guides and Deals for Hotels, Restaurants and Vacations - The New York Times
Lists more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. Select a destination and read articles about your destination. Find local attractions, hotels and restaurants.Understanding Your Brain for Better Design: Left vs. Right | Webdesigner Depot
How we, as creative people, can harness this understanding of the left and right brain to be more creative, as well as succeed in other work-related tasks.
The concept of the left and right brain only lately popped up in the late 1960's, but since has become a well-known part of human psychology. While we allA Speculative Post on the Idea of Algorithmic Authority « Clay Shirky
one of the things up for grabs in the current news environment is the nature of authority. In particular, I noted that people trust new classes of aggregators and filters, whether Google or Twitter or Wikipedia (in its ‘breaking news’ mode.). Algorithmic authority is the decision to regard as authoritative an unmanaged process of extracting value from diverse, untrustworthy sources, without any human standing beside the result saying “Trust this because you trust me.”
Algorithmic authority is the decision to regard as authoritative an unmanaged process of extracting value from diverse, untrustworthy sources, without any human standing beside the result saying “Trust this because you trust me.” This model of authority differs from personal or institutional authority, and has, I think, three critical characteristics.
We were talking about authority and trust the other day in class after Angela's presentation on medical diagnoses - here's a new post from Clay Shirky on the topic - worth reading.
Invité à réagir à l'évolution des médias, Clay Shirky explique que la transformation majeure dans l'environnement de l'information repose sur la nature de l'autorité. En quelques années, par l'intermédiaire de nouveaux outils de filtrage et d'agrégation, nos autorités ont changé. Et de définir l'autorité algorithmique nouvelle par trois caractéristiques : il utilise des sources multiples et les combine pour les classer ; ces résultats étant suffisamment bons, les gens lui font confiance ; enfin, les gens se rendent compte que nombreux sont ceux qui font confiance à ces résultats ce qui les aide à adopter ces nouvelles autorités (comme Wikipédia)."Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media"
Some in the room might immediately think, "Ah, but it's a meritocracy. People will give their attention to what is best!" This too is mistaken logic. What people give their attention to depends on a whole set of factors that have nothing to do with what's best. At the most simplistic level, consider the role of language. People will pay attention to content that is in their language, even if they can get access to content in any language. This means Chinese language content will soon get more attention than English content, let alone Dutch content or Hebrew content.
In his seminal pop-book, Csikszentmihalyi argued that people are happiest when they can reach a state of "flow." He talks about performers and athletes who are in the height of their profession, the experience they feel as time passes by and everything just clicks. People reach a state where attention appears focused and, simultaneously, not in need of focus at the same time. The world is aligned and it just feels right.
As we continue to move from a broadcast model of information to a networked one, we will continue to see reworkings of the information landscape. Some of what is unfolding is exciting, some is terrifying. The key is not be all utopian or dystopian about it, but to recognize what changes and what stays the same. The future of Web2.0 is about information flow and if you want to help people, help them reach that state. Y'all are setting the tone of the future of information.
Via Jon Stahl - very interesting stuff
essay15 Beautiful Examples Of Infographics For Your Inspiration | Web Design Tutorials | Creating a Website | Learn Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver
There’s hundreds of Photoshop Tutorial websites out there, however after making a list of over 100 we found that most were low quality or had been abandoned & not updated in months.Quote and Comment
"A method I endorse is to understand things by participating in them. By doing your own thing, you learn the difference between possible actions (what you can do with the system) and likely behavior: what most people will tend to do when that system is switched on for them. Forget this difference and you foreclose on your invention. I started about a year ago in my project to understand Twitter by being on it . I wanted to know what it could be used for by citizens of the Web seeking knowledge for any reason. As a writer I wanted to make it work for me and my interrelated schemes. (Which is the approach I have with Tumblr, too. And Friend Feed .)"
A method I endorse is to understand things by participating in them. By doing your own thing, you learn the difference between possible actions (what you can do with the system) and likely behavior: what most people will tend to do when that system is switched on for them. Forget this difference and you foreclose on your invention.
"On Twitter, mindcasting is the new lifecasting" (BUT: some lifecasting injected is essential)
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fjayrosen.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F110043432%2Fmindcasting-defining-the-form-spreading-the-memeWebsite Reviews and Complaints by Consumers – SiteJabber
SiteJabber is a consumer protection site that lets people research and review online businesses and websites. Search for reviews or complaints on any website.
Consumers review online businesses and websites -- most loved, most hated, and most useful. Save money and avoid rip-offs.BBC News - Information goes out to play
The power of visual information
Serious information used to be relayed in words, graphs and charts - pictures were just pretty window dressing. That's all changing, says David McCandless. E-mails. News. Facebook. Wikipedia. Do you ever feel there's just too much information? Do you struggle to keep up with important issues, subject and ideas? Are you drowning in data? In this age of information overload, a new solution is emerging that could help us cope with the oceans of data surrounding and swamping us. It's called information visualisation.
Serious information used to be relayed in words, graphs and charts - pictures were just pretty window dressing. That's all changing, says David McCandless.Mark Coleran Visual Designer » Playback Graphics
The ultimate traveling companion, wandermelon.com is an informative, entertaining and unbiased resource that combines the latest travel news, inspired articles and visual content all in one easy-to-navigate online destination. Focuses on the five-star experience. Read more: http://wandermelon.com/about/#ixzz0YuaMXRYI
The ultimate traveling companion, wandermelon.com is an informative, entertaining and unbiased resource that combines the latest travel news, inspired articles and visual content all in one easy-to-navigate online destination.Web Design is Dead! Introducing a much improved web design process. - Web Designers London
Some of us never realize how huge the internet really is.
Take a look at these numbers and you may be shocked at how enormous the Internet is on an average day.10 New Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
Last week Facebook rolled out a new version of their privacy settings to all users. Privacy settings are something that many Facebook users are regularly confused about. That’s why we published our original Facebook privacy guide back in February. After millions of people visited our privacy guide, we realized how important privacy is to Facebook users. With the new settings rolled out, we thought that now would be a great time to update the guide with the latest changes. In this guide we present a thorough overview of the most important privacy settings which includes previous settings that are still relevant as well as new privacy settings that have been added by Facebook. The majority of the old privacy settings are still relevant, however there’s a chance that you may now be sharing much more information with the whole world. Make it through our new Facebook privacy guide and you’re guaranteed to be safe.io9 - Two Augmented Reality Technologies That Are About To Change The World - Augmented Reality
Here you can see a demo of design software called ARToolWorks which was posted on Gizmodo earlier this week. ARToolWorks is a mobile phone application that allows you to design 3D objects that pop up out of scenes you view through your mobile's camera. So instead of a map over the city of Amsterdam, you might see giant robots trashing it or psychedelic flowers growing out of a hash bar.
Augmented reality is a technology futurists and scifi authors like Vernor Vinge have been talking about for decades. Now the tech has matured and is entering the market. Two videos of new products show you the near future.
Now our technology can actually do this, using smart phones as a crude mobile interface. In these demo videos below, we're getting a first glimpse of what happens when the internet comes out of the box and into the real world.
A report of findings from 2,318 respondents to a survey carried out among college students on six campuses distributed across the U.S. in the spring of 2009, as part of Project Information Literacy
BY ALISON J. HEAD, PH.D. AND MICHAEL B. EISENBERG, PH.D. PROJECT INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRESS REPORT DECEMBER 1, 2009 THE INFORMATION SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON RESEARCH SPONSORED BY A GIFT FROM PROQUEST
How college students seek information in the digital ageis a report of findings from 2318 US students, surveyed in spring 2009 that seeks to understand how students search for information and approach research-type activities.
A report of findings from 2,318 respondents to a survey carried out among college students on six campuses distributed across the U.S. in the spring of 2009, as part of Project Information Literacy. Respondents, while curious in the beginning stages of research, employed a consistent and predictable research strategy fwere conducting course-related or everyday life research.
A report of findings from 2,318 respondents to a survey carried out among college students on six campuses distributed across the U.S. in the spring of 2009, as part of Project Information Literacy. Respondents, while curious in the beginning stages of research, employed a consistent and predictable research strategy for finding information, whether they were conducting course-related or everyday life research. Almost all of the respondents turned to the same set of tried and true information resources in the initial stages of research, regardless of their information goals. Almost all students used course readings and Google first for course-related research and Google and Wikipedia for everyday life research. Most students used library resources, especially scholarly databases for course-related research and far fewer, in comparison, used library services that required interacting with librarians.そとあそび
初心者が楽しめる 『アウトドアレジャー』情報が満載！！ 500を超えるコースに、全て公示最低料金で参加できる、お得な『予約サイト』です。Lone Gunman
In Search of The InfogasmHINT.FM / Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg
This is the collaboration site of Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg. We invent new ways for people to think and talk about data. As technologists we ask, Can visualization help people think collectively? Can visualization move beyond numbers into the realm of words and images? As artists we seek the joy of revelation. Can visualization tell never-before-told stories? Can it uncover truths about color, memory, and sensuality?
"This is the collaboration site of Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg."When No News Is Bad News - The Atlantic (January 21, 2009)
James Warren article
By James Warren, former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune
rticle on the state of newpapers, and their imoprtance to our culture
A former managing editor of The Chicago Tribune probes the collapse of the newspaper industry and tries, mostly in vain, to find hope for the future of journalism.
In journalism’s new Internet-dominated landscape, in which attitude and attack are often valued more than precision and truth, handiwork like Crewdson’s is seen as taking too long and costing too much. His situation is hardly unique—the other investigative reporter at the Tribune’s D.C. bureau was told to leave at the same time, as was the top investigator at the Washington bureau of The Los Angeles Times, which is also owned by the Tribune Company. But as an example of journalism’s very best, Crewdson's dismissal is a symbol of the extent to which the news media are imploding. And that implosion is a development with far-reaching implications.
Good essay by a journalist on the current disintegration of paid journalism, but it is exactly this writer's attitude about the noble and essential role of journalism in a democracy that has set the project up for destruction.
"In journalism’s new Internet-dominated landscape, in which attitude and attack are often valued more than precision and truth, handiwork like [John] Crewdson’s is seen as taking too long and costing too much. His situation is hardly unique—the other investigative reporter at the [Chicago] Tribune’s D.C. bureau was told to leave at the same time, as was the top investigator at the Washington bureau of The Los Angeles Times, which is also owned by the Tribune Company. But as an example of journalism’s very best, Crewdson's dismissal is a symbol of the extent to which the news media are imploding. And that implosion is a development with far-reaching implications...."Fantastic Information Architecture and Data Visualization Resources - Noupe
Below are a collection of resources to get you going down the information architecture and data visualization path. Whether you just want to become more familiar with infographics and data visualizations for occasional use or are thinking of making it a career, the resources below will surely come in handy. There are also some beautiful examples and more roundups to see even more fantastic graphics.
By Cameron Chapman Information architecture can be a daunting subject for designers who've never tried it before. Also, creating successful infographics and...Unlocking innovation | data.gov.uk
UK government stats online
UK government opens up its data - using Drupal!Welcome to Jobaphiles.com
incubated by dreamIt ventures somewhat similar to my internboard ideaNicholas Felton | Feltron.com
A grapical poster representation of personal relations.
"Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits."
is it possible to uniquely identify your browser w/o any cookies involved? apparently, that's quite feasible.What is a Wiki? [Content]
Good article about wikis
On this site I got information on what a Wiki is.
Good article on expaining what a Wiki is. Study this to see how this could be tied onto future web pages/sites that I create.Information is beautiful: 30 examples of creative infography
Unfortunatly I never had the opportunity to do client work on an infography, but it seems to be one of the most challenging task for a graphic designer. The perfect infography must synthetize complex information in a simple visual representation, which is not easy. The following examples take information architecture to another level by making it beautiful.Working the Social: Twitter and FriendFeed - 6/15/2009 - Library Journal
Information overload is so five years ago, but the problem it describes is all too real. Fortunately, there's hope yet for the savvy librarian: Twitter and FriendFeed turn information dissemination on its head, using friends and subscribers as a filter for the best, most credible, and most engaging information out there. As Clay Shirky said at the Web 2.0 Expo keynote in January, the problem isn't “information overload. It's filter failure.” Like other social media sites, Twitter and FriendFeed are excellent personal and professional social outlets, connecting users to friends and colleagues regardless of boring problems like geography. But they also connect users to the content those friends and colleagues share, clueing them into their network's likes and dislikes and jacking them in to the editorial decisions those in their network make about the stories and content that matter to them most. The best part? Everything about these services is eminently customizable...
This was helpful pulling my web 2.0 stuff together, but I think I have a more complete solution soon! #test
see the 20 ways for librarians to use twitter (at the bottom)Memonic
Memonic is a relatively new tool for curating collections of information from the web. Memonic's key function is to give users the power to clip sections of websites and build them into a personal collection. Along with the clipping of information, users can add commentary to each item they place into their personal accounts. From Free Technology for Teachers
a free web-based tool that seeks to help you clip out just what you need from your web-based research and organize it in a personally meaningful and helpful way. Memonic allows you to move away from the model of bookmarking sites that contain data you want and instead of snipping that data out of the page and saving it to your Memonic account. If you're doing research on a vacation for instance, you wouldn't bookmark every page you found with interesting content about that vacation. You would use Memonic to clip out the bits that were of interest to you—a specific restaurant review from a restaurant critic page, a landmark you found on the visitor's bureau site you want to visit, some photos of local street performers you'd like to keep an eye out for, and so on. All the things you clip end up in your Memonic inbox, seen below:
a free, web based tool for collecting, organizing, storing and sharing information. Similar to Evernote. Bookmarklet will capture whole webpages.Jabber/XMPP Server List
Gute Liste mit Servern und TransportsNo One Knows What the F*** They're Doing (or "The 3 Types of Knowledge")
Delivering facts instead of links, Factery Labs provides users with a simple way to find out what’s going on and what people are talking about on the web. Users can personalize their view to get real-time information that is of particular interest to them. Users can choose from pre-defined categories like “sports,” “politics,” “world,” “entertainment,” or set up their own topic of interest by typing any term into the search box. Each search will continuously refresh with the best and latest facts allowing users to stay completely up to date on what’s happening on the web. Users can then easily share facts via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Factery Labs – Transformando links em notícias
monitors popular searches across the webThe Future of the Internet IV | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
A survey of nearly 900 Internet stakeholders reveals fascinating new perspectives on the way the Internet is affecting human intelligence and the ways that information is being shared and rendered.
Experts and stakeholders discuss predictions about the future of the internet. Update: <a href="http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Future-of-the-Internet-IV.aspx">Correction</a>.
In this report, PEW researchers cover experts' thoughts on the following issues: Will Google make us stupid? Will the internet enhance or detract from reading, writing, and rendering of knowledge? Is the next wave of innovation in technology, gadgets, and applications pretty clear now, or will the most interesting developments between now and 2020 come “out of the blue”? Will the end-to-end principle of the internet still prevail in 10 years, or will there be more control of access to information? Will it be possible to be anonymous online or not by the end of the decade?Do A Total Background Check On Yourself - The Consumerist
List of multiple agencies that have information about youA history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook. - By Vaughan Bell - Slate Magazine
"In 1936, the music magazine the Gramophone reported that children had "developed the habit of dividing attention between the humdrum preparation of their school assignments and the compelling excitement of the loudspeaker" and described how the radio programs were disturbing the balance of their excitable minds."
A useful historical look at the anxiety of technology and information overload.
This article from the Slate looks at a "history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook." It gives a fine perspective on how whilst the technology evolves, the essence of prophets of doom railing against the technology remain basically the same.What do you suggest?
Using data from Google to make suggetions on where you might like to go next, What Do You Suggest is an experimental and interactive environment designed to explore how we use language and search on the internet.Google - public data
The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings. Explore the data Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.Information Overload: Information Overload is Filter Failure, Says Shirky
Gina Trapani/Lifehacker, Sept. 22, 2008.Gary Flake: is Pivot a turning point for web exploration? | Video on TED.com
Gary Flake demos Pivot, a new way to browse and arrange massive amounts of images and data online. Built on breakthrough Seadragon technology, it enables spectacular zooms in and out of web databases, and the discovery of patterns and links invisible in standard web browsing.
PivotRead Me! | 15 Free Guides That Really Teach You Useful Stuff
15 Free Guides That Really Teach You Useful Stuff
12 – The Idiot’s Guide To PhotoshopPublishing: The Revolutionary Future - The New York Review of Books
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Espresso Book Machine
"The transition within the book publishing industry from physical inventory stored in a warehouse and trucked to retailers to digital files stored in cyberspace and delivered almost anywhere on earth as quickly and cheaply as e-mail is now underway and irreversible. This historic shift will radically transform worldwide book publishing, the cultures it affects and on which it depends."
Without the contents of our libraries—our collective backlist, our cultural memory—our civilization would collapse.
About the future of books
New technologies, however, do not await permission. They are, to use Schumpeter's overused term, disruptive, as nonnegotiable as earthquakes.Irish student hoaxes world's media with fake quote by AP: Yahoo! Tech
When Dublin university student Shane Fitzgerald posted a poetic but phony quote on Wikipedia, he said he was testing how our globalized, increasingly Internet-dependent media was upholding accuracy and accountability in an age of instant news. His report card: Wikipedia passed. Journalism flunked.
Media lifted quote off of Wikipedia about recently deceased composer which was posted by a student to see where it would appear.
Depressing. "The sociology major's made-up quote — which he added to the Wikipedia page of Maurice Jarre hours after the French composer's death March 28 — flew straight on to dozens of U.S. blogs and newspaper Web sites in Britain, Australia and India."Wolfram|Alpha
Computational Knowledge EngineMainland China service availability
您对我很少参加院里的会议一直十分不满，我理解您的不满，但我坚持不参加，因为这些会议，大量的都只是充斥着官话套话的官僚会议，少量的学术会议中确也偶有闪光的思想，但总体而言，为这些会议花时间至少对我来讲是不值得的，我不能像买彩票一样去开会以增加学术性收益。等到哪天院里的学术活动正常化了，基本去行政化了，而不是您这个处长教授一手遮天了，我可能很愿意参加各类活动，包括会议。 大致回顾这六年来自己的工作，自省从未在学校、院里、课堂、会议上有过任何反人类言行，也从未有过违反学术伦理、教师伦理、滥用学术自由之言行，实在找不出停课的正当理由。那么，薛刚凌院长，您能否拿出正当的合乎学术规范的程序来告知我为什么停我的课？为什么侵犯我上课工作的权利？为什么侵犯部分学生听我的课的权利？ 我不揣冒昧地猜想，中国政法大学可能并不需要一位以扼杀学术自由、扼杀教授自由、取缔教授自治为己任的法学院院长。 法学院教师：萧瀚 2010年3月21日What to Do When Someone Steals Your Work - FreelanceSwitch - The Freelance Blog
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What to do when someone steals your work. Nice post at Freelance Switch. http://ow.ly/6FRC [from http://twitter.com/JasonThibault/statuses/1788143179]Data Marketplace : Find, buy and sell data online
a place where one can buy and sell structured datasets online - e.g. the WAL MART Location in the US - weekly Oilprices since 1970. If a dataset is not available, you can request it and bid an amount with a set deadline for delivery
Find, buy and sell data onlineBest Writing Advice for Engineers I've Ever Seen. Period.: Home
State your message in one sentence. That is your title. Write one paragraph justifying the message. That is your abstract. Circle each phrase in the abstract that needs clarification or more context. Write a paragraph or two for each such phrase. That is the body of your report. Identify each sentence in the body that needs clarification and write a paragraph or two in the appendix. Include your contact information for readers who require further detail.
NOT JUST ENGINEERSJonathan Jarvis
- really nice animation particularly the Crisis of Credit explanationColours In Cultures
RT @topfloorstudio: Colours relating to emotion in different Cultures: http://bit.ly/955GxMhttp://zesty.ca/facebook/
Any information you see below is visible to anyone on the Internet through normal use of the Facebook Graph API.
a tool that will help you see what is public about a given facebook profile.
What does Facebook publish about you and your friends?
One click: See all the information Facebook shares about you to anyone: http://j.mp/dcZsdP – Tips, Tools, Status (Twitter_Tips) http://twitter.com/Twitter_Tips/statuses/12970476402
ublish about you and your friends?
facebook activity graphNot all information wants to be free. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
Jack Shafer/Slate, Feb. 18, 2009.
Inventing and refining the rich content that wants to be sold
News organizations should think outside the browser similarly to how iTunes, the Times Reader, and the Kindle do in order to create a stand-alone boutique environment for information consumption that users would more naturally pay for.
photo business model web site website payments payment charging for slateBulk Data Downloads: A Breakthrough in Government Transparency - O'Reilly Radar
Wow this is potentially huge! Thoughts? RT @timoreilly:Bulk Data Downloads:A Breakthrough in Government Transparency http://bit.ly/EizO3 [from http://twitter.com/jhelmus/statuses/1283585077]
On getting greater access to government documents and data, with an amendment now in the HouseIA Task Failures Remain Costly (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Bad IA is now the greatest cause of task failures because it's the stumbling block for getting anywhere on a site. Users try to find their way around a site, and if they're particularly motivated, they might even try again if they fail. But if users are repeatedly led in circles or dumped into no-man's land by weak search, they give up and leave for another site. That's why deficiencies in your IA are costing you a lot of money, right now.
Opening article reference for projectH1N1 Swine Flu - Google Maps
La grippe porcine en temps réel.
Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.
豚インフルエンザCan Dentistry Solve Crimes?
Rich survey of advanced data visualization techniques http://is.gd/chAgi – Maria Popova (brainpicker) http://twitter.com/brainpicker/statuses/14368336820
A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscureSeth's Blog: Warning: The internet is almost full
Warning: The internet is almost full Due to the extraordinary explosion in video, blogs, news feeds and social network postings, the internet is dangerously close to running out of room. Nothing can grow forever, and exponent
Seth Godin's point about information overload seems well made: Ten years ago, you had a shot of at least being aware of everything that mattered. Five years ago, you had to be really selective about what you took in, but at least it was possible to know what you didn't know. Today, it's impossible. Today, you can't even read every article on a thin slice of a thin topic. You can't keep up with the status of your friends on the social networks. No way. You can't read every important blog... you can't even read all the blogs that tell you what the important blogs are saying. Used to be, you could finish reading your email, hit "check email" and nothing new would show up. Now, of course, the new mail is probably a longer list than the mail you just finished processing. The internet isn't full, but we are.
Of course, the decentralized nature of the net means that it will never be physically full. As long as we can keep making hard drives, we won't run out of space to store those inane videos of your Aunt Sally. What is full is our attention.
Great insight on the digital/internet ageSearch EFF's FOIA Documents | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Freedom Of Information Act Search Engine
EFF's Freedom Of Information Act project has gathered thousands of pages of material. These shed light on controversial government surveillance programs, lobbying practices, and intellectual property initiatives. You can use the EFF FOIA Search Engine below to search and examine the documents' contents. If you find something you think is significant, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EFF's document collection-obtained through requests and litigation under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)-covers some controversial government initiatives, including the FBI's Investigative Data Warehouse and DCS 3000 surveillance program and the Department of Homeland Security's Automated Targeting System and ADVISE data-mining project.
EFF's Freedom Of Information Act project has gathered thousands of pages of material. These shed light on controversial government surveillance programs, lobbying practices, and intellectual property initiatives.Infographics news: i from infographics
Infographics news: i from infographics
i from infographicsMonitor Your Linux System Stats & Information With Conky | MakeUseOf.com
Linux has a wealth of utilities to help you monitor what your system is up to. You can run commands, use the proc file system and get the exact state of your
Linux has a wealth of utilities to help you monitor what your system is up to. You can run commands, use the proc file system and get the exact state of your system. All this information is of little use if you cannot display it efficiently. You would need a system monitor right? Well let’s take a look at one of my favorite Linux system monitor apps on my system, a system monitor unmatched and unsurpassed by any other when it comes to customization and features. It’s called Conky. Conky can display the stats and information on your desktop or within another window, but trust me, you would want to display it on your desktop! Here are some screenshots of Conky displaying information to give you an idea of what can be achieved with this app.
Monitor Your Linux System Stats with ConkyWhy does HDR bring out the best/worst in you as a Photographer? | Layers Magazine
/ Mary W. George (April 13, 2009). It is clear from e-mail, reference encounters, research consultations in my office, and questions that arise in library instruction sessions, that most students simply do not retain the concepts and logic involved in discovering information sources — never mind the principles for evaluating the sources they do turn up.Popular favorite images tagged with "infographics" on vi.sualize.us
Popular favorite images tagged with "infographics"
Popular favorite images tagged with 'infographics' on vi.sualize.us - a showcase of visual content for inspiration or simply delight of the spectator based on people recommendationsTechlearning > > The New Rules of Copyright > October 15, 2008
Copyright discussion for educators on TechLearning
A review of the online copyright from Ahrash Bissell, head of Creative Commons ccLearn division.Google Could Have Caught Swine Flu Early | Wired Science
incredible use of people's searches as ambient trending data...
RT @rosshill: Can Google spot health epidemics early? http://tinyurl.com/czxtfh [from http://twitter.com/willdonovan/statuses/1667576296]
Last week, at the request of the Centers for Disease Control, Google took a retroactive look at its search data from Mexico. And there the team found a pre-media bump in telltale flu-related search terms (you know, “influenza + phlegm + coughing”) that was inconsistent with standard, seasonal flu trends.
Google’s search data may have been able to provide an early warning of the swine flu outbreak — if the company had been looking in the right place. Last week, at the request of the Centers for Disease Control, Google took a retroactive look at its search data from Mexico. And there the team found a pre-media bump in telltale flu-related search terms (you know, “influenza + phlegm + coughing”) that was inconsistent with standard, seasonal flu trends.
Googles search data may have been able to provide an early warning of the swine flu outbreak if the company had been looking in the right place.Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: All hail the information triumvirate!
Carr om Googles och Wikipedias symbios och informationssamhällets misslyckande
Three things have happened, in a blink of history's eye: (1) a single medium, the Web, has come to dominate the storage and supply of information, (2) a single search engine, Google, has come to dominate the navigation of that medium, and (3) a single information source, Wikipedia, has come to dominate the results served up by that search engine.
Wikipedia has come to dominate Google web search results. It often ranks #1 for searches on common topics like Internet and Evolution. Is it true that Wikipedia articles are the very best source of information for all of these topics? Or are we witnessing the effects of a popularity feedback loop, fueled by the principles of least effort, and our tendency to stick with the first and obvious answers? The web link graph is fundamentally a product of socialization, and Google is fundamentally a social search engine. A popularity bias in inherent in all social information systems, leading us all down the same well-trod path. Could it be that, counter to our expectations, the natural dynamic of the web will lead to less diversity in information sources rather than more?
Nicholas Carr questions the internet power of wikipedia & google.
(1) a single medium, the Web, has come to dominate the storage and supply of information (2) a single search engine, Google, has come to dominate the navigation of that medium (3) a single information source, Wikipedia, has come to dominate the results served up by that search engine.50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics | Inspiration
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some good some bad, but great source
1枚の図で表わしてある。これはステキ。30+ Best Websites to download free E-books | Graphic and Web Design Blog
download livros de graça - 30 melhores sites2010 World Cup – The Ultimate Graphic and Data Resources Guide | Inspired Magazine
2010 World Cup – The Ultimate Graphic and Data Resources Guide | Inspired Magazine
The Ultimate Graphic and Data Resources Guide | Inspired Magazine
월드컵 관련 Infograhics모음
RT @inspiredmag Copa Mundial 2010 - el último gráfico y Guía de Recursos de Datos http://bit.ly/9eUQvr
2010 World Cup – The Ultimate Graphic and Data Resources Guide http://bit.ly/9eUQvrOn Distraction by Alain de Botton, City Journal Spring 2010
i agree 100% on the following One of the more embarrassing and self-indulgent challenges of our time is the task of relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds steadily on anything. To sit still and think, without succumbing to an anxious reach for a machine, has become almost impossible.
A brief post by Alain de Botton about fasting from cultural consumption.
... @ City Journal. "Our minds, no less than our bodies, require periods of fasting."
Curiously, boldly short comment on distraction: "The need to diet, which we know so well in relation to food, and which runs so contrary to our natural impulses, should be brought to bear on what we now have to relearn in relation to knowledge, people, and ideas. Our minds, no less than our bodies, require periods of fasting."
The obsession with current events is relentless. Our minds need to go on a diet - by Alain de Botton
@ale_benevides Yes, we probably need to go on a "diet" and change our relation to knowledge, people, and ideas http://ow.ly/1ZjzcWikipedia - Explained By Common Craft - Common Craft - Our Product is Explanation
Wikipedia description in easy to understand languageWikipedia - Explained By Common Craft - Common Craft - Our Product is Explanation
Wikipedia description in easy to understand languageWikipedia - Explained By Common Craft - Common Craft - Our Product is Explanation
Wikipedia Explained By Common Craft http://bit.ly/cByl3n – Larry Ferlazzo (Larryferlazzo) http://twitter.com/Larryferlazzo/statuses/18101563545
RT @Larryferlazzo: Wikipedia Explained By Common Craft http://bit.ly/cByl3n
Wikipedia description in easy to understand languagecritical-thinking - Tools
The tools below can help students evaluate information they find online.
evaluate online infoHow to Focus - A Healthy Information Diet - InfoVegan.com
intro on data visualization
Introduction to, and history of, datavisualization
Data visualization is a pretty literal term that means, quite simply, the visual representation of quantitative data. In this course we’ll learn common techniques for visualizing data, as well as some strategies for managing information digitally. But first, a brief history.
A brief history of visualization http://bit.ly/a2YB4q #datavisualization #dataviz
Although visualization hasn’t been widely recognized as a discipline in and of itself until fairly recently, today’s most popular forms date back nearly two centuries. Geographical exploration, mathematics, and popularized history spurred the creation of early maps, graphs, and timelines as far back as the 1600s; but William Playfair is widely credited as the inventor of the modern chart, having created the first widely distributed line and bar charts in his Commercial and Political Atlas of 1786, and what is generally considered to be the first pie chart in his Statistical Breviary, published in 1801.