Tracking US Airways Flight 1549 - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Very clever, useful and informative infographic of the US Air 1549 Plane Crash into the Hudson River in New York City.
Great NYT interactive infographic style overview of the US Airways crash on the Hudson River.
I'm a bit late on this, but it's yet another fantastic interactive graphic from the New York Times showing the water landing of flight 1549.
Informative interactive featureNew York Times
Persecuting " Torture " is a Moral Obligation for Lawyers
trabajo de your majesty para nyt
new york times video interview, promotie dingMirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog - NYTimes.com
Final Presidential photos of Bush. HAGKYD
Errol Morris spricht mit Agenturjournalisten über Bush-Fotos
The traveling pool of press photographers that follows presidents includes representatives from three wire services — AP (The Associated Press), AFP (Agence France-Presse) and Thomson Reuters. During the last week of the Bush administration, I asked the head photo editors of these news services — Vincent Amalvy (AFP), Santiago Lyon (AP) and Jim Bourg (Reuters) — to pick the photographs of the president that they believe captured the character of the man and of his administration. There are overlapping pictures — of the president with a bullhorn at Ground Zero, of the president looking out the window of Air Force One over New Orleans, of the president receiving the news on the morning of 9/11. It is interesting that these pictures are different. They may be of the same scene, but they have different content. They speak in a different way. (The photos are reproduced here with their original captions, unedited.)
Errol Morris writes, "The traveling pool of press photographers that follows presidents includes representatives from three wire services -- AP (The Associated Press), AFP (Agence France-Presse) and Thomson Reuters. During the last week of the Bush administration, I asked the head photo editors of these news services -- Vincent Amalvy (AFP), Santiago Lyon (AP) and Jim Bourg (Reuters) -- to pick the photographs of the president that they believe captured the character of the man and of his administration. There are overlapping pictures -- of the president with a bullhorn at Ground Zero, of the president looking out the window of Air Force One over New Orleans, of the president receiving the news on the morning of 9/11. It is interesting that these pictures are different. They may be of the same scene, but they have different content. They speak in a different way."Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog - NYTimes.com
Photographs of George W. Bush and what their meaning to Errol Morris and other photojournalists.
photos of George Bush
Iconic pictures of Bush from various photographers framed differentlyPrinting The NYT Costs Twice As Much As Sending Every Subscriber A Free Kindle
newsprint isn't just expensive and inefficient; it's laughably so.
I'm glad I'm not an old skool newspaper
The expense and waste of daily newspapers is probably one of the few things that make me froth with rage.
"Not that it's anything we think the New York Times Company should do, but we thought it was worth pointing out that it costs the Times about twice as much money to print and deliver the newspaper over a year as it would cost to send each of its subscribers a brand new Amazon Kindle instead."I LEGO N.Y. - Abstract City Blog - NYTimes.com
New York Moments rendered in Legos
Cute lego representations of nyc things.
NYC broken down to its simplest tiny parts. In Lego. So fucking good. (Thanks Val.)
I LEGO N.Y.
Lego's ability to channel someone's nostalgia for NY. Awesome.Map of Popular Super Bowl Words Used on Twitter - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Yay, Rochester is tracked.I LEGO N.Y. - Abstract City Blog - NYTimes.com
legoTimes Developer Network - Welcome
amidst the flames, NYT opens up a phoenix API.
The NY Times Developer Network. Looks like they have some really interesting API's to play with.Announcing the Article Search API - Open Blog - NYTimes.com
This API to search over 2.8 million NT Times articles back to 1981 looks incredible. Plus I really commend the Times for releasing this API. A valuable and useful resource indeed.How to Friend Mom, Dad, and the Boss on Facebook...Safely - NYTimes.com
If you're not ready to expose everything about you to anyone who asks to be your online friend, it's time you learned how to use Facebook's friend lists.
How to keep stuff you want open open and stuff you want secret secret. Includes discussion of Facebook's own advice about it.
This is interesting because social networking is not just about staying in touch. We now selectively chose who to communicate with as well as who can communicate with us and how much they can know about us.Article Skimmer
Handy way of skimming NYT.Career Couch - Don’t Neglect to Send a Cover Letter When Applying for a Job - Interview - NYTimes.com
Good advice on applying for jobs electronically.
Great Study in Style, Tone, Content and Energy of a Cover Letter
Cover letters are still necessary, and in a competitive market they can give you a serious edge.New 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...................New Search Technologies Mine the Web More Deeply - NYTimes.com
An interesting look at the daunting task of connecting/mining the interwebs.
Search engines are starting to penetrate databases that are set up to respond to typed queries.
how to search databases, semantic sebState of the Art - Google Geniuses at Work on Free Goodies - NYTimes.com
February 25, 2009 NYT column By DAVID POGUE offers a professional tour guide to help you find the lesser-known features of various Google apps.In Love With A. Lincoln - And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com
A short illustrated essay written by Maira Kalman for NewYorkTimes.com.
Visuals are the best.The Article Search API
The New York Times Search API. Search New York Times articles from 1981 to today.
"The Times Developer Network is our API clearinghouse and community. Get the latest news about New York Times APIs, read the API documentation, browse the application gallery and connect with other developers in the forum."
The New york Time article search API (millions of articles)
API Documentation and Tools The Times Developer Network is our API clearinghouse and community. Get the latest news about New York Times APIs, read the API documentation, browse the application gallery and connect with other developers in the forum.No Snickering - That Road Sign Means Something Else - NYTimes.com
ah....the noble fourth estate!
In the scale of embarrassing place names, Crapstone ranks pretty high. But Britain is full of them. Ask the residents of Titty Ho, North Piddle, Spanker Lane or Penistone.Why Twitter Turned Down Facebook - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
Twitter will complement other forms of media, he said, the way that blogs and newspapers co-exist. “New media never kill old media,” he said. “It’s all part of an ecosystem.” Mr. Williams emphasized many times that, despite its buzz, Twitter is still a tiny, two-year-old company with just 25 employees. “It’s good that the expectations are high, but give us a minute,” he joked.
Throughout the talk, he mentioned several big projects that Twitter plans to tackle but hasn’t yet. One is moving its search function, which is hard to find, to the home page. Twitter also wants to make it easier for users to find their friends on the service, filter the people they follow and form groups so they can control which messages reach which of their followers.
potential merger of FB and twitter?Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880 - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
10 Mar 09 / NYT interactive map of immigration & foreign born in US, 1880 to 2000, by time, county, group.
Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880 - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.comBad News for Newspapers - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
a major American city could be left without a daily paper
Heavy debt has dragged several newspaper companies into bankruptcy. The industry’s dwindling revenues have forced some money-losing papers to close, and papers that are for sale are having trouble finding buyers. Experts say that before long, a major American city could be left without a daily paper. (Related Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/business/media/12papers.html)My Life With Cables - Abstract City Blog - NYTimes.com
Enjoy Christoph Niemann's whimsical illustrations and observation in the New York Times piece from Abstract City Blog.Schott's Vocab - Schott’s Vocab Blog - NYTimes.com
miscellaneous vocabularies explained in nytimes context
"Each day, Schott's Vocab explores news sites around the world to find words and phrases that encapsulate the times in which we live or shed light on a story of note."
more schott on ny timesmoritz.stefaner.eu - Elastic Lists - NYT
I can haz higher IQ?
Instead of seeing a single series of items like the one above, test-takers saw two different sequences, one of single letters and one of spatial locations.
Find N-Back test on webOp-Ed Contributor - End the University as We Know It - NYTimes.com
want to read this, but only just started it
nice op-ed on the future of the university
GRADUATE education is the Detroit of higher learning. Most graduate programs in American universities produce a product for which there is no market (candidates for teaching positions that do not exist) and develop skills for which there is diminishing demand (research in subfields within subfields and publication in journals read by no one other than a few like-minded colleagues), all at a rapidly rising cost (sometimes well over $100,000 in student loans).
If higher education is to thrive, colleges and universities, like Wall Street and Detroit, must be rigorously regulated and completely restructured.Op-Ed Contributor - End the University as We Know It - NYTimes.com
an article about graduate education in US
End the University as We Know It
I don't agree with all of his solutions, but I do agree that higher education, like much of our society, is too much about producing a product rather than about helping individuals learn, change and grow.
From New York Times
GRADUATE education is the Detroit of higher learning. Most graduate programs in American universities produce a product for which there is no market (candidates for teaching positions that do not exist) and develop skills for which there is diminishing demand (research in subfields within subfields and publication in journals read by no one other than a few like-minded colleagues), all at a rapidly rising cost (sometimes well over $100,000 in student loans).
The emphasis on narrow scholarship also encourages an educational system that has become a process of cloning. Faculty members cultivate those students whose futures they envision as identical to their own pasts, even though their tenures will stand in the way of these students having futures as full professors.
Higher education is structured in a way that encourages insular departments and hyper-specializationPrinting The NYT Costs Twice As Much As Sending Every Subscriber A Free Kindle
And dead tree editions deliverd via petrol to au sub-urbian households...
RT @guykawasaki: NYT could give every subscriber a Kindle and save money. http://adjix.com/y4t4 [from http://twitter.com/jamesvandyke/statuses/1377816533]All You Need to Know to Tweet on Twitter - NYTimes.com
May 6, 2009
Article on how to use Twitter.Times Wire - The New York Times
stream of news events from nytimes
Times Wire是纽约时报第一个使用自己的NewsWire APi制作的产品。
Live news without refreshing
A continuously updated stream of the latest stories and blog posts published by The New York Times.
Pulls together all the recent content from NYTimes.com
Times WirePoynter Online - Romenesko
For a while I have been thinking about a way to take some of the contrarian thinking that made me try The American Lawyer and Court TV way-back-when and apply it to a new business model to save the New York Times and journalism itself. There are two reasons why, beyond my love for the profession: First, about eight years ago my wife and I endowed The Yale Journalism Initiative. The program is intended to get better people to go into journalism, train them, give them a leg-up credential without establishing a "journalism" major, and then find them careers. It now features seminars, workshops, supported internships, and even a full time career counselor. I also teach one of the seminars. (Plus Floyd Abrams, Adam Liptak and I now also teach at Yale Law.) The implicit and now-traditional part of the deal is that if you do all this and become a Yale Journalism Scholar, I will also get you a job...
Steven Brill's plan to save the NYTimes. interesting, if not Brill-iant.
Brill's secret plan to save the New York Times and journalism itself
Miten lehdistö säilyy elinkelpoisena?Photojournalism - Photography, Video and Visual Journalism Archives - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com
New York Times Photography, Video and Visual Journalism Blog
Lens is the photojournalism blog of The New York Times, presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting - photographs, videos and slide shows. A showcase for Times photographers, it also seeks to highlight the best work of other newspapers, magazines and news and picture agencies; in print, in books, in galleries, in museums and on the Web.Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com
Not sure exactly what lesson tie-in I can use this for in a unit, but saving it anyway.
As the tanks neared the Beijing Hotel, the lone young man walked toward the middle of the avenue waving his jacket and shopping bag to stop the tanks. I kept shooting in anticipation of what I felt was his certain doom. But to my amazement, the lead tank stopped, then tried to move around him. But the young man cut it off again. Finally, the PSB (Public Security Bureau) grabbed him and ran away with him. Stuart and I looked at each other somewhat in disbelief at what we had just seen and photographed. I think his action captured peoples’ hearts everywhere, and when the moment came, his character defined the moment, rather than the moment defining him. He made the image. I was just one of the photographers. And I felt honored to be there.The Joy of Less - Happy Days Blog - NYTimes.com
Article on a book I'd like to read
“The beat of my heart has grown deeper, more active, and yet more peaceful, and it is as if I were all the time storing up inner riches…My [life] is one long sequence of inner miracles.”
Well written piece.
If you’re the kind of person who prefers freedom to security, who feels more comfortable in a small room than a large one and who finds that happiness comes from matching your wants to your needs, then running to stand still isn’t where your joy lies. In New York, a part of me was always somewhere else, thinking of what a simple life in Japan might be like. Now I’m there, I find that I almost never think of Rockefeller Center or Park Avenue at all.
happiness, like peace or passion, comes most freely when it isn’t pursued.How to Save Newspapers (Or, Why the NYT Should Acquire Twitter) - Umair Haque - HarvardBusiness.org
How to Save Newspapers (Or, Why the NYT Should Acquire Twitter) - Umair Haque - HarvardBusiness.org http://ow.ly/42Jn [from http://twitter.com/sasii/statuses/1625479259]
There's nothing more timely than Twitter. Twitter would provide the NYT with four key resources and capabilities.
How to Save Newspapers (Or, Why the NYT Should Acquire Twitter) - HarvardBusiness.org http://bit.ly/zmw7p What will Maureen say? [from http://twitter.com/JEBworks/statuses/1598590889]
Why the NYT Should Acquire TwitterThe Joy of Less - Happy Days Blog - NYTimes.com
The joy of less.N.Y. Times mines its data to identify words that readers find abstruse » Nieman Journalism Lab
People don't know what "louche" means?
"As you may know, highlighting a word or passage on the Times website calls up a question mark that users can click for a definition and other reference material. (Though the feature was recently improved, it remains a mild annoyance for myself and many others who nervously click and highlight text on webpages.) Anyway, it turns out the Times tracks usage of that feature, and yesterday, deputy news editor Philip Corbett, who oversees the Times style manual, offered reporters a fascinating glimpse into the 50 most frequently looked-up words on nytimes.com in 2009. We obtained the memo and accompanying chart, which offer a nice lesson in how news sites can improve their journalism by studying user behavior."
the 50 most frequently looked-up words on nytimes.com in 2009Travel Web Sites: A Click-On Showdown - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
This could come in handy for many trips!New York City Homicides Map - The New York Times
Infográfico com informações sobre assasinatos em Nova York,Is Your Ab Workout Hurting Your Back? - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
“There’s so much mythology out there about the core,” maintains Stuart McGill, a highly regarded professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo in Canada and a back-pain clinician who has been crusading against ab exercises that require hollowing your belly. “The idea has reached trainers and through them the public that the core means only the abs. There’s no science behind that idea.” (McGill’s website is backfitpro.com.)May It Please the Court - And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com
Maira Kalman of the N.Y. Times "And the Pursuit of Happiness" delivers a kind of art essay on the law and the court system. Hard to explain, but looks very cool.
Really interesting presentation of an interview with justice of the Supreme Court of the US and inspiration for feminism (and everyone, I believe)
Awesome illustrations re: the supreme court and women in US history
"And then I meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I think, move over Jane Austen as my imaginary Best Friend Forever."How to Be a Better Photographer When on Vacation - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com
Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and everyone is counting down the days until the summer trip. No matter where you’re going — the beach, the mountains, a foreign country or a town just down the road — you’ll be snapping photos.Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week? - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
Effictiveness of sprint workouts, especially in swimming. "There’s a catch, though. Those six minutes, if they’re to be effective, must hurt. “We describe it as an ‘all-out’ effort,” Gibala says. You’ll be straying “well out of your comfort zone.” That level of discomfort makes some activities better-suited to intense training than others. “We haven’t studied runners,” Gibala says. The pounding involved in repeated sprinting could lead to injuries, depending on a runner’s experience and stride mechanics. But cycling and swimming work well."
Taleb was right ahead of the curve, again...Maybe there's something to the caveman diet, too...
I'm skeptical, but it sure would be niceTime Wastes Too Fast - And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com
Superbe visite de la maison de Thmas Jefferson
Nice story of Thomas Jefferson/Montecello by Maira Kalman
beautiful and a little sad. hand-drawn and -written essay about thomas jefferson and ach wie flüchtig.Research: The Traveler’s Best Friend - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
artists illustrations from a visit to Monticello
an important piece on Thomas Jefferson
a visit to Thomas Jefferson's residence
One artist blogs about the impact visiting Monticello had on her and her impressions of Jefferson.Frugal Pleasures of Paris in Summer - NYTimes.com
A professor, university president, personal finance columnist, and economist debate...Eating to Fuel Exercise - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
A nice article that discuses food regarding exerciseTurning a Corner? - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Statistics show hope: interesting as a visualization and as a prediction that the recovery is starting. I'll schedule a check up in six months
Fantastic illustration of business cycles
Brilliant interactive graphics on the economic cycleOp-Ed Columnist - The Best Kids’ Books Ever - NYTimes.com
"Publishers and other content providers make a grave error when they ensure that legitimately purchasing their products involves more hassle and uncertainty than simply pirating them." - one of the comments. Very true.
"This morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners awoke to discover that books by a certain famous author had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. [...] apparently the publisher changed its mind about offering an electronic edition, and apparently Amazon, whose business lives and dies by publisher happiness, caved. It electronically deleted all books by this author from people’s Kindles and credited their accounts for the price. " Allein die Tatsache, dass sich Leute so eine Ausgeburt an DRM-Geschwülsten zulegen, bei der deren Anbieter sogar noch retroaktiv Zugriff auf den vermeintlich eigenen Buchbestand hat... unglaublich.
it’s like Barnes & Noble sneaking into our homes in the middle of the night, taking some books that we’ve been reading off our nightstands, and leaving us a check on the coffee table. You want to know the best part? The juicy, plump, dripping irony? The author who was the victim of this Big Brotherish plot was none other than George Orwell. And the books were “1984” and “Animal Farm.”
Amazon removed purchased e-books from Kindles when a publisher had second thoughts about online distribution.
amazon smáznul z kindle čtečky lidem zakoupené kopie orwella, protože podle nakladatele byly neautorizované, sice jim poslal peéíz ena účet, ale udělal to bez ptaní, druhej den prostě knížku ve čtečce neměli
Already, we’ve learned that they’re not really like books, in that once we’re finished reading them, we can’t resell or even donate them. But now we learn that all sales may not even be final.The Minimalist - Recipes for 101 Simple Salads for the Season - NYTimes.com
That’s the idea behind the 101 ideas found in this section. In theory, each salad takes 20 minutes or less.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22mlist.html?emTop 10 Travel Gadgets Under $50 - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
Top 10 Travel Gadgets Under $50The Curious Cook - Yogurt Begins With an Outbreak of Good Bacteria in Your Kitchen - NYTimes.com
Harold McGee's experience making homemade yogurt.How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Interactive Report which allows to filter by Age Group, Employment Status.How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
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.What If: The New New York Times
"I don’t really read the NYTImes beyond the technology section. But I’m guessing that the top performers in the news room, say the best 5%-10% of the writers and editors, produce 50% or more of the real value of the newspaper. The hungriest reporters. The best writers. The most competitive and aggressive editors."
Like everyone else I've watched the print media world fall apart over the last few years. The poster child for that industry is ...
Like everyone else I’ve watched the print media world fall apart over the last few years. The poster child for that industry is the New York Times, of course, and their many missteps in recent memory have been well chronicled. In early 2008 Marc Andreessen started a New York Times Deathwatch, and the company’s financial performance has degraded since then.How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
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How Different Groups Spend Their Day. very nicely made infographic.The New York Times envisions version 2.0 of the newspaper » Nieman Journalism Lab
Series: The New York Times R&D Lab The New York Times envisions version 2.0 of the newspaper By Zachary M. Seward / May 11 / 9 a.m. The New York Times Co.’s research and development group has some of the best views in their midtown skyscraper — 24 floors above the newsrooms, higher even than the executives’ suites. Developers in the core R&D group — with titles like “lead creative technologist” and, my favorite, “futurist-in-residence” — are charged by the brass 14 floors below them with anticipating how news will next be consumed.How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
super-interesting vizSeven Lies About Lying (Part 1) - Errol Morris Blog - NYTimes.com
Great Errol Morris series about lies and lying http://bit.ly/CgUcb [from http://twitter.com/pkedrosky/statuses/3208516239]
Errol Morris interviews Ricky Jay.Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”
Une étude montre que des élèves de 12 ans obtiennent de meilleures performance avec l'apprentissage en ligne qu'en classe.Op-Art - Smells of New York City - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Looking forward to discovering your city through a different perspective ? Why not let your nose guide you through the city ?
scents of the city
New York secretes its fullest range of smells in the summer; disgusting or enticing, delicate or overpowering, they are liberated by the heat. So one sweltering weekend, I set out to navigate the city by nose.Handwriting Tips Penmanship - NYTimes.com
nice interesting infographics that serves as illustrations to a blog post about the difficulty of sleeping at night (children involved? yes!)
The illustrations and graphs are priceless (and hilarious)!
Fantastic comic about how hard getting a good nights sleep is.What Should Colleges Teach? - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
A few years ago, when I was grading papers for a graduate literature course, I became alarmed at the inability of my students to write a clean English sentence. They could manage for about six words and then, almost invariably, the syntax (and everything else) fell apart. I became even more alarmed when I remembered that these same students were instructors in the college’s composition program. What, I wondered, could possibly be going on in their courses?
similar to a related article suggested by Carter Wiseman
stanley fishThe Referendum - Happy Days Blog - NYTimes.com
very well-written article by Tim Kreider on using alternate life paths as a way of gauging and judging the choices we have made.
Most of my married friends now have children, the rewards of which appear to be exclusively intangible and, like the mysteries of some gnostic sect, incommunicable to outsiders. In fact it seems from the outside as if these people have joined a dubious cult: they claim to be much happier and more fulfilled than ever before, even though they live in conditions of appalling filth and degradation, deprived of the most basic freedoms and dignity, and owe unquestioning obedience to a capricious and demented master.
on how people judge others out of jealousy or fear, and on the different choices we all make, and on how one choice cancels out other choices and on how that's hard. See comments for great discussion.Tracking Swine Flu Cases Worldwide - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Health officials continue to report mild cases of swine flu throughout the United States and worldwide. Among the hundreds of confirmed infections, 53 people have died, including 48 in Mexico, three in the United States, one in Canada and one in Costa Rica.When Money Buys Happiness - TierneyLab Blog - NYTimes.com
happiness most often comes from experiences...
Cars that make you happy: BMW 325, 535, M3, and X3, Audi A4, Jaguar, Mazda Miata, Subaru WRX, Toyota Matrix, Prius, and Corolla, Honda Civic.How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? - NYTimes.com
»But what’s almost certain is that economists will have to learn to live with messiness.«
It’s hard to believe now, but not long ago economists were congratulating themselves over the success of their field. Those successes — or so they believed — were both theoretical and practical, leading to a golden era for the profession.
By Paul Krugman10 Inspirational New York Times multimedia and interactive features :: 10,000 Words :: multimedia, online journalism news and reviews
<<The New York Times, often lauded as one of the greatest producers of multimedia journalism, is inspirational not just because of the dazzling technologies that it uses to bring stories to life (Flash, databases, slideshows), but because of the selected stories themselves. While it has been said before on this site that there are a great many other news services creating amazing work, the Times remains a forerunner in the marriage of technology and journalism. Here are few of the Times' most impressive recent works:>>
10 inspirational features
The New York Times, often lauded as one of the greatest producers of multimedia journalism, is inspirational not just because of the dazzling technologies that it uses to bring stories to life (Flash, databases, slideshows), but because of the selected stories themselves. While it has been said before on this site that there are a great many other news services creating amazing work, the Times remains a forerunner in the marriage of technology and journalism.Mind - How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect - NYTimes.com
this is good to hear.
When things don’t add up, the mind goes into high gear.
Studie: Absurditäten rütteln die Sinne wach.
This is really interesting.The Food Issue - Michael Pollan's Favorite Food Rules - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Michael Pollan shares 20 of his favorite food rules sent in by Times readers.
Food Rules: Your Dietary Dos and Don'tshttp://readingradar.com/
Sift through the New York Times bestseller lists and buy books.
From the New York Times Bestseller Lists
Top 10 New York Times Bestseller
Nice hack of NY Times/Amazon/YUI etc.
A mashup that combines NY Times bestseller list with title info from Amazon.com100 Hotels Under $150 - NYTimes.com
"A list of 100 hotels, culled from readers' suggestions, that represent some of the best bargains for travelers headed to one of 14 European cities in the next few months."
A list of 100 hotels, culled from readers’ suggestions, that represent some of the best bargains for travelers headed to one of 14 European cities in the next few months.One Hundred Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do (Part 1) - You’re the Boss Blog - NYTimes.com
EtiquettesThe New York Times - Innovation Portfolio
Stunning directory of NY Times visualisations
HOLY VISUALISATION BATMAN!
every NYT interactive projectOp-Ed Columnist - Genius - The Modern View - NYTimes.com
Nature vs Nurture
David Brooks on why genius is created through deliberate practice.
"The key factor separating geniuses from the merely accomplished is not a divine spark. It’s not I.Q., a generally bad predictor of success, even in realms like chess. Instead, it’s deliberate practice. Top performers spend more hours (many more hours) rigorously practicing their craft."The Jobless Rate for People Like You - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
really interesting interactive visualization of unemployment by race, gender, age, and education
Impresionante gráfica del NYTimes sobre el desempleo por grupos de población. Vía http://twitter.com/kikollan
Great infographic, great data
Unemployment rate data visualisation from NYTimes
"Not all groups have felt the recession equally."The Jobless Rate for People Like You - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Amazing chart to play around with.
Interesting dataset, but the population of all possible combinations of settings as a backdrop is a weird choice. It does make it easier to explore, but I'm not sure about it. Might be nicer to just show settings you've tried and build it up over time so it feels more like you're discovering the trends yourself? Also wish there was more granularity, but I guess you take what you can get from the labor statistics people.
Interesting graphic from the NYT. Graphs usually bore me, but this is engaging and relevant. Nice, subtle use of animation and background to add context.The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later - A Division Through Time - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
A Division Through Time
A historical look at points along the border that separated East and West Berlin from 1961 until 1989.Phys Ed: Why Doesn’t Exercise Lead to Weight Loss? - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
Well it does, just not as much as expected in the study. Key thing: Use exercise to promote your health, not for the sole aim of weight loss. Slashdot: http://tr.im/EExN
Pretty good article on diet's role in weight loss despite exercise
For some time, researchers have been finding that people who exercise don’t necessarily lose weight. A study published online in September in The British Journal of Sports Medicine was the latest to report apparently disappointing slimming results.
For some time, researchers have been finding that people who exercise dont necessarily lose weight. A study published online in September in The British Journal of Sports Medicine was the latest to report apparently disappointing slimming results. In the study, 58 obese people completed 12 weeks of supervised aerobic training without changing their diets. The group lost an average of a little more than seven pounds, and many lost barely half that.
Phys Ed: Why Doesn’t Exercise Lead to Weight Loss?New York Times - Linked Open Data
For the last 150 years, The New York Times has maintained one of the most authoritative news vocabularies ever developed. In 2009, we began to publish this vocabulary as linked open data. The Data The New York Times has published 5,000 people subject headings as linked open data under a CC BY license. We provide both RDF documents and a human-friendly HTML versions.
People subject headings for New York Times
data.nytimes.com For the last 150 years, The New York Times has maintained one of the most authoritative news vocabularies ever developed. In 2009, we began to publish this vocabulary as linked open data. The Data The New York Times has published 5,000 people subject headings as linked open data under a CC BY license. We provide both RDF documents and a human-friendly HTML versions.
The New York Times has published 5,000 people subject headings as linked open data under a CC BY license. We provide both RDF documents and a human-friendly HTML versions.
data.nytimes.com For the last 150 years, The New York Times has maintained one of the most authoritative news vocabularies ever developed. In 2009, we began to publish this vocabulary as linked open data. The Data The New York Times has published 5,000 people subject headings as linked open data under a CC BY license. We provide both RDF documents and a human-friendly HTML versions.The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later - A Division Through Time - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Excellent article/information/photographic visualization of the Berlin Wall.
Cool side-by-side comparison of Berlin then and now.
I love these types of interactive pictures. More like this please.
Slider showing before and after photographs of Berlin.Small-Business Guide - Marketing Your Business With Facebook - NYTimes.com
Lists more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. Select a destination and read articles about your destination. Find local attractions, hotels and restaurants.Phys Ed: Why Exercise Makes You Less Anxious - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
Other researchers have looked at how exercise alters the activity of dopamine, another neurotransmitter in the brain, while still others have concentrated on the antioxidant powers of moderate exercise. Anxiety in rodents and people has been linked with excessive oxidative stress, which can lead to cell death, including in the brain. Moderate exercise, though, appears to dampen the effects of oxidative stress. In an experiment led by researchers at the University of Houston and reported at the Society for Neuroscience meeting, rats whose oxidative-stress levels had been artificially increased with injections of certain chemicals were extremely anxious when faced with unfamiliar terrain during laboratory testing. But rats that had exercised, even if they had received the oxidizing chemical, were relatively nonchalant under stress. When placed in the unfamiliar space, they didn’t run for dark corners and hide, like the unexercised rats. They insouciantly explored.Bio-Diversity - Abstract City Blog - NYTimes.com
Twitter, in other words, is precisely what you want it to be. It can be a business tool, a teenage time-killer, a research assistant, a news source — whatever. There are no rules, or at least none that apply equally well to everyone. In fact, Mr. Williams said that a huge chunk of Twitter lore, etiquette and even terminology has sprouted up from Twitter users without any input from the company. For example, the people came up with the term “tweets” (what everyone calls the messages). The crowd began referring to fellow Twitterers by name like this: @pogue. Soon, that notation became a standard shorthand that the Twitter software now recognizes. The masses also came up with conventions like “RT,” meaning re-tweet — you’re passing along what someone else said on Twitter.
Notes on how to find people and things on twitterInteractive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1890 - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
See how foreign-born groups settled in your area and across the United States from 1880 to 2000.
This is really pretty cool, particularly how the trends so visibly change over time.
Select a foreign-born group to see how they settled across the United States.Times Skimmer by The New York Times
ranked according to the the recommendations of the New York Times' editorial team. rss feel interface, 8 types of layouts
Alternate way of browsing NYT content. Good use of layout and @font-face
a new application for NYTimes.com that provides online readers with the layout and experience of paging through a newspaper
"I like this new interface to the NYT online. The Times’s PR announcement describes it as more like a newspaper, but I’d say that’s true only in spirit. It’s far less cluttered than the regular Times web site layout, and it feels faster. Cutting-edge on the tech side, too: in Safari it displays headlines and sub-heads using the same fonts as the print edition, thanks to the new CSS @font-face property and TypeKit."Top 10 Travel Gadgets Under $50 - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
Gadgets can be both useful and cheap — they can help even budget travelers make the most of their adventures. Here is a list of the 10 gadgets, all under $50, that I either own or have been lusting after.
From iPods to noise-canceling headphones, from digital cameras to GPS trackers, they take up space, can consume electricity and distract us from actually enjoying the trip. Gadgets also tend to be expensive, small and easy-to-lose. But gadgets can be both useful and cheap — they can help even budget travelers make the most of their adventures. Here is a list of the 10 gadgets, all under $50, that I either own or have been lusting after.Living Stories
interesantan projekat googlea sa NYT i WP za buduci prikaz vijesti. Mislim da su interfejsi interesantni tako da bi mogli razmisliti o slicnim stvarima za ubuduce.
"The Living Stories project is an experiment in presenting news, one designed specifically for the online environment. The project was developed by Google in collaboration with two of the country's leading newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post."The Ninth Annual Year in Ideas - Magazine - NYTimes.com
Once again, The Times Magazine looks back on the past year from our favored perch: ideas. Like a magpie building its nest, we have hunted eclectically, though not without discrimination, for noteworthy notions of 2009 — the twigs and sticks and shiny paper scraps of human ingenuity, which, when collected and woven together, form a sort of cognitive shelter, in which the curious mind can incubate, hatch and feather. Unlike birds, we can also alphabetize. And so we hereby present, from A to Z, the most clever, important, silly and just plain weird innovations we carried back from all corners of the thinking world. To offer a nonalphabetical option for navigating the entries, this year we have attached tags to each item indicating subject matter. We hope you enjoy.
Die Ideen des Jahres 2009 aus den Bereichen, Kunst, Business, Kultur, Design, Gesundheit, Wissenschaft, Politik, Sport und Technologie, ausgesucht von der New York TimesThe Minimalist - Recipes for 101 Simple Salads for the Season - NYTimes.com
These summer salads minimize work at the stove and capitalize on the season, when great fruit and vegetables are plentiful.The Ninth Annual Year in Ideas - Magazine - NYTimes.com
Worth reading from A-Z.
Once again, The Times Magazine looks back on the past year from our favored perch: ideas.
las mejores ideas de '09 ordenadas alfabéticamente por NYTimesCable Freedom, Aided by a Mouse - NYTimes.com
Fun bit of work by Mr. Bilton. The writer details his technological method of disconnecting from cable's grasp.
A computer, with software upgrades and a wireless keyboard and mouse, can replace cable service.
e to be honest, this isn’t as e
solving a future problemBack to the Land - And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com
A pictorial essay about food in America.The New York Times - Times Reader 2.0
Adobe Air based news reader from the New York Times.
Welcome to the future. Your newspaper is here.
Lector online de The New York Times para Adobe AirFindings - Ear Plugs to Lasers - The Science of Concentration - NYTimes.com
How to concentrate and get rid of distractionsOp-Chart - Picturing the Past 10 Years - Graphic - NYTimes.com
One of the best, most compelling, incisive, pithy graphics I have ever seen.
Great picture chart 10 years of historyThe Inauguration. At Last. - And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com
Thank you Maira Kalman http://tinyurl.com/ceabnu [from http://twitter.com/mintonmorris/statuses/1164471814]
"The angels are singing on this glorious day."
pretty pretty.Adult Learning - Neuroscience - How to Train the Aging Brain - NYTimes.com
Recently, researchers have found even more positive news. The brain, as it traverses middle age, gets better at recognizing the central idea, the big picture. If kept in good shape, the brain can continue to build pathways that help its owner recognize patterns and, as a consequence, see significance and even solutions much faster than a young person can. The trick is finding ways to keep brain connections in good condition and to grow more of them. “The brain is plastic and continues to change, not in getting bigger but allowing for greater complexity and deeper understanding,” says Kathleen Taylor, a professor at St. Mary’s College of California, who has studied ways to teach adults effectively. “As adults we may not always learn quite as fast, but we are set up for this next developmental step.” [via xeks]
“As adults we have these well-trodden paths in our synapses,” Dr. Taylor says. “We have to crack the cognitive egg and scramble it up. And if you learn something this way, when you think of it again you’ll have an overlay of complexity you didn’t have before — and help your brain keep developing as well.”Digital Domain - What Carriers Aren’t Eager to Tell You About Texting - NYTimes.com
this article is my initial article; laying out
A better description might be “cost carriers very, very, very little to transmit.” A text message initially travels wirelessly from a handset to the closest base-station tower and is then transferred through wired links to the digital pipes of the telephone network, and then, near its destination, converted back into a wireless signal to traverse the final leg, from tower to handset. The decision could not have come from a dearth of business: the 2.5 trillion sent messages this year, the estimate of the Gartner Group, is up 32 percent from 2007. Gartner expects 3.3 trillion messages to be sent in 2009.
"text messages are not just tiny; they are also free riders, tucked into what’s called a control channel, space reserved for operation of the wireless network. That’s why a message is so limited in length: it must not exceed the length of the message used for internal communication between tower and handset to set up a call. The channel uses space whether or not a text message is inserted."
The public assumes that wireless carriers’ costs are far higher than they actually are, and profit margins are concealed by a heavy curtain.
TEXT messaging is a wonderful business to be in: about 2.5 trillion messages will have been sent from cellphones worldwide this year. The public assumes that the wireless carriers’ costs are far higher than they actually are, and profit margins are concealed by a heavy curtain.Adult Learning - Neuroscience - How to Train the Aging Brain - NYTimes.com
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Jack Mezirow, a professor emeritus at Columbia Teachers College, has proposed that adults learn best if presented with what he calls a “disorienting dilemma,” or something that “helps you critically reflect on the assumptions you’ve acquired.”
Memory tipsThe Chinese Language, Ever Evolving - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
We asked several experts to explain the roots of this shift, and how it might affect the future course of the written language.Practical Traveler - 10 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs In 2010 - NYTimes.com
tips and websites - See tips 7, 8, and 9 for hotel options Priceline.com, Hotwire.com and Lastminutetravel.com discounts if willing to pay first. To find best rate, Biddingfortravel.com and Betterbidding.com provide advice and tips from travelers on how to navigate the system. Getaroom.com tells the hotel and price before booking, even lower rate through call center if willing to pay for the room before finding out. Rentals: Homeaway.com, Zonder.com and Rentalo.com. Some specialize in specific regions like Rentvillas.com for Europe or Wimco.com for the Caribbean. 6 to 12 % fee, AirBnB.com connects budget travelers with locals. It's a cross between CouchSurfing.com and vacation rentals section of CraigslistWhy Twitter Will Endure - NYTimes.com
Really liked this. There's a lot more going than most realize.
"Not that long ago, I was at a conference at Yale and looked at the sea of open laptops in the seats in front of me. So why wasn’t my laptop open? Because I follow people on Twitter who serve as my Web-crawling proxies, each of them tweeting links that I could examine and read on a Blackberry. Regardless of where I am, I surf far less than I used to."
Like many newbies on Twitter, I vastly overestimated the importance of broadcasting on Twitter and after a while, I realized that I was not Moses and neither Twitter nor its users were wondering what I thought. Nearly a year in, I’ve come to understand that the real value of the service is listening to a wired collective voice.
I can remember when I first thought seriously about Twitter. Last March, I was at the SXSW conference, a conclave in Austin, Tex., where technology, media and music are mashed up and re-imagined, and, not so coincidentally, where Twitter first rolled out in 2007. As someone who was oversubscribed on Facebook, overwhelmed by the computer-generated RSS feeds of news that came flying at me, and swamped by incoming e-mail messages, the last thing I wanted was one more Web-borne intrusion into my life.
article on twitter
So you’re drowning in a sea of information. Perhaps the answer is more information.Packing the Right Credit Card - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
Tips on credit cards AND travel insurance
Suggests getting a Capital One card.
But why pay any fees at all? To keep from handing banks money unnecessarily (isn’t the bailout enough?), I also keep a money market account at Capital One Direct Banking, which charges nothing (and earns me No Hassle rewards points). I linked this Capital One online account to transfer money regularly from my Bank of America account. The transfers can take awhile — up to a week — so I always make sure to get that under way well in advance.
vA Peek Into Netflix Queues - NYTimes.com
visualisation of rentals of films from netflix. be nice to correlate this to income levels and general demographic data
Examine maps of Netflix rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities across the nation.A Peek Into Netflix Queues - NYTimes.com
Examine maps of Netflix rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities across the nation.
Visual depiction of datamining Netflix queues by New York City districts.
#infografico Os filmes mais alugados na Netflix de acordo com o CEP em 12 cidades dos EUA http://bit.ly/6yQ7LD /by NYTimes.com
Netflix queues by location. Interesting, although only for certain areas (I find it cool cause I can look around Seattle).The 31 Places to Go in 2010 - NYTimes.com
It listed Nepal is an probable place to visitFrugal Portland - NYTimes.com
The New York Times took on Portland on a budget and discovered all sort of local favorites and that the city is very affordable.The Children of Cyberspace: Old Fogies by Their 20s - NYTimes.com
My daughter’s worldview and life will be shaped in very deliberate ways by technologies like the Kindle and the new magical high-tech gadgets coming out this year — Google’s Nexus One phone and Apple’s impending tablet among them. She’ll know nothing other than a world with digital books, Skype video chats with faraway relatives, and toddler-friendly video games on the iPhone. She’ll see the world a lot differently from her parents.
“People two, three or four years apart are having completely different experiences with technology,” said Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. “College students scratch their heads at what their high school siblings are doing, and they scratch their heads at their younger siblings. It has sped up generational differences.”The Americanization of Mental Illness - NYTimes.com
In any given era, those who minister to the mentally ill — doctors or shamans or priests — inadvertently help to select which symptoms will be recognized as legitimate. Because the troubled mind has been influenced by healers of diverse religious and scientific persuasions, the forms of madness from one place and time often look remarkably different from the forms of madness in another.
from a book on the same topic, describes how the "symptom repertoire" of mental illness is becoming standardized around the world, which is quite different from times past. "we’ve been changing not only the treatments but also the expression of mental illness in other cultures. Indeed, a handful of mental-health disorders — depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anorexia among them — now appear to be spreading across cultures with the speed of contagious diseases. These symptom clusters are becoming the lingua franca of human suffering, replacing indigenous forms of mental illness."The 10 Best American Movies - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
r La Motta, rage is the defau
shane + groundhog day...
I'm intrigued by these choices from Stanley Fish, mostly because the only one I've seen is Vertigo.New York Times Ready to Charge Online Readers -- Daily Intel
NYT’s Tom Friedman says it best: “At some point we gotta charge for our product.”
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El NYT, a punto de implantar un modelo de pago en la web.
New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website, according to people familiar with internal deliberations. After a year of sometimes fraught debate inside the paper, the choice for some time has been between a Wall Street Journal-type pay wall and the metered system adopted by the Financial Times, in which readers can sample a certain number of free articles before being asked to subscribe. The Times seems to have settled on the metered system.The 31 Places to Go in 2010 - NYTimes.com
travelFrugal Portland - NYTimes.com
In this beguiling Pacific Northwest city of artisanal cafes, offbeat museums, funky neighborhoods and food carts from every corner of the world, the good life comes cheap.The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now - NYTimes.com
In December, Facebook made a series of bold and controversial changes regarding the nature of its users' privacy on the social networking site. The company once known for protecting privacy to the point of exclusivity (it began its days as a network for college kids only - no one else even had access), now seemingly wants to compete with more open social networks like the microblogging media darling Twitter.If Your Kids Are Awake, They’re Probably Online - NYTimes.com
Teens and media use.The 10-Ingredient Shopping Trip - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
a five-day menu using ten ingredients, by Mark Bittman
see bottom of articleFrom Fish to Infinity - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
A debut column on math features an introduction to numbers, from upsides (they're efficient) to down (they're ethereal).
I’ll be writing about the elements of mathematics, from pre-school to grad school, for anyone out there who’d like to have a second chance at the subject — but this time from an adult perspective. It’s not intended to be remedial. The goal is to give you a better feeling for what math is all about and why it’s so enthralling to those who get it.STEVEN STROGATZ - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
At Google’s 10th anniversary of Blogger event on Tuesday, I was surprised how many of the blogging experts in the room were unaware of the broad and deep adoption of blogging tools at The New York Times, one of my several freelance employers. So with the help of the Times’ Technology section editor, Damon Darlin, I whipped up an insidery look at how the NYT uses WordPress to crank out hundreds of posts per day.
In many ways, the Times’ blogs are no different from anyone else’s. But there’s one organizational trick they employ very effectively: Division of Labor. Times bloggers don’t work on their own. They don’t handle every aspect of their blogs. Who does what is divided up to bring specific expertise to bear on different parts of each post. The result is I can crank out more posts, and those posts are better overall, than if we writers did everything ourselves. I know, not everyone wants to have other people involved in their blogging. But there’s a reason people work in teams.Op-Ed Contributor - Microsoft’s Creative Destruction - NYTimes.com
via http://slashdot.org/story/10/02/04/210238/How-Infighting-Hampers-Innovation-At-Microsoft + http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/ay7zf/microsofts_creative_destruction_by_former_vp_dick/
"Some people take joy in Microsoft’s struggles, as the popular view in recent years paints the company as an unrepentant intentional monopolist. Good riddance if it fails. But those of us who worked there know it differently. At worst, you can say it’s a highly repentant, largely accidental monopolist. It employs thousands of the smartest, most capable engineers in the world. More than any other firm, it made using computers both ubiquitous and affordable. Microsoft’s Windows operating system and Office applications suite still utterly rule their markets."
AS they marvel at Apple’s new iPad tablet computer, the technorati seem to be focusing on where this leaves Amazon’s popular e-book business. But the much more important question is why Microsoft, America’s most famous and prosperous technology company, no longer brings us the future, whether it’s tablet computers like the iPad, e-books like Amazon’s Kindle, smartphones like the BlackBerry and iPhone, search engines like Google, digital music systems like iPod and iTunes or popular Web services like Facebook and Twitter.
Microsoft never developed a true system for innovation.
Microsoft no longer brings us the future.
By DICK BRASS Published: February 4, 2010 Why Microsoft, America’s most famous and prosperous technology company, has failed to bring us the future.The 44 Places to Go in 2009 - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
New York Time's selection of the 44 Places you Must go in 2009.
From the Aegean Sea to Zambia, this year’s most compelling destinations are awash in sublime landscapes, cutting-edge art, gala music festivals, and stylish new resorts.
Places to go.
I love this list - although some of my favorite places aren't on it.State of the Art - Twitter Is What You Make It - NYTimes.com
No e-mail message, phone call or Web site could have achieved the same effect.... Most people are supportive and happy to help you out. There is, however, such a thing as Twitter snobbery. Twitter, in other words, is precisely what you want it to be.Obama’s 2011 Budget Proposal: How It’s Spent - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Rectangles in the chart are sized according to the amount of spending for that category. Color shows the change in spending from 2010.
President Obama's proposal for the 2011 budget.
Nice graphical representation of Obama's 2011 budget proposal, and how the budget changes from 2010.
Beautiful infographic.IPhone Apps to Bring Some Order to Your Life - NYTimes.com
Beitrag aus der NYT über iPhone-AppsFindings - People Share News Online That Inspires Awe, Researchers Find - NYTimes.com
email use primarily for positive and intelligent sharing
But it turns out that readers have more exalted tastes, according to the Penn researchers, Jonah Berger and Katherine A. Milkman. People preferred e-mailing articles with positive rather than negative themes, and they liked to send long articles on intellectually challenging topics. Perhaps most of all, readers wanted to share articles that inspired awe, an emotion that the researchers investigated after noticing how many science articles made the list. In general, they found, 20 percent of articles that appeared on the Times home page made the list, but the rate rose to 30 percent for science articles, including ones with headlines like “The Promise and Power of RNA.” (I swear, the science staff did nothing to instigate this study, but we definitely don’t mind publicizing the results.)
readers wanted to share articles that inspired awe, an emotion that the researchers investigated after noticing how many science articles made the list. In general, they found, 20 percent of articles that appeared on the Times home page made the list, but the rate rose to 30 percent for science articles ... two criteria for an awe-inspiring story: Its scale is large, and it requires “mental accommodation” by forcing the reader to view the world in a different way. “It involves the opening and broadening of the mind,” people who share this kind of article [are] seeking emotional communion, Dr. Berger said. “Emotion in general leads to transmission, and awe is quite a strong emotion,” he said. “If I’ve just read this story that changes the way I understand the world and myself, I want to talk to others about what it means. I want to proselytize and share the feeling of awe. If you read the article and feel the same emotion, it will bring us closer together.”
Sociologists have developed elaborate theories of who spreads gossip and news — who tells whom, who matters most in social networks — but they’ve had less success measuring what kind of information travels fastest. Do people prefer to spread good news or bad news? Would we rather scandalize or enlighten? Which stories do social creatures want to share, and why?
the spread of articles/content online...leading the way: awe!Food, Glorious Food Myths - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
"One big myth is that fruit juice is a healthy part of our diet. Wrong. Drinking a glass of fruit juice a day — which is the equivalent of one soft drink of 110 to 180 calories — has been linked in the U.S., Australia and Spain to increased calorie intake and higher risks of diabetes and heart disease. Eating a piece of fruit provides vitamins, fiber and, best of all, tends to reduce intake of other food. Most fruit juices are just sugary beverages, providing extra calories — all from refined carbohydrates — without sating appetite. ... The added calories can contribute to weight gain and increased risk of both diabetes and heart disease."
Fruit juices aren’t nearly as healthy for you as you think..
From the Room for Debate Blog, debonking some food myths!How The Times' Home Page Gets Made | The New York Observer
Times deputy managing editor Jonathan Landman still considers the front page of the printed newspaper a sacred space, a place where editors and reporters display their best work and uphold the tradition of The Times’ quality reporting.
By most counts, New York Times deputy managing editor Jonathan Landman still considers the front page of the printed newspaper a sacred space, a place where editors and reporters display their best work and uphold the tradition of The Times’ quality reporting. “The front page is still a front page; there’s still six stories there, and they are what they are,” Mr. Landman told The Observer. “They occupy the same positions that they always have. If they are influential or not influential, it’s for the same reasons, right?”NYTimes Exposes 2.8 Million Articles in New API - ReadWriteWeb
The New York Times did just that this afternoon when it announced that it has released a new Application Programming Interface (API) offering every article the paper has written since 1981, 2.8 million articles. The API includes 28 searchable fields and updated content every hour.
The New York Times announced that it has released a new Application Programming Interface (API) offering every article the paper has written since 1981, 2.8 million articles. The API includes 28 searchable fields and updated content every hour.Findings - Ear Plugs to Lasers - The Science of Concentration - NYTimes.com
Review of "Rapt" by Winifred Gallagher -- focuses on the culture of distraction
For the focused life, forget multitasking and try meditating.
The book’s theme, which Ms. Gallagher chose after she learned she had an especially nasty form of cancer, is borrowed from the psychologist William James: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”Pogue’s Productivity Secrets Revealed - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com
Up-to-DateTimes Widgets - Build Your Own Times Widget - The New York Times
Sección de widgets para permitir que otras páginas distribuyan sus contenidosThe Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla - Dick Cavett Blog - NYTimes.com
November 14, 2008, 10:00 pm The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla Electronic devices dislike me. There is never a day when something isn’t ailing. Three out of these five implements — answering machine, fax machine, printer, phone and electric can-opener — all dropped dead on me in the past few days. Now something has gone wrong with all three television sets. They will only get Sarah Palin. I can play a kind of Alaskan roulette. Any random channel clicked on by the remote brings up that eager face, with its continuing assaults on the English Lang.
Now something has gone wrong with all three television sets. They will get only Sarah Palin. I can play a kind of Alaskan roulette. Any random channel clicked on by the remote brings up that eager face, with its continuing assaults on the English Lang.Phys Ed: Can Running Actually Help Your Knees? - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
Shit, i guess i _have_ to do the c25k now.
Phys Ed: Can Running Actually Help Your Knees?Op-Ed Contributors - The End of the Financial World as We Know It - NYTimes.com
The Wallstreet mindset that allowed the Madoff scandal to happen, and how to fix it.
Required reading, Part I.
OUR financial catastrophe, like Bernard Madoff’s pyramid scheme, required all sorts of important, plugged-in people to sacrifice our collective long-term interests for short-term gain. The pressure to do this in today’s financial markets is immense... The tyranny of the short term has extended itself with frightening ease into the entities that were meant to, one way or another, discipline Wall Street, and force it to consider its enlightened self-interest.
** Posted using Viigo: Mobile RSS, Sports, Current Events and more **Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages - Video Feature - NYTimes.com
Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936.
Pictograms design through the ages.
a história dos pictogramas nas OlimpíadasDepression’s Upside - NYTimes.com
finally they take a step or two towards the truth
So this freaking article has been showing up all over delicious for weeks, and I didn't save it when I read it, but since it's everywhere I'd like to officially say: NO. WHETHER OR NOT IT IS AN EVOLUTIONARY ADVANTAGE, RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO REASON TO GO THROUGH LIFE MISERABLE, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOUR PROBLEM-SOLVING OR WHATEVER IS IMPROVED. NO NO NO. Unless the *fate of the entire human population rests in your hands*, you should NOT STAY MISERABLE.
The persistence of this affliction — and the fact that it seemed to be heritable — posed a serious challenge to Darwin’s new evolutionary theory. If depression was a disorder, then evolution had made a tragic mistake, allowing an illness that impedes reproduction — it leads people to stop having sex and consider suicide — to spread throughout the population. For some unknown reason, the modern human mind is tilted toward sadness and, as we’ve now come to think, needs drugs to rescue itself.
While there has been endless speculation about Darwin’s mysterious ailment — his symptoms have been attributed to everything from lactose intolerance to Chagas disease — Darwin himself was most troubled by his recurring mental problems. His depression left him “not able to do anything one day out of three,” choking on his “bitter mortification.” He despaired of the weakness of mind that ran in his family. “The ‘race is for the strong,’ ” Darwin wrote. “I shall probably do little more but be content to admire the strides others made in Science.”Stand Up While You Read This! - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
Your chair is your enemy. It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.
Conversely, a study of people who sit for many hours found that those who took frequent small breaks — standing up to stretch or walk down the corridor — had smaller waists and better profiles for sugar and fat metabolism than those who did their sitting in long, uninterrupted chunks.
Man, I need to try a standing deskGetting the Most Out of Twitter, No Posting Necessary - NYTimes.com
"The truth is, you don’t have to post a message to get the most out of Twitter. At its best, the social medium is a perpetual, personalized news service about topics of your choosing — whether health care reform, tech news or the latest episode of “Gossip Girl” — filtered and served to you by people who care a lot about what you care a lot about. Even the most prolific users say Twitter has become more useful as a way to tap in to the discussions of the day than to broadcast their own thoughts. And once you get pulled in, you might just find you have something to say after all. Biz Stone, Twitter’s co-founder, suggests that naysayers simply log on to Twitter’s home page and search for a topic they are interested in, whether it’s their favorite sports team, the name of their company or a topic in the news. Within a minute, they understand the appeal, he said." [continues with more suggestions]
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2010%2F03%2F04%2Ftechnology%2F04basics.htmlOp-Ed Contributor - End the University as We Know It - NYTimes.com
The dirty secret of higher education is that without underpaid graduate students to help in laboratories and with teaching, universities couldn’t conduct research or even instruct their growing undergraduate populations. That’s one of the main reasons we still encourage people to enroll in doctoral programs. It is simply cheaper to provide graduate students with modest stipends and adjuncts with as little as $5,000 a course — with no benefits — than it is to hire full-time professors. In other words, young people enroll in graduate programs, work hard for subsistence pay and assume huge debt burdens, all because of the illusory promise of faculty appointments. But their economical presence, coupled with the intransigence of tenure, ensures that there will always be too many candidates for too few openings.
Our graduate system has been in crisis for decades, and the seeds of this crisis go as far back as the formation of modern universities. Kant wrote that universities should “handle the entire content of learning by mass production, so to speak, by a division of labor, so that for every branch of the sciences there would be a public teacher or professor appointed as its trustee.” Unfortunately this mass-production university model has led to separation where there ought to be collaboration and to ever-increasing specialization.
Research and publication has become more and more about less and less. Each academic becomes the trustee not of a branch of the sciences, but of limited knowledge that all too often is irrelevant for genuinely important problems. The emphasis on narrow scholarship also encourages faculty members to cultivate those students whose futures they envision as identical to their own pasts, even though their tenures will stand in the way of these students having futures as full professors.Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com
This is awzzzzom
Lemov himself pushed for data-driven programs that would diagnose individual students’ strengths and weaknesses. But as he went from school to school that winter, he was getting the sinking feeling that there was something deeper he wasn’t reaching. On that particular day, he made a depressing visit to a school in Syracuse, N.Y., that was like so many he’d seen before: “a dispiriting exercise in good people failing,” as he described it to me recently. Sometimes Lemov could diagnose problems as soon as he walked in the door. But not here. Student test scores had dipped so low that administrators worried the state might close down the school. But the teachers seemed to care about their students.
There are more than three million teachers in the United States, and Doug Lemov is trying to prove that he can teach them to be better.CONGRESS PASSES WIDE-RANGING BILL EASING BANK LAWS - The New York Times
this is the "shotgun over the mantle" of the financial debacle we are living through -- those few with a sense of history or drama KNEW it would be fired before the play ends... and here we are
news of the repeal of the steal-glass act
The decision to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 provoked dire warnings from a handful of dissenters that the deregulation of Wall Street would someday wreak havoc on the nation's financial system. -- boy did it ever!
Ground zero for the financial crisis. 1999.How to Fix Bad Ankles - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
How to Fix Bad Ankles
It's all about balance.On Location - One Room Configured 24 Ways - NYTimes.com
"This room — the “maximum kitchen,” he calls it — and the “video game room” he was sitting in minutes before are just 2 of at least 24 different layouts that Mr. Chang, an architect, can impose on his 344-square-foot apartment, which he renovated last year. What appears to be an open-plan studio actually contains many rooms, because of sliding wall units, fold-down tables and chairs, and the habitual kinesis of a resident in a small space. As Mr. Chang put it, “I glide around.”"
Gary Chang's transforming apartment in Hong Kong
How to use minimal apartment space to best effect
Really awesome creative use of a very small space.
would love to see a video of this
A tiny Hong Kong apartment is a model of flexible living, featuring sliding wall units and fold-down tables and chairs.Magazine Preview - Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com
Needed to have a nap but read that article about "building a teacher" instead. Long yet int'resting ! http://tinyurl.com/education-rules
The quest for the special elements that make great teachers great and how to give that to everyone else.
behaviors of successful teaching36 Hours in San Francisco’s Mission District - NYTimes.com
NYTimes -- 36 Hours in San Francisco’s Mission District
a bright corner cafe run partly by Mission High School students that sells scrumptious treats in collaboration with Pie Ranch, a nonprofit farm where teenagers learn about sustainable agricultureThe No-Stats All-Star - NYTimes.com
[[* Player 2.0, uses stats to guide play; problem of selfishness in basketball v baseball *]]
Fantastic story featuring an underdog bball star, advanced data analysis and great questions about whether our sports statistics really measure greatness.How the Health Care Overhaul Could Affect You - Graphic - NYTimes.com
What is neoliberalism, and what's it done to our universities?
Short-term transactions-for-profit replace long-term planning designed to produce a more just and equitable society. Everyone is always running around doing and acquiring things, but the things done and acquired provide only momentary and empty pleasures (shopping, trophy houses, designer clothing and jewelry), which in the end amount to nothing. Neoliberalism, David Harvey explains, delivers a “world of pseudo-satisfactions that is superficially exciting but hollow at its core.” (”A Brief History of Neoliberalism.”)
a good description of commodity-based thinking
As Ronald Coase put it in his classic article, “The Problem of Social Cost” (Journal of Law and Economics, 1960): “The question to be decided is: is the value of the fish lost greater or less than the value of the product which the contamination of the stream makes possible?” If the answer is more value would be lost if my factory were closed, then the principle of the maximization of wealth and efficiency directs us to a negotiated solution: you allow my factory to continue to pollute your stream and I will compensate you or underwrite the costs of your moving the stream elsewhere on your property, provided of course that the price I pay for the right to pollute is not greater than the value produced by my being permitted to continue.
Well defined article analyzing the disjointed humanism taught at institutes of higher education. NeoLiberalism.So Moved - And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com
Titled "The Future of Reading" this article is not pertinent to our future, but to our now. Many of the ideas that this librarian incorporates into her multimedia lessons are only a start in terms of what we owe our students.
The changing role of the school librarian as educator in how to access, process and analyse information.
The Future of Reading In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update By MOTOKO RICH Published: February 16, 2009 School librarians are increasingly teaching digital skills, but they often become the first casualties of budget crunches.
NY Times article on School Librarians featuring NYC SLMS Stephanie Rosalia.
Stephanie Rice on "the future ofreading: in web age, library job gets update" Stephanie Rosaila
This is the third in a series of articles looking at how the Internet and other technologies are changing the way people read. Previous articles examined the debate over the value of reading on the Internet versus reading in print and how educators are using video games as bait to lure children to read.
In Web Age, Library Job Gets UpdateGermany Imagines Suburbs Without Cars - NYTimes.com
An article about Vauban, Germany from the NY Times
New York Times article discusses car-free suburb in Vauban, Germany, and other car-reduced developments in other country.
Car-free town in GermanyThe Future of Reading - In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update - Series - NYTimes.com
School librarians still fight the impression that they play a tangential role. Ms. Rosalia frequently has her lessons canceled at the last minute as classroom teachers scramble to fit in more standardized test preparation. Half a fifth-grade class left in the middle of a recent session on Web site evaluation because the children were performing in a talent show.
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The Digital Librarian This is the third in a series of articles looking at how the Internet and other technologies are changing the way people read.
In web age, library job gets update - article/video on librarian, Stephanie Roasalia
Good article for students in LIS 406
Future of librarianship
An article examining the changing role of the librarian in supporting digital literacyDo We Need a New Internet? - NYTimes.com
There is a growing belief among engineers and security experts that Internet security and privacy have become so maddeningly elusive that the only way to fix the problem is to start over. What a new Internet might look like is still widely debated, but one alternative would, in effect, create a “gated community” where users would give up their anonymity and certain freedoms in return for safety.
Problems with privacy are making experts to think about a new inertenet. Question to the class: Is it possible?
"there is a growing belief among engineers and security experts that Internet security and privacy have become so maddeningly elusive that the only way to fix the problem is to start over.""A more secure network is one that would almost certainly offer less anonymity and privacy."
"What a new Internet might look like is still widely debated, but one alternative would, in effect, create a “gated community” where users would give up their anonymity and certain freedoms in return for safety. Today that is already the case for many corporate and government Internet users. As a new and more secure network becomes widely adopted, the current Internet might end up as the bad neighborhood of cyberspace. You would enter at your own risk and keep an eye over your shoulder while you were there"Do We Need a New Internet? - NYTimes.com
Do We Need a New Internet?
Do We Need a New Internet? http://tinyurl.com/cdgwv4 via NYT [from http://twitter.com/bibliothekarin/statuses/1218288148]God Talk - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
stanley fish's favorites. great set of classics. re-live your introduction to film class here.
Stuff to netflix in the New Year. Along with the Wire, Season 2 of Mad Men, Going Home, and Thunder Road.10 Simple Google Search Tricks - NYTimes.com
10 Simple Google Search Tricks http://nyti.ms/cNQ0xO /via @DesignerDepot10 Simple Google Search Tricks - NYTimes.com
These pages are saved from the Delicious website.
I'm always amazed that more people don't know the little tricks you can use to get more out of a simple Google search. Here areWhy Newspapers Can’t Be Saved, but the News Can - The Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
RT @hemartin: RT @zweinullweb: Why Newspapers Can’t Be Saved, but the News Can http://nyti.ms/drs1aH no need to save News, they keep coming
RT @zweinullweb: Why Newspapers Can’t Be Saved, but the News Can http://nyti.ms/drs1aH Haha, no need to save News, they keep coming ...
Now that newspapers are staring to drop dead, the survivors are rapidly shuffling through these ideas again, desperate to stop the bleeding, "demanding to know 'If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?'"Exit Polls - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times
Presidential Elections - [Exit Poll Data][Say Goodbye to BlackBerry? If Obama Has to, Yes He Can - NYTimes.com
Security concerns and record-keeping laws mean that Barack Obama is unlikely to become the first e-mailing president.
Obama may need to give up his BlackBerry to become president.
"For years, like legions of other professionals, Mr. Obama has been all but addicted to his BlackBerry. The device has rarely been far from his side — on most days, it was fastened to his belt — to provide a singular conduit to the outside world as the bubble around him grew tighter and tighter throughout his campaign."
Given how important it is for him to get unfiltered information from as many sources as possible, he will miss the freedom of emailDesigning Through a Depression - Allison Arieff Blog - NYTimes.com
more on luxury or dearth of its necessity
Addressing other nations at the G-20 last Wednesday, President Obama suggested that the United States was unlikely to return to its role as a “voracious consumer market.” If Obama’s right — and the experience of Japan, post-recession, suggests he may well be — what might that mean for design?Op-Ed Columnist - Aaron Sorkin Conjures a Meeting of Obama and Bartlet - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com
Probably the defining moment in Sen Obama's campaign ... meeting Jed Bartlet!
"The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it."
Saw this all over the place during the campaign, loved it then, and finally found it online ^_^Battle Plans for Newspapers - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
while the top income-tax rate in the United States is 35 percent, the numbers are a bit misleading. “People coming from the U.S. to the Netherlands focus on that difference, and on that 52 percent,” said Constanze Woelfle, an American accountant based in the Netherlands whose clients are mostly American expats. “But consider that the Dutch rate includes social security, which in the U.S. is an additional 6.2 percent. Then in the U.S. you have state and local taxes, and much higher real estate taxes. If you were to add all those up, you would get close to the 52 percent.”
29 Apr 09 /
Free Loading Free Lance writer extols the collective virtues of the Dutch.
For 18 months now I’ve been playing the part of the American in Holland, alternately settling into or bristling against the European way of life. Many of the features of that life are enriching. History echoes from every edifice as you move through your day. The bicycle is not a means of recreation but a genuine form of transportation. A nearby movie house sells not popcorn but demitasses of espresso and glasses of Dutch gin from behind a wood-paneled bar, which somehow makes you feel sane and adult and enfolded in civilization. Then there are the features of European life that grate on an American sensibility, like the three-inch leeway that drivers deign to grant you on the highway, or the cling film you get from the supermarket, which clings only to itself. But such annoyances pale in comparison to one other. For the first few months I was haunted by a number: 52. It reverberated in my head; I felt myself a prisoner trying to escape its bars. For it represents the rate at whichBehind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com
Four versions of the iconic photo, with recollections by the photographers.
Few images are more recognizable or more evocative. Known simply as “tank man,” it is one of the most famous photographs in recent history.
tank man of Tiananmen squareFirst Presidential Debate - McCain and Obama - Video and Transcript - Election Guide 2008 - The New York Times - Election Guide 2008 - The New York Times
Transcript scrolls with video.
which allowed users to watch the 2008 Presidential debates and speeches on demand;
Interactive video and transcript of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama debating in Oxford, Miss., on Sept. 26.
watchLiberal Pranksters Hand Out Times Spoof - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com
In an elaborate hoax, pranksters distributed thousands of free copies of a spoof edition of The New York Times on Wednesday morning at busy subway stations around the city, including Grand Central Terminal, Washington and Union Squares, the 14th and 23rd Street stations along Eighth Avenue, and Pacific Street in Brooklyn, among others.
Liberal Pranksters Hand Out Times Spoof
and another one
spoof paper with accompanying spoof site of the Times' real site. Good demo for the concept of online hoaxes and how they are made to look like the real site
The Yes Men strike again!The Last Professor - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
<<higher education, properly understood, is distinguished by the absence of a direct and designed relationship between its activities and measurable effects in the world.>>
"Except in a few private wealthy universities, the splendid and supported irrelevance of humanist inquiry for its own sake is already a thing of the past."Op-Ed Columnist - The Inflection Is Near? - NYTimes.com
Let’s today step out of the normal boundaries of analysis of our economic crisis and ask a radical question: What if the crisis of 2008 represents something much more fundamental than a deep recession? What if it’s telling us that the whole growth model we created over the last 50 years is simply unsustainable economically and ecologically and that 2008 was when we hit the wall — when Mother Nature and the market both said: “No more.”
Friedman, Thomas L.. The Inflection Is Near?." New York Times 07 March 2009.
We must have growth, but we must grow in a different way. For starters, economies need to transition to the concept of net-zero, whereby buildings, cars, factories and homes are designed not only to generate as much energy as they use but to be infinitely recyclable in as many parts as possible. Let’s grow by creating flows rather than plundering more stocks.
“We created a way of raising standards of living that we can’t possibly pass on to our children,” said Joe Romm, a physicist and climate expert who writes the indispensable blog climateprogress.org. We have been getting rich by depleting all our natural stocks — water, hydrocarbons, forests, rivers, fish and arable land — and not by generating renewable flows. “You can get this burst of wealth that we have created from this rapacious behavior,” added Romm. “But it has to collapse, unless adults stand up and say, ‘This is a Ponzi scheme. We have not generated real wealth, and we are destroying a livable climate ...’ Real wealth is something you can pass on in a way that others can enjoy.”
m the things I’ve made for them,” Chen said. “And I also hear that, when they no longer want an item, they simply
The Inflection Is Near? By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Sometimes the satirical newspaper The Onion is so right on, I can’t resist quoting from it.
Freidman,No Snickering - That Road Sign Means Something Else - NYTimes.com
In the scale of embarrassing place names, Crapstone ranks pretty high. But Britain is full of them. Some are mostly amusing, like Ugley, Essex; East Breast, in western Scotland; North Piddle, in Worcestershire; and Spanker Lane, in Derbyshire.
“‘I say, “It’s spelled ‘crap,’ as in crap,”’ said Mr. Pearce, 61, who has lived in Crapstone, a one-shop country village in Devon, for decades.”
In the scale of embarrassing place names, Crapstone ranks pretty high. But Britain is full of them. Ask the residents of Titty Ho, North Piddle, Spanker Lane or Penistone.
Penistone...Tumbledown Dick Road in Oxfordshire...Crapstone. You gotta love the brits.End Times | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
Böse böse ... böseböse ...
"Jason Jones visits the the New York Times' offices to find out why the last of a dying breed prefers aged news to real news. "
The Daily Show's segment on the decline of the New York Times ("reporting the news, making stuff up, getting us into war") is fantastic - and reaches its peak when Jason Jones asks an editor to describe the appeal of "aged news," and when the editor asks him to explain, he challenges the editor to find a single thing in the paper that happened that day.
»What, a landline phone?«New York Times Considers Two Plans to Charge for Content on the Web | The New York Observer
We'll see how long that lasts.
New York Times is thinking about two plans to charge of their online content: a "meter system" or a "membership" system. Decision probably will made end of June 2009.
Reports are The New York Times is considering two different ways to charge for online contentI Hope So Too - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
cool way to do man on the street type feature
Interactive Vox Pop. Fantastic.
multimedia example -- interactive audio and photo -- ordinary citizens expressing their hopes for President Obama.
The Times asked more than 200 people to share their hopes for the Obama administration. Readers are invited to vote on favorites. avec intégration témoignages audio des interrogées qd ds mot.
What are your hopes for the Obama administration? The New York Times asked more than 200 people in 14 states (half red, half blue) to identify their greatest hopes for what Barack Obama might accomplish during his time as president. We grouped their responses into the 29 “hopes” below. Their answers do not represent any kind of scientific sample — they come from people who shared their thoughts outside supermarkets, at parks, in restaurants. We grouped their responses into the 29 “hopes” below. Click on each speech bubble to hear their voices, and then choose the hopes you agree with by clicking on “I Hope So, Too.” Use the tabs to see which hopes are the most popular. If your hope is not represented below, tell everyone about it by including it in the comment section.What Happy People Don’t Do - NYTimes.com
They enjoy TV, but watch it a lot less!
Happy people spend a lot of time socializing, going to church and reading newspapers — but they don’t spend a lot of time watching television, a new study finds.
via Lifehacker. "But the researchers could not tell whether unhappy people watch more television or whether being glued to the set is what makes people unhappy."How This Bear Market Compares - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
"In the first year of the current bear market, the market has fallen more steeply than it did during the first years of Great Depression's bear markets. After adjusting for inflation, stocks are more than 40 percent lower than they were at their 2007 high (and more than 50 percent lower than their 2000 high)."NYTimes Appoints First Social Media Editor
The New York Times hires Jennifer Preston as its first social media editor.
RT @davewiner: NYTimes Appoints First Social Media Editor. http://tr.im/mscX [from http://twitter.com/writelife/statuses/1925869553]
NY Times appoints 1ST Social Media Editor (YET NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT HER) http://bit.ly/lCnPr VIA @jakrose [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1926725588]
RT @mattsingley: NYTimes has hired a Social Media Editor. That's a big move for SMO http://bit.ly/dVb4o [from http://twitter.com/ErikNYC/statuses/1928717412]
RT @lebrun @jowyang: Mainstream Media Gets More Social: NYT appoints social media editor http://bit.ly/zDxlB [from http://twitter.com/axbom/statuses/1933777521]
"Jennifer Preston has been appointed the first Social Media Editor of the New York Times. ... Little is known about Preston's personal use of social media, she's either using aliases or is remarkably quiet around the web, and details are still forthcoming about the new position she'll fill."10 Days In a Carry-On - Slide Show - NYTimes.com
RT @clembastow: How to pack for a 10-day trip using only a carry-on suitcase: http://u.nu/6jdg9
Heather Poole, a flight attendant from Los Angeles, demonstrates how to pack enough for a 10-day trip into a single standard carry-on.
STEP ONE Folded clothing takes up too much space. Instead, Ms. Poole tightly rolls everything, which also minimizes wrinkling. This suitcase will hold three pairs of shorts, three pairs of dress pants, one skirt, three pairs of casual pants or jeans, three nightgowns, three bathing suits, one sarong, three lightweight sweaters, four dresses, 10 casual shirts, six dress shirts, a clutch, toiletries and two pairs of shoes. She’ll wear the third pair of shoes, as well as jeans and a longer sweater.10 Simple Google Search Tricks - NYTimes.com
Genial RT @kicoes: Hay que hacer un máster. RT @martimanent: Representación visual de la privacidad en Facebook http://tinyurl.com/2umddlbRecipe - Pad Thai - NYTimes.com
Bittman's recipe. to try.Finding Utility in the Jumble of Tweeted Thoughts - NYTimes.com
An emerging field called collective intelligence could create an Orwellian future on a level Big Brother could only dream of.
The success of Google, along with the rapid spread of the wireless Internet and sensors — like location trackers in cellphones and GPS units in cars — has touched off a race to cash in on collective intelligence technologies.
“The new information tools symbolized by the Internet are radically changing the possibility of how we can organize large-scale human efforts,” said Thomas W. Malone, director of the M.I.T. Center for Collective Intelligence. “For most of human history, people have lived in small tribes where everything they did was known by everyone they knew,” Dr. Malone said. “In some sense we’re becoming a global village. Privacy may turn out to have become an anomaly.”ELECTION DAY 08 - What One Word Describes Your Current State of Mind? - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
visualizing wordsGuest Column: Loves Me, Loves Me Not (Do the Math) - Olivia Judson Blog - NYTimes.com
RT - "Romeo and Juliet behave like simple harmonic oscillators" - unfortunately phase shifted!! - http://alturl.com/otbb [from http://twitter.com/vivek_kumar/statuses/2647778575]
by steven strogatz.
RT @iwestminster “Love me, love me not” reduces love to a mathematical equation http://tr.im/mNUs (I was never good at #math:) #homeschool [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/1961151636]
Blog column by Steven Strogatz.
Love of Romeo and Juliet, ODE style... by Steven StrogatzHomemade Pizza That Is the Opposite of Fast Food - NYTimes.com
let dough rise overnight
A home cook’s trick for making the chewy, thin crusts you find at great pizzerias: let the dough rise overnight.
"A home cook’s trick for making the chewy, thin crusts you find at great pizzerias: let the dough rise overnight."
get thin crust!
Pizza might not quite be on the ultra low-fat transformation plan, but homemade pizza is something I make regularly for myself and the kids at home on the weekend and is a special treat. Letting the dough rise overnight is a divine luxury...The Minimalist - Freezer Helps Make Cooking Cheaper and Easier - NYTimes.com
great freezing tips
How to organize and use your freezer better.The Perfect Burger and All Its Parts - NYTimes.com
Interviews with 30 chefs provided dozens of burger-making lessons for the home cook that aren’t terribly difficult and don’t cost much money. And it all yielded the ideal burger.
Over the last decade or so, there has hardly been a serious chef in America who hasn’t taken a shot at reinventing or improving it. They have trained their skills on every element, from the precise grind of beef to the ketchup and pickles. Some have turned their bakers loose on reformulating the bun.Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes - NYTimes.com
A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that a third of students surveyed said that they expected B’s just for attending lectures, and 40 percent said they deserved a B for completing the required reading.
[New York Times]
“Students often confuse the level of effort with the quality of work. There is a mentality in students that ‘if I work hard, I deserve a high grade.’ “
“Many students come in with the conviction that they’ve worked hard and deserve a higher mark,” Professor Grossman said. “Some assert that they have never gotten a grade as low as this before.”How Do You Feel About the Economy? - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Interactive visualization from the NY Times
enter a word - track reader responses over time
The word train on the financial crisisThe Curious Cook - Yogurt Begins With an Outbreak of Good Bacteria in Your Kitchen - NYTimes.com
FAZER YOGUrtRecipe - Tortillitas With Shrimp - NYTimes.com
reminder: need chickpea flourStaying in Touch Internationally, on the Cheap - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
notes for using cell, data, internet, chat, when traveling abroad
NYT one bests the local SIM card solution I used in Italy with Skype In/Out workaround. http://tr.im/hOz0 [from http://twitter.com/prestons/statuses/1392222495]Battle Plans for Newspapers - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
What survival strategies should these dailies adopt? If some papers don’t survive, how will readers get news about the local school board or county executive? * Nicholas Lemann, dean of Columbia Journalism School * Joel Kramer, editor of MinnPost.com * Steven Brill, founder of The American Lawyer magazine * Geneva Overholser, Annenberg School of Journalism * Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org * Andrew Keen, author * Edward M. Fouhy, founding editor of Stateline.org * Rick Rodriguez, former editor of The Sacramento Bee
Quais estratégias de sobrevivência deveriam ser adotadas pelos diários em crise?
February 10, 2009, 12:15 am, Battle Plans for Newspapers, By The Editors
Virtually every newspaper in America has gone through waves of staff layoffs and budget cuts as advertisers and subscribers have marched out the door, driven by the move to the Web and, more recently, the economic crisis.White House Unbuttons Formal Dress Code - NYTimes.com
WASHINGTON — The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
The rug is still there, as are the presidential portraits Mr. Bush selected — one of Washington, one of Lincoln — and a collection of decorative green and white plates. During a meeting last week with retired military officials, before he signed an executive order shutting down the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Mr. Obama surveyed his new environs with a critical eye. “He looked around,” said one of his guests, retired Rear Adm. John D. Hutson, “and said, ‘I’ve got to do something about these plates. I’m not really a plates kind of guy.’ ”Travel Web Sites: A Click-On Showdown - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
best travel web sitesFritinancy: Ms. Dowd Interviews the Inventor of the Telephone
Fritinancy: Ms. Dowd Interviews the Inventor of the Telephone http://bit.ly/TFDAI #feedly [from http://twitter.com/eaton3000/statuses/1600465574]
Fritinancy: Ms. Dowd Interviews the Inventor of the Telephone http://bit.ly/TFDAI Great spoof on the Twitter founder interview. [from http://twitter.com/JEBworks/statuses/1608813581]
Parody of her interview of the founders of Twitter
This is how I describe *any* new technology to folks - like a new version of the telephone
parody of Maureen Dowd's Twitter interview - great!
"I sat down with Mr. Bell, 39, and his assistant Thomas Watson, 22, and asked them to explain why they shouldn't be condemned to a slow, painful death. ME: The telephone seems like letter-writing without the paper and pen. Is there any message that can't wait for a passenger pigeon? BELL: Possibly the message I'd like to deliver to you right now. ME: Did you know you were designing a toy for bored housewives and the indolent rich? BELL: Actually, I was trying to help deaf people."
"ME: I would rather be flayed alive and gradually guillotined than use a telephone."The Mirrored Ceiling - Judith Warner - Domestic Disturbances - Opinion - New York Times Blog
Could there be a more thoroughgoing humiliation for America’s women?
"But shouldn’t a woman who is prepared to be commander in chief be intimidating? Because of the intelligence, experience, talent and drive that got her there? If she isn’t, at least on some level, off-putting, if her presence inspires national commentary on breast-pumping and babysitting rather than health care reform and social security, then something is seriously wrong. If she doesn’t elicit at least some degree of awe, then something is missing."
“This election is not about issues,” Rick Davis, John McCain’s campaign manager said this week. “This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.” That’s a scary thought. For the takeaway is so often base, a reflection more of people’s fears and insecurities than of our hopes and dreams.Op-Ed Columnist - How to Raise Our I.Q. - NYTimes.com
Another indication of malleability is that I.Q. has risen sharply over time. Indeed, the average I.Q. of a person in 1917 would amount to only 73 on today’s I.Q. test. Half the population of 1917 would be considered mentally retarded by today’s measurements, Professor Nisbett says. Another proven intervention is to tell junior-high-school students that I.Q. is expandable, and that their intelligence is something they can help shape. Students exposed to that idea work harder and get better grades. That’s particularly true of girls and math, apparently because some girls assume that they are genetically disadvantaged at numbers; deprived of an excuse for failure, they excel.
Poor people have I.Q.’s significantly lower than those of rich people, and the awkward conventional wisdom has been that this is in large part a function of genetics.
Good mythbuster and eye-opener on I.Q. Recommended.
"Intelligence does seem to be highly inherited in middle-class households, and that’s the reason for the findings of the twins studies: very few impoverished kids were included in those studies. But Eric Turkheimer of the University of Virginia has conducted further research demonstrating that in poor and chaotic households, I.Q. is minimally the result of genetics — because everybody is held back. "
praise effort more than achievement, teach delayed gratification, limit reprimands and use praise to stimulate curiosityMagazine Preview - The Data-Driven Life - NYTimes.com
Humans make errors. We make errors of fact and errors of judgment. We have blind spots in our field of vision and gaps in our stream of attention. Sometimes we can’t even answer the simplest questions. Where was I last week at this time? How long have I had this pain in my knee? How much money do I typically spend in a day? These weaknesses put us at a disadvantage. We make decisions with partial information. We are forced to steer by guesswork. We go with our gut.
Does anybody really believe that long hours at a desk are a vocational ideal?
Gary Wolf, of Wired and The Quantified Self, describes personal data collection and analysis in NYT magazine.» New York Times 50 Most Challenging Words (defined and used) - Currently Obsessed
The New York Times recently published a list of 50 fancy words that most frequently stump their readership. They are able to measure this data thanks to a nifty in-page lookup mechanism, which you can try here. Try double-clicking the word “epicenter”.Steven Strogatz on the Elements of Math - Series - The New York Times
"Steven Strogatz, an award-winning professor, takes readers from the basics to the baffling in a 15-part series on mathematics. Beginning with a column on why numbers are helpful, he goes on to investigate topics including negative numbers, calculus and group theory, finishing with the mysteries of infinity."
15 articles on Maths from The New York Times. Assessment tasks perhaps?
15 artigos interessantes sobre matemáticaThe Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is (Part 1) - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: "Existence is elsewhere." — André Breton, The Surrealist Manifesto | http://ow.ly/21xM1 [from http://twitter.com/avivao/statuses/16753976754]
The Anosognostic's Dilemma. Errol Morris, Dunning
DunningAbout New York - Creating a Network Like Facebook, Only Private - NYTimes.com
A few months back, four geeky college students, living on pizza in a computer lab downtown on Mercer Street, decided to build a social *opensource* network that wouldn’t force people to surrender their privacy to a big business.Magazine Preview - Smarter Than You Think - I.B.M.'s Supercomputer to Challenge 'Jeopardy!' Champions - NYTimes.com
For the last three years, I.B.M. scientists have been developing what they expect will be the world’s most advanced “question answering” machine, able to understand a question posed in everyday human elocution — “natural language,” as computer scientists call it — and respond with a precise, factual answer. In other words, it must do more than what search engines like Google and Bing do, which is merely point to a document where you might find the answer. It has to pluck out the correct answer itself.
long, but very interesting read on IBM's "answering machine": http://nyti.ms/czrluK - big data, parallel queries, etc... aka, google. – Ilya Grigorik (igrigorik) http://twitter.com/igrigorik/statuses/16866126164The Minimalist - 101 Fast Recipes for Grilling - NYTimes.com
THERE, in all of their Fourth of July glory, are 101 grilling ideas begging to be tried. A vast majority take less time to prepare and grill than it takes to watch your coals turn white. (If you use gas, they’re still almost as fast as heating up the grill.) Some of them feature ingredients like corn, eggplant and tomatoes, which will be better a month from now, at least in the Northeast. But there are also suggestions for foods in season right now that not everybody thinks of putting on the grill. Please note that salt and pepper are (usually) understood.
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Some terrific ideas for the weekend here...The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is (Part 1) - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
About how Dunnung-Kroeger began as a theoryTop World Cup Players on Facebook, Day by Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Top World Cup Players on Facebook, Day by Day Millions of people around the world have been actively supporting – or complaining about – their favorite teams and players. Below, players are sized according to the number of mentions on Facebook during each day of the World Cup.Top World Cup Players on Facebook, Day by Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Top World Cup Players on Facebook, Day by Day Millions of people around the world have been actively supporting – or complaining about – their favorite teams and players. Below, players are sized according to the number of mentions on Facebook during each day of the World Cup.The Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking - NYTimes.com
how nytimes surfaces complex graphics in articles
how nytimes surfaces complex graphics in articles
RT @romenesko NYT tells staff: "Tweet" has yet to achieve the status of standard English -- so don't use it. http://is.gd/cK7JX – Steve Rubel (steverubel) http://twitter.com/steverubel/statuses/15850485557
Phil Corbett, the latest standards editor at the Times (maybe the greatest job in the world?), has issued a proclamation! Yesterday, the following memo went
'New York Times' Bans the Word 'Tweet'
Ceci n'est pas une tweet. http://slate.me/breHfL The treachery of editorial standards, via @stevesilberman @hangingnoodles [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/15857259604]
Phil Corbett, the latest standards editor at the Times (maybe the greatest job in the world?), has issued a proclamation! Yesterday, the following memo went out, asking writers to abstain from the invented past-tense and other weird iterations of the magical noun-verb "Twitter." His case isn't terrible, actually—and he offers this terrifying vision: "Someday, 'tweet' may be as common as 'e-mail.'" Oh dear. Well, read for yourself and decide.
'New York Times' Bans the Word 'Tweet' http://www.theawl.com/2010/06/new-york-times-bans-the-word-tweet – coryhaik (coryhaik) http://twitter.com/coryhaik/statuses/16169371772
New York Times Bans the word 'tweet' - out of spite? http://bit.ly/ah1f12 #NYT /via @hectorlima – naomi covacs (laconics) http://twitter.com/laconics/statuses/15928417052
'New York Times' Bans the Word 'Tweet' - The Awl http://bit.ly/aJB49T