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Looking at data viz
(via Visualizations - Jim Vallandingham)An experiment that allows users to explore their most-listened to songs, and the tags associated with these songs.
User names are faked - but the rest of the data is real. User-song play counts come from the Million Song Dataset. Tag data comes from Last.fm
Visualization includes a force-directed layout with tag nodes suspended in a circular orientation.
(via Masters of Disguise: Designer-Made Halloween Masks on Our Favorite New Yorkers - Vogue Daily - Fashion and Beauty News and Features)
terrific and detailed story about personal security in 2013 and 1999 by fav writer—Adam Penenberg
I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling | PandoDaily http://bit.ly/1ccyunI
Sandberg’s definition of feminism begins and ends with the notion that it’s all about gender equality within the existing social system. From this perspective, the structures of imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy need not be challenged.
And she makes it seem that privileged white men will eagerly choose to extend the benefits of corporate capitalism to white women who have the courage to ‘lean in. —
bell hooks is so brilliant—and nails the issues with leaning in, by Sheryl Sandberg—
Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In | The Feminist Wire
(via Other Kitchen Flour Sack Tea Towel by FrenchSilver on Etsy)
Laughing out loud
(via David Hockney’s Sweeping Survey at the de Young - NYTimes.com)
In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, young Americans have now fallen behind almost all of their peers in other advanced countries. John Cassidy explains why these findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity: http://nyr.kr/17g9FcF
Fooling around with IFTT and my new site at susanmernit.com
(Source: newyorker.com, via emergentfutures)
Testing out if this pushes to my new blog at susanmernit.com, fresh and trembly as a just hatched-chickl.
(Source: runswithvamps, via literatureismyutopia)
Such a powerful essay by Margo Steines
Her hand would heal with a scar just as my life has. It would never be undamaged again, but it would hold a memory, a story. (via Recalling Painful Lessons in Forgiveness - NYTimes.com)
Share your news on Facebook, people
Facebook, the most popular social media service, isn’t primarily known as a news source. Yet a new Pew report found that 47% of all adult Facebook users (30% of all U.S. adults) report that they encounter news on Facebook. Strikingly, over two-thirds of Facebook news consumers regularly encounter news about people and events in their own community — including about 44% who see stories about local government and politics. In contrast, just 55% of Facebook news consumers see news of national government or politics on Facebook. According to the Pew Research Center, Facebook may provide a way to engage community members who otherwise generally “tune out” on the news: (via Why it helps to tell people to share your local news on Facebook: Pew research | Knight Digital Media Center)
Another gorgeous image.
Gorgeous drawing, great goth/Halloween theme.
(Source: o-penyour-mind, via clownsmakemesmile)
daniel sinker: OpenNews: Meet our 2014 Knight-Mozilla Fellows -
Love the diversity of these fellows!!! BRAVO
265 applicants. When our search for our 2014 Knight-Mozilla Fellowships ended at midnight, August 17, that’s what we were staring at: 265 of some of the most talented developers, hackers, data scientists, and makers I’d ever come across. The number of slots we had for them? Five.
Sigh. 12 year old boys who never grow up and now work in tech. Girls and food truck in the same subject line.
Women? Terrified of women, no doubt.
(via Hackers & Hookers | Costume Party | Techies & Entrepreneurs- Eventbrite)