Newspaper map. We have indexed all newspapers and plotted their correct locations, in 39 countries.
Might have missed some. And most newspapers in another 199 countries, a bunch of them not in their correct locations. Add new ones here: add/correct "The immediate usefulness of Newspaper Map is readily apparent. " Jared Keller, The Atlantic "News of the World, One Click Away" Sam Grobart, New York Times "I think this mash-up of Google Maps & every online Newspaper in the World is very, very cool" Bill Gross, Founder of Idealab & UberMedia A boatload of more press here.
News Consumption Tilts Toward Niche Sites. Apart from the specific business issues feeding those travails — sinking traffic and profits at both — they provided yet another lesson of the Internet age: as news surges on the Web, giant ocean liners like AOL and Yahoo are being outmaneuvered by the speedboats zipping around them, relatively small sites that have passionate audiences and sharply focused information.
AOL’s acquisition of TechCrunch last year for a reported $30 million was an acknowledgement that scale, once the grail of the Web, can be a disadvantage when it comes to attracting the kind of audiences advertisers want. Last year, Yahoo hired writers who had a made a name for themselves at smaller sites — including Mark Lisanti, Courtney Reimer and Will Leitch — for the same reasons. But it is difficult to successfully transplant insurgent energy into a vast conglomerate, because the big blog tends to consume or destroy whatever it is fed. Part of the problem is the result of a fundamental shift in Web behavior. Just a Humble Tradesman, Trapped in a World He Never Made. This morning, NPR’s Yuki Noguchi wanted to know how an ordinary small business owner feels now that the Obama health care law has been upheld.
So she turned to this guy: The law will give some small businesses tax incentives to pay for employee health care. Starting in 2014, those with 50 or more employees will be required to provide it.That requirement is bad news for businesses like Perfect Printing in Moorestown, N.J. The company’s president and CEO, Joe Olivo, says he now has 48 employees, for whom he pays some health care coverage.But he’s intensely aware of crossing that 50-person threshold and will think very hard before hiring more people so he can avoid hitting government requirements that he says will raise his health care costs. Last night, Anne Thompson of NBC News wanted to know the same thing. ANNE THOMPSON: For small business owners like Joe Olivo, it is the unknown cost of the law that could impact his printing business….Olivo offers health care to his 48 workers.
How Mitt Romney Followed Me Around the Internet. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Stratham, N.H., on June 15, 2012.
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) But it turns out the campaign wasn't advertising to Grooveshark listeners or a capella fans. They were targeting me. As a reporter covering how campaigns use voter data , I spend a fair amount of time on Romney's official website. That apparently triggered an online targeting company to send me Romney ads wherever they could find me on the web. "If you visit our site, you are likely to see our ads," a Romney campaign official told me, when I forwarded a screenshot of the ads.
This is the same kind of online targeting  used by sites that sell airline tickets or shoes. But the fact that I was being targeted based on my visits to the campaign site wasn't at all clear from the ads themselves. Each of the ads had a teensy blue triangle in the top right corner. Because I report on online advertising, I know that the triangle means I've been targeted. Joel Burns tells gay teens "it gets better" Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got. 2012: The Year in Graphs. As 2012 draws to a close, Wonkblog asked our favorite professional wonks — economists, political scientist, politicians and more — to see what graphs and charts they felt did the best job explaining the past year.
Here are their nominees. Sheila Bair — former chairperson, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) "There has been much discussion about income inequality, but not enough focus on its corollary: debt inequality. As real wages for the masses decline, they try to sustain consumption through borrowing from the wealthy.
Jared Bernstein — senior fellow, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities; former chief economic adviser to Vice President Biden "Here's a simple one I keep thinking and talking about. *This is BLS hourly wage series for so-called production, non-supervisory workers (non-managers in services and blue-collar in manufacturing) deflated by the CPI. Raj Chetty — professor of economics, Harvard; recipient, 2012 MacArthur "Genius" Grant Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wait but why: Putting Time In Perspective. Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them.
It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it. If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—1 second. And if human history itself spans 24 hours from one midnight to the next, 14 minutes represents the time since Christ. To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines—each timeline contains all the previous timelines (colors will help you see which timelines are which). All timeline lengths are exactly accurate to the amount of time they’re expressing. A note on dates: When it comes to the far-back past, most of the dates we know are the subject of ongoing debate. 2011 in 11 graphs. Culture Connoisseur Badge Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment.
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(Plus a bunch of other ideas, insights, hypotheses, and provocations.) 14. The Green Revolution Is Neither Megan McArdle Senior Editor, The Atlantic Forty years after Kermit the Frog first sang his blues, is it finally easy bein’ green? But while these green alternatives may now appear ubiquitous, they’re not actually as common as we think. Nuclear generation has risen, making our electricity output slightly less carbon-intensive than back then. Green technology, especially in automobiles, may get a big boost from higher fossil-fuel prices.
Unless we somehow stop burning fossil fuels, all the carbon currently under the Earth’s surface will end up in the atmosphere in the next few hundred years. Unfortunately, although we have better and better technologies that enable us to use less fossil fuel, we have no scalable way to use none, or anything close to none. Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version. So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy.
Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource. The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. The purpose is to help teachers grow professionally and provide them with a solid informational background on how to better understand and apply Bloom’s taxonomy in classrooms in the light of the new technological advances and innovations. 1 – The cognitive : The intellectual or knowledge based domain consisted of 6 levels .
Average Is Over. The Rise of Popularism. The Start-Up of You. How to Spot the Future. Photo: Brock Davis Thirty years ago, when John Naisbitt was writing Megatrends, his prescient vision of America’s future, he used a simple yet powerful tool to spot new ideas that were bubbling in the zeitgeist: the newspaper.
He didn’t just read it, though. He took out a ruler and measured it. The more column inches a particular topic earned over time, the more likely it represented an emerging trend. “The collective news hole,” Naisbitt wrote, “becomes a mechanical representation of society sorting out its priorities”—and he used that mechanism to predict the information society, globalism, decentralization, and the rise of networks. As clever as Naisbitt’s method was, it would never work today. This may sound like a paradox. So how do we spot the future—and how might you?
It’s no secret that the best ideas—the ones with the most impact and longevity—are transferable; an innovation in one industry can be exported to transform another. This notion goes way back.
Foreign Affairs. Politics. Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy. Say hi to Lucy. Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group -- I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. So Lucy's enjoying her GYPSY life, and she's very pleased to be Lucy. Lucy's kind of unhappy. To get to the bottom of why, we need to define what makes someone happy or unhappy in the first place. It's pretty straightforward -- when the reality of someone's life is better than they had expected, they're happy.
To provide some context, let's start by bringing Lucy's parents into the discussion: Lucy's parents were born in the '50s -- they're Baby Boomers. Lucy's Depression Era grandparents were obsessed with economic security and raised her parents to build practical, secure careers. Why Are American Kids So Spoiled? In 2004, Carolina Izquierdo, an anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, spent several months with the Matsigenka, a tribe of about twelve thousand people who live in the Peruvian Amazon. The Matsigenka hunt for monkeys and parrots, grow yucca and bananas, and build houses that they roof with the leaves of a particular kind of palm tree, known as a kapashi. At one point, Izquierdo decided to accompany a local family on a leaf-gathering expedition down the Urubamba River. A member of another family, Yanira, asked if she could come along.
Izquierdo and the others spent five days on the river. Although Yanira had no clear role in the group, she quickly found ways to make herself useful. While Izquierdo was doing field work among the Matsigenka, she was also involved in an anthropological study closer to home. Izquierdo and Ochs shared an interest in many ethnographic issues, including child rearing. “Can you untie it?” More by Elizabeth Kolbert: Moving Home: When College Grads Face Uncertain Futures. LANSDALE, Pa. -- One midnight in April, Sabrina Malik pulls her red Chevy Blazer into her mother's asphalt driveway, removes the keys from the ignition, and stops to take a deep breath. Alone in the darkness, a sense of defeat courses through her body -- disappointment about her past and uncertainty about what lies ahead.
This, she thinks to herself, is surely what failure feels like. Six years ago, Malik fled this town for Syracuse University. Since graduating in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in art history, she has yet to find a decent job. She hadn't planned on moving back home and, at the age of 23, never expected to return to her mother's house for an extended and open-ended period of time. "At times, it really feels very personal, it really feels like I've failed," says Malik, standing in the kitchen of her mother's two-story stone house and recalling the eight weeks since she returned home. After graduating from college, Malik moved to Boston. She's hardly alone. Census: Everybody’s moving into their parents’ basements. Daniel Sherrett, 28, prepares dinner with his mother as part of his deal to live at home.
Parents and children are sharing homes for longer than expected. (Michael Temchine/The Washington Post) Ever since the financial crisis hit, Americans have found it harder and harder to live on their own. According to a new report (pdf) from the Census Bureau, the number of "shared households" increased by a whopping 2.25 million between 2007 and 2010: In spring 2007, there were 19.7 million shared households. This number does not include co-habitating or married couples. Not surprisingly, the poor economy played a huge role here. The official poverty rate for young adults aged 25 to 34 living with parents was 8.4 percent in 2010, but if poverty status was determined by personal income, 45.3 percent would have been in poverty. That's an important number. Are Today's Youth Really a Lost Generation? - Derek Thompson - Business. The Associated Press and other news outlets have assigned the World War I tag line to the Millennial Generation.
Is it deserved? Cynulliad Cymru They're calling us the "Lost Generation. " Young people are struggling in record numbers to find work, leave home, and start a family, according to 2010 Census figures released today. The proximate cause is the Great Recession. Last week, I compared the impact of the recession on three generations: Gen-Y, Gen-X, and Boomers. For Millennials, this is the great irony of the Great Recession. We're living within two crises. But the greater recession will not. The news here is not all bad. Investments are notoriously risky. "The $102,000 investment in a four-year college yields a rate of return of 15.2 percent per year," the Hamilton Foundation reported, "more than double the average return over the last 60 years experienced in the stock market" and more than five times the return in corporate bonds, gold, long-term government bonds, or housing.
A Nation of Wimps. The Start-Up of You. Trickle-Down Distress: How America's Broken Meritocracy Drives Our National Anxiety Epidemic. All Work and No Pay: The Great Speedup. Measuring Future U.S. Competitiveness. The 'Busy' Trap. Are We Truly Overworked? An Investigation—in 6 Charts - Derek Thompson.
Story of Citizens United v. FEC.