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Internet World Stats - Usage and Population Statistics

Internet World Stats - Usage and Population Statistics

Information Architects – Web Trend Map 4 by Oliver Reichenstein The has been featured all across the web from TechCrunch to BoingBoing, and Gawker. Now the latest version of our popular Web Trend Map is up for grabs. Sold out – Sorry, the Web Trend Map 4 is no longer available. We grouped together closely associated websites, ensuring that every domain is on an appropriate line. The map has been printed by the same printer that prints Apple’s ads in Japan, so you can be sure its handled by the best.

Data and Statistics World Economic Outlook Databases (WEO) Updated Download time series data for GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, payments balances, exports, imports, external debt, capital flows, commodity prices. More International Financial Statistics (IFS) More IMF Statistics Data Provides comprehensive access to IFS, BOPS, DOTS, GFS and free access to a range of additional IMF datasets. Data Portal Principal Global Indicators (PGI) A website that brings together data for the major economies available from international agencies covering the financial, governmental, external, and real sectors, and provides links to data in web sites of international and national agencies. More Global Housing Watch A website that tracks developments in housing markets around the world. More Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS) More Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) Updated The CDIS collects data and metadata on inward and outward direct investment positions cross-classified by counterpart economy. More More More More

Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818[3] – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory[4] and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.[5][6] Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.[7] A firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant, Douglass famously said, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong Life as a slave Douglass around 29 years of age. WikiMiniAtlas The exact date of Douglass's birth is unknown. He spoke of his earliest times with his mother: From slavery to freedom Abolitionist and preacher Autobiography

Social Media Landscape Redux A new version of this landscape has been published here: Social Media Lanscape 2011. Following last year’s first version of my Social Media Landscape, I am induced to publish a new version to sync with the market’s latest evolutions. And I a not the only one: The Conversation Prism v2.0. This new landscape is now spitted into four main usages (expressing, sharing, networking, playing) and is structured around social platforms which ambition is to cover each user’s needs. The large size version is here : Social Media Landscape (redux). Four Main Usages The various tools and services displayed on this landscape are listed bellow. 1. Publicatin tools like blogs (Blogger, Typepad, WordPress), wikis (Wikipedia, Wetpaint, Wikia), microblogs (Twitter, Tumblr, Identica), citizen news (Digg, Newsvine, AgoraVox) and livecast (JustinTV, Ustream, BlogTV) ;Discussion tools like forums (phpBB, Phorum) and video forum (Seesmic), instant messengers (Y! 2. 3. 4. From Social Networks to social Platform

The World Factbook People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office. For threats outside the U.S., contact CIA or go to a U.S. In addition to the options below, individuals contact CIA in a variety of creative ways. If you feel it is safe, consider providing these details with your submission: Your full name Biographic details, such as a photograph of yourself, and a copy of the biographic page of your passport How you got the information you want to share with CIA How to contact you, including your home address and phone number We cannot guarantee a response to every message. Internet: Send a message here. Mail: Inside the U.S., send mail to the following address:

Transition Towns and Cities Emerge in the US Too Transition City LA Just One of ManyIt looks like it may have been almost a whole month since I last wrote about Transition Towns — covering the arrival of the Transition movement in Japan, and the incredible growth of Transition Towns in New Zealand. I make no secret about it, I'm a huge fan of this community-lead response to peak oil and climate change. When discussing Transition Towns here in the US, it's fairly common to hear folks ask whether something that started from small towns in the UK and Ireland can really work in such an oil dependent culture as the United States, and especially the big cities. "For our first event, we held a screening of "The End of Suburbia," together with a community discussion. It was so wonderful to get all these people together. The group also read a Letter to LA from Rob Hopkins himself, which laid out the reasons why their work is so vital and so important. "I would suggest you don't call what you are doing Transition Town LA.

Network Mapping | WiserEarth Blog So why would I want to create a network map? There are a multitude of reasons why you might want to map your community. Here are just a sample: To build a sense of community and shared purpose – when people ‘see’ a networked community they tend to believe more in itTo discover hidden sub-networks and network connections – to help your members know who to communicate withTo find people or organizations that are isolated and weakly connected – this could be an opportunity to better integrate them into your communityTo find information bottlenecks – this could be a chance to develop alternative ‘people’ channels for sharing key informationTo assess the community – initial maps can form a baseline against which to compare over time So what are the basics of a network map? Source: The Monitor Institute First let’s get some terminology out of the way. So how do I create a network map? Source: The Monitor Institute, Framework developed by Roberto Cremonini, Barr Foundation 6share Print Friendly

Icon Archive - Search 502,979 free icons, desktop icons, download icons, social icons, xp icons, vista icons Awakening with Suzanne Lie Transmuting Gaia’s Core Dear Arcturians: I have many questions, but I know the answers are inside and I got lost in the third dimension again. I had this meeting that I was looking forward to and I got busy. I got busy again and I missed out, and I wonder how many things I miss out on because I’m so busy - so busy in the 3D world doing this right thing, this good thing, this important thing. My focus is on outside – on the outside world that I’m trying to see beyond. Arcturians Our beloved Suzelle we speak to you within your very same voice, therefore you know that we are within you and that we are speaking through you - for we are using that body in which you have often become lost. Do you see how when you allow us to come into you – us being the higher expressions of you – for you and us are third-dimensional terms? There she is she sees us now. But you do not need these mechanical devices. Feel that you nestled inside your Earth vessel. Feel yourself now, here, within the Core of Gaia.

The Opte Project Here you will find static and dynamic 2D JPG/PNG images and 3D VRML maps of the Internet. These maps are built off of our database using two different graphing engines: Large Graph Layout (LGL) by Alex Adai and Graphviz by Peter North at AT&T Labs Research. Each graphing engine produces wonderful displays, but they are only as good as the data and graphing language we provide. You can find our test images and some well produced full Internet maps below. Soon we will release the tools to create these maps on your own. How to view LGL data: You can view these maps with LGL View the LGL Java viwer (it requires JRE >= 1.4.1). VRML: Some of these graphs include VRML wrl files. Testing Maps: To see more detailed history of our maps/graphs click here. Image Usage:

Probability and statistics EBook - Socr From Socr SOCR Books: This is a General Statistics Curriculum E-Book, which includes Advanced-Placement (AP) materials. Preface This is an Internet-based probability and statistics E-Book. There are 4 novel features of this specific Statistics EBook. Format Follow the instructions in this page to expand, revise or improve the materials in this E-Book. Learning and Instructional Usage This section describes the means of traversing, searching, discovering and utilizing the SOCR Statistics EBook resources in both formal and informal learning setting. Copyrights The Probability and Statistics EBook is a freely and openly accessible electronic book developed by SOCR and the general community. Chapter I: Introduction to Statistics The Nature of Data and Variation Although natural phenomena in the real life are unpredictable, the designs of experiments are bounded to generate data that varies because of intrinsic (internal to the system) or extrinsic (due to the ambient environment) effects. Counting