Cartographie mondiale des réseaux sociaux - été 2013 Les chiffres sur l’utilisation des réseaux sociaux sont en perpétuelle évolution. Rappelez-vous par exemple l’époque ou MySpace était le 4ème site le plus visité du monde (2005). Le blogueur Vincenzo Cosenza livre régulièrement une étude sur les usages mondiaux des réseaux sociaux. Celle-ci se base sur les relevés du service Alexa et sur Google Trends. La principale observation est la montée en puissance de Facebook qui cannibalise une grande partie des ses concurrents. Il est néanmoins intéressant de constater que certains réseaux souvent méconnus dans la zone Europe-Amérique ont une vraie communauté d’utilisateurs. Impossible de ne pas mentionner non plus QZone et ses 603 millions de visiteurs uniques mensuels. Dernier réseau original, Draugiem qui est le media social le plus populaire en Lettonie, il compterait 2,6 millions d’inscrits. Pour rappel, voici l’évolution depuis 2009 en GIF :
What Religion Does Your Member Of Congress Identify With Hillary Clinton email scandal: Explained. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images This post is being updated with more information as it becomes available. New questions will be marked with the date that they are added. What’s the latest with Hillary and the whole email thing? Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. Hillary Clinton brought a press conference to an abrupt end on Tuesday after yet another combative exchange about her use of a private email server while secretary of state. I probably wouldn’t talk to her about it either, mostly because this story has been dragging on for so long I don’t even remember how it started. For the four years she was secretary of state, Clinton never used an official state.gov email address. After a specific request from the State Department—that came nearly two years after she had left office—Clinton turned over 30,490 messages to the agency that she and her team deemed to be possibly work-related. And how did everyone else find this out? That probably depends on where you’re sitting. Hold up.
Read: Full text of Obama’s speech to the United Nations on Syria, Iran and war President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, discussing the U.S. approach to the Middle East. He advocated for greater international action on Syria's ongoing civil war, warned against Iran's nuclear program and articulated his vision of the United Nations and U.S. roles in curbing global conflict. Following is the full text, as delivered: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, each year we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution. The idea that nations and peoples could come together in peace to solve their disputes and advance a common prosperity seemed unimaginable. The leaders who built the United Nations were not naive. And so, they gave us this institution, believing that it could allow us to resolve conflicts, enforce rules of behavior and build habits of cooperation that would grow stronger over time. Together we've also worked to end a decade of war. But I want to be clear.
Maps That Will Change the Way You See the World Where Google Street View is available. The supercontinent of Pangaea with modern day borders. The pink represents countries that the British have invaded. Goddammit, Brittan! Countries that don't use metric. Most common surnames by country. Countries that offer maternity leave. McDonalds Around the World Time Zones in Antarctica. Antarctica without ice. What side of the street do you drive on? Alcohol consumption. Most popular alcoholic drink by country. Flags of the world. Population density. Most cases of bribery. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean. Earthquakes. Highest paid public employees. The rivers of America. Trade. Number of researchers. How old someone is when they lose their virginity. Plant life. Coffee consumption. Writing systems of the world. A Gall–Peters projection map. Rivers that empty into the Mississippi River. The world divided into seven regions, each containing a population of one billion. Water risk.
Les cartes de Pratt, pour un premier (sur)vol du monde de Corto Maltese Le voyage est au coeur de la célèbre oeuvre d’Hugo Pratt, Corto Maltese. En 2011, la Pinacothèque de Paris a organisé une exposition autour du Voyage imaginaire d’Hugo Pratt, entremêlant les influences littéraires sur l’oeuvre d’Hugo Pratt, son travail d’aquarelliste et ses planches de bande dessinée (voir la vidéo d’un entretien avec Hugo Pratt autour de cette exposition). Le personnage de Corto Maltese, aventurier et marin, permettait à l’exposition de montrer notamment la représentation des îles et des océans dans l’oeuvre de Corto Maltese. Prolongeant le questionnement sur Corto Maltese, Aymeric Landot vous propose un autre regard sur le monde imaginaire d’Hugo Pratt dans son article publié dans la revue Spécimen (n°2, 2012) : “Pratt a ancré son oeuvre dans un temps charnière où la vapeur remplace la voile, où les forces de l’Europe se répandent sur le monde, où les fumées industrielles métamorphosent les pratiques guerrières. “Les Cartes de Pratt” (article au format PDF)
Most Popular Road Names in America In 1993, the U.S. Census released tally of the 76 most common street names in America. For well over 20 years, this was pretty much the only list that anyone had. Why? Two reasons. First, though the government maintains digital maps on every road segment, trail, and path in America, making sense of them is tricky. Second, one might argue that this is the worst kind of idle question. But road names are pieces of history. More on that in a bit; first, here are the 1,000 most popular road names in America as calculated from 2014 road data. There are some discrepancies from the 1993 Census report. Out of over a million roads in the United States, 9,640 are named “Park.” Still, both the Census and I agree that “2nd” is a more popular road name than “1st.” Trees, numbers, and presidents are the most popular names for streets, which is understandable. The interesting patterns start to emerge when we look state-by-state. Then there are the unique states. Comment below, or tweet at me: @_jeffguo.
The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations of homosexuals. They fall on their knees, worshipping at the base of granite monuments to the Ten Commandments while demanding prayer in school. They appeal to God to save America from their political opponents, mostly Democrats. They gather in football stadiums by the thousands to pray for the country’s salvation. They are God’s frauds, cafeteria Christians who pick and choose which Bible verses they heed with less care than they exercise in selecting side orders for lunch. This is no longer a matter of personal or private faith. See all of the best photos of the week in these slideshows The Bible is not the book many American fundamentalists and political opportunists think it is, or more precisely, what they want it to be. Newsweek’s exploration here of the Bible’s history and meaning is not intended to advance a particular theology or debate the existence of God. Moses carries the ten commandment tablets. Texas Gov.
Absolutely everything you need to know about the debt ceiling The federal government is still shut down. But there's more mayhem to come: Congress has to deal with the debt ceiling. If lawmakers don't vote to increase the nation's borrowing limit by mid-October, the U.S. government won't have enough money to pay all its bills. Ben Franklin might have had thoughts on the debt ceiling, for all we know. The debt-ceiling crisis could be the most serious one yet. Republicans in Congress say they don't want a default, but many members also don't want to approve any new borrowing until the Obama administration agrees to make certain policy concessions. So it's time to take a detailed look at what, exactly, the debt ceiling is, why we even have one, and whether apocalypse would really occur if Congress doesn't lift it before Oct. 17. What is the debt ceiling? This isn't the debt ceiling. When the federal government spends more than it takes in taxes — which it usually does — then the U.S. The current debt limit is $16.699 trillion. It's hard to say. Yikes.
New Orleans - The Natural History All the Rivers in the Continental US: An Explorable Map Just one look at Google engineer Nelson Minar’s river map of the continental US and it’s impossible to deny this is a country absolutely filled with waterways. He says he worked just a few weeks creating the extensive map, which is both beautiful for its artery-like depiction of the countries life-giving river systems, and fascinating to explore in the way it demonstrates the nation’s topography through the system’s many paths. See Also Vintage Maps Trace the Meandering Mississippi Observing the way rivers are spread across the US reveals the many mountain ranges and valleys that crisscross the country. In California we see the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains shedding their water into the large central valley below. Stretching all the way from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana, we see the mighty Mississippi river boldly dividing the nation. A portion of California, showing the central valley and Sierra Nevada mountains Via 22 Words
Slave-run cotton farms laid on top of counties that voted 'Democrat' in 2008 Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? - The Washington Post Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government. “The borders of my eleven American nations are reflected in many different types of maps — including maps showing the distribution of linguistic dialects, the spread of cultural artifacts, the prevalence of different religious denominations, and the county-by-county breakdown of voting in virtually every hotly contested presidential race in our history,” Woodard writes in the Fall 2013 issue of Tufts University’s alumni magazine. “Our continent’s famed mobility has been reinforcing, not dissolving, regional differences, as people increasingly sort themselves into like-minded communities.” Take a look at his map:
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