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The Internet in Real-Time

The Internet in Real-Time
By the way, in the 1 seconds you've been on this page, approximately 22574 GB of data was transferred over the internet. Love it? Embed it on your website or blog: Static image preview <a href=" target="_blank"><img src=" border="0" width="600" height="315" /></a><br /><span style="font-size: 12px;">Click the image to open the interactive version (via <a href=" Stocks</a>).</span> Animated GIF preview <a href=" target="_blank"><img src=" border="0" width="600" height="353" /></a><br /><span style="font-size: 12px;">Click the animation to open the full version (via <a href=" Did You Know? A common myth is that Skype's parent company, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), originated as a penny stock before turning into a successful, multi-billion dollar behemoth, when in reality it was never a penny stock. Sources:

Three Places to Search for Free Online Courses The summer is a great time for us to learn new skills, refresh our memories on topic that we'll be teaching in the fall, and just satisfy intellectual curiosities. The boom in MOOC and other online course offerings means that we don't have to go far to find courses that meet our needs. Here are three places to find your next free, online course. Open Culture , which I've featured here many times, has a list of more than 700 free online courses .

Graphing the distribution of English letters towards the beginning, middle or end of words - Prooffreader Some data visualizations tell you something you never knew. Others tell you things you knew, but didn't know you knew. This was the case for this visualization. Many choices had to be made to visually present this essentially semi-quantitative data (how do you compare a 3- and a 13-letter word?). I semi-exhaustively explain everything at on my other, geekier blog, prooffreaderplus, and provide the code I used; I'll just repeat the most crucial here: Now then: I became curious about how letters are placed in English while doing many different, often quick, sometimes pointless, pattern analyses of letters for a wide variety of reasons.

101 Amazing PC / Internet Tricks no one told you before You can search Google timer in Google for a timer with alarm Search This in Google for Direct Mp3 Links intitle:index.of? How to Give a Killer Presentation A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from lions—especially at night. Richard had noticed that placing lamps in a field didn’t deter lion attacks, but when he walked the field with a torch, the lions stayed away. From a young age, he’d been interested in electronics, teaching himself by, for example, taking apart his parents’ radio.

All the Drug References In Hip-Hop, Visualized Project Know has made mesmerizing data graphs of mentions of sticky icky, purp, yayo, etc. This right here is the best data journalism I've ever seen, and I'm only being slightly facetious. Project Know, an addiction treatment and recovery assistance website, analyzed the lyrics of thousands of rap songs from 1988 to 2013. They found very interesting patterns in how trends change, in both drug preferences and slang terms used. Some of their findings are surprising. By far the most common thing to call weed is "weed."

App Inventor Get Started Follow these simple steps to build your first app. Tutorials Step-by-step guides show you how to build all kinds of apps. A Flowchart For Figuring Out Which CC License You Should Use Creative Commons is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 that, over the years, has released a set of licenses that enable creative types to share their work with others. The content creator allows others to use their work, just as long as the users follow the guidelines set forth in that particular license. It’s a “some rights reserved” system rather than an “all rights reserved system.” In the photographic community, some aren’t fond of CC licensing while others are downright prolific about it. But if you’re looking to license some of your content in this way, this useful infographic put together by CC Australia will help you navigate the common licensing combinations. There are four parts to a CC license, three of which you can choose to include or leave out.

Data visualizers could learn a thing or two from this 1898 urban population chart If reading up on 19th century US city population rankings sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon, have we found the charts for you. Originally published in the Statistical Atlas of the United States in 1898, Larry Gormley of HistoryShots (a company that designs and restores data visualizations) first came across this old census visualization over at David Rumsey’s online map database. Compelled by its restrained use of shapes, colors, and lines, Gormley, who scours map and book fairs in his native New England, eventually tracked down a printed copy to restore. “Rank of the Most Populous Cities at Each Census Chart” published in 1898. (U.S.

Top 50 Linguistics Blogs By admin on Ever wonder why the words we say mean what they do? Or how we learn them or teach to others? Then chances are linguistics have come up at one time or another. Not just for academic types anymore, linguistics can help you both speak and write better. Where people run There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, time, elevation, and location from your phone, and millions of people do this, me included. However, when we look at activity logs, whether they be our own, from our friends, or from a public timeline, the activities only appear individually.

Interactive Lectures Created by Heather Macdonald College of William and Mary and Rebecca Teed, SERC and updated by Gail Hoyt, University of Kentucky, Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University, Barbara Millis University of Texas, San Antonio, and Jose Vazquez-Cognet University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This module on Interactive Lectures provides strategies and specific examples of techniques and activities designed to involve students in large and small lecture-based classes. The module is designed for the instructor who does not want to replace lecture, but rather to enhance and punctuate lecture to create an interactive classroom experience while maintaining lecture as the primary content delivery mechanism. What is interactive lecture?

How Likely Is It That Birth Control Could Let You Down? - Misuse and failure of birth control are major contributors to the millions of unplanned pregnancies in the United States each year. When failure rates of contraceptives are mentioned, they usually refer to a given year of use. Less understood is that the risk of failure is compounded over time.