Originally I was hoping to do some data visualizations with really old census stuff, but then I stumbled upon all of these amazing ones that had already been done. Jonathan Soma, the Brainery co-founder who created A Handsome Atlas, which is basically a treasure trove of awesome data depictions. He’s doing a great job of… Continue reading

Analyzing Networks // Wolfram Alpha Takes on Facebook

Wolfram Alpha, a cool tool for learning anything about everything, just added integration with Facebook so you can analyze your network. As someone who is fascinated by the people who surround me, I tested it out and it was definitely both fun and interesting. Some of my favorite findings worth sharing here (though I question… Continue reading Analyzing Networks // Wolfram Alpha Takes on Facebook

Cool game, cool community building, cool report. Thumbs up.

The Knight Foundation recently released an awesome report on their grant to Macon, Georgia for a social game designed by Area/Code to build community through local currency. These are a bunch of my favorite things. (Games! Philanthropy! Sociology! Money!) You really must read more about it, because I can’t embed any here and it’s too… Continue reading Cool game, cool community building, cool report. Thumbs up.

Status Message Saturation (3.22.2011)

┬áPreceptor’s parting words: “Good luck with the rest of your careers … and it’s still not too late to get out of medicine.” Wow. ┬áDidn’t realize part of my job would involve accommodations for deaf clients. anyone looking for short term room to rent on St. Marks Place in East Village? im me for details… Continue reading Status Message Saturation (3.22.2011)