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10 scraping tools like Scraperwiki


datajournalismlinks:

Even though I tend to write my own scripts for scraping, I’ve been closely watching the new breed of scraping tools like Scraperwiki - a list.

lifeandcode:

How does technology extend what we can do with journalism?  One way to think about it is drawing a quadrant diagram like this one, where one axis shows “Sources.”  The higher you go, the greater the number of sources — more sources than any reporter could call before deadline.  
The horizontal axis extends our journalism through time — taking it out of the narrative box and making the story into a signal — a ticker, a dashboard, an app.  
Combine those two and you have the elements of data journalism.  

Oldie but goodie.

lifeandcode:

How does technology extend what we can do with journalism?  One way to think about it is drawing a quadrant diagram like this one, where one axis shows “Sources.”  The higher you go, the greater the number of sources — more sources than any reporter could call before deadline.  

The horizontal axis extends our journalism through time — taking it out of the narrative box and making the story into a signal — a ticker, a dashboard, an app.  

Combine those two and you have the elements of data journalism.  

Oldie but goodie.

Facebook without the News Feed


maxfriedrich:

Facebook is an important communication tool to me. Most of my fellow students don’t use iMessage or Twitter DMs, so we talk on Facebook. However, I seem not to be able to just check my messages on Facebook. Instead, I wind up scrolling through the News Feed for a couple of minutes each time I…

This guy made a custom stylesheet for Facebook that cuts out the crap.  Bravo!


malfoymannor:

epic songs to write to, a playlist for writers [listen here]

time, hans zimmer; misty mountains, howard shore; what are you going to do when you’re not saving the world?, hans zimmer; genius next door, regina spektor; hedwig’s theme, john williams; star trek’s main theme, michael giacchino; london calling, michael giacchino; mhysa, ramin djawadi; courtyard apocalypse, alexandre desplat; main title, ramin djawadi; cosmic love, florence + the machine; your ghost, greg laswell; one day more, les mis cast; veni, veni emmanuel, libera; oblivion, bastille;

This tumblr automatically makes gifs of how Tumblr posts get reblogged


wheredidmypostgo:

School of Thrones


Reblog network of an original tumblr post by stefanhayden

Reblog network of an original tumblr post by stefanhayden
This image is based on 46 reblogs (0.88564% of the total number of notes on the post). The bot that runs Where Did my Post Go? samples reblog graphs from currently active “leaves” back to the original “root” blog; so keep in mind that while this may not be the complete network, it is currently the most active “branch”.

The most influential nodes in this reblog graph are

Data journalism is the new punk


THIS

kat-powers:

Someone in the customer service department has a sense of humor and some pull. Bravo.

OT but this is part of the charcoal grill I assembled earlier today.  
It was MUCH MUCH bigger than I thought it would be — it came in a box that was quite small but was so cleverly nested that it turned out to be really big: 

kat-powers:

Someone in the customer service department has a sense of humor and some pull. Bravo.

OT but this is part of the charcoal grill I assembled earlier today.  

It was MUCH MUCH bigger than I thought it would be — it came in a box that was quite small but was so cleverly nested that it turned out to be really big: 

picture of grill

"Ms. Mam’s stories were told in interviews with journalists including Nicholas Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. She attracted high-profile supporters: There were benefits thrown by Susan Sarandon; Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook chief operating officer, is on the advisory board of her foundation. Ms. Mam’s target audience of well-off Westerners, eager to do good, often knows little about the sex trade. It doesn’t require much for them to imagine all women who sell sex as victims in need of rescue."

The Price of A Sex Slave Rescue Fantasy,” my first op-ed for The New York Times, out today (via melissa)

So delighted to see Melissa Gira Grant on the op-ed pages of the NYT.  

uxrave:

http://codyhouse.co/ – Some beautiful interactions and code snippets. 

uxrave:

http://codyhouse.co/ – Some beautiful interactions and code snippets. 

amandabees:

sonidiario:

Tal vez debería de empezar a componer música…

I’ve been looking for a good explanation of Yak Shaving. This is one version.

amandabees:

sonidiario:

Tal vez debería de empezar a componer música…

I’ve been looking for a good explanation of Yak Shaving. This is one version.

D3 Tips and Tricks [free ebook]


datajournalismlinks:

Over 550 pages of tips and tricks for using d3.js, one of the leading data visualization tools for the web. The book is aimed at helping you get started but includes assistance for some advanced tasks. Written by Malcolm Maclean.

(Source: studysexcoffee)

A general framework for data visualization criticism by Kaiser Fung


datajournalismlinks:

The Junk Charts Trifecta Checkup is a general framework for data visualization criticism. The need for such a framework is clear. Opinion pieces on specific data graphics frequently come across as stream of conscience. Proclaiming a chart “mind-blowing” or “worst of the century” isn’t worth much if the author cannot articulate why.


roachpatrol:

tastefullyoffensive:

Science Penguin [x]

i enjoy that every single human’s reaction to penguin is unrestrained delight

About Me


Lisa Williams

Founder of Placeblogger.com | Winner of Knight News Challenge | Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab | Cambridge, MA | @lisawilliams on Twitter | lisawilliams on Github




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