“But what shall we dream of when everything becomes visible
?” Virilio replies: “We’ll dream of being blind."
a new online magazine by Google UK. [more inside]
is World Statistics Day, so help yourself to a metric (haha sorry)
ton of publicly available data at UNdata
, ICSPR (registration required to download data sets)
, and data.gov
). You can also explore, visualize and animate a variety of publicly available data sets with Google Labs' Public Data Explorer
This morning, Google launched
a new feature called "Google Dashboard
" that lets users view (and in some cases control,) what data is being stored on a range of more than 20 Google services, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts and Latitude. [more inside]
"Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Bookstore
," by Robin Sloan. 'A short story about recession, attraction, and data visualization.' (via Boing Boing) [more inside]
goes live for demo
. Lots of video and stills. Cache.
"A look at the average number of page views per title reveals that Microsoft gets about half as many page views per title as compared to Google and Apple"
a strong indication of where reader interest actually
resides." - ZDNet. Intelliseek's Blogpulse
reveals similar numbers: #1 Google: 473K, #2 Apple: 381K, #3 Microsoft: 262K. Venture capitalist, Ed Sim, says
: "While the OS is important, Microsoft has lost its complete and utter dominance
as we move to a service-oriented world where broadband is everywhere, apps are in the cloud, and the browser becomes king."