In an age of information wealth, how do we decide what's true & what's not? Allow me to introduce the world of discussion mapping. First up we have zest
), a simple tool for threading mailing lists for easier navigation. It lacks the advanced features of the others but it's an easy starting point for structuring your discussions. [more inside]
Brasil or Brazil? Aluminum or Aluminium? Yogurt or Yoghurt? Does even Jimbo know when he was born? Wikipedia's lamest edit wars
Shifting the Debate.
Track the movement across the blogosphere of the top 100 political videos on YouTube with this amazing Flash applet.
Interactive Network Maps of Mideast National Relationships
Social network analyst Valdis Krebs has put together a pair of interactive network models visualizing the relationships between all the nations & non-nation actors involved in the Mideast crisis. And after you get bored of playing "drag the countries around", check out a few of the other models & maps
he's made available. (via
Dr. Schelling's neighborhood.
Is segregation the holdover of a racist past or an inevitable result of simple mathematical processes? After you've read the theory
, try it for yourself here
. Dr. Thomas Schelling won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics
for developing these ideas, but not everybody agrees
that he deserved to.