Sunday 9 February 2014


Photo via Wired.

"Twitter is sharing its massive trove of data with the academic world — for free. The social networking outfit has long sold access to its enormous collection of tweets — a record of what the people of the world are doing and saying — hooking companies like Google and Yahoo into the “Twitter fire hose.” But now, through a new grant program, it wants to make it easier for social scientists and other academics to explore its tweet archive, which stretches back to 2006 . . . 'It will be biased towards people who are on the internet, says Devin Gaffney — a developer who holds a master’s degree in Social Science of the Internet from Oxford University — but it’s still better than before. Plus, it’s less work. You don’t have to talk to 10,000 people. You just write some code to do it for you.' " Well done Twitter! Read full article by Klint Finley in Wired. E.T.P. 4'

Photo: Museumsplein via This is not advertising.

There are very successful and absolutely iconic city emblems like “I NY” and “I amsterdam,” that is why Paul Hiebert explores in his article in The New Yorker if a logo can change a city’s reputation, and this relatively new trend called destination branding, "which aims to package cities, regions, and countries as marketable products to lure potential tourists and investors". Read full article in The New Yorker. E.T.P. 8'

Todo sobre mi madre Achiset by Federico Babina via Dezeen.

This is absolutely fabulous, lovely example of meaningful procrastination: "Famous film set designs are translated into detailed cross sections that resemble the insides of dolls' houses in this series of illustrations by architect and illustrator Federico Babina." Have a look in Dezeen. E.T.P. 5'

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