Apparently there are NO SINGLE PEOPLE in the states of MT, WY, ND, and SD.*
*Livestock statistics not included
Seriously, this interactive singles map is fun. I just wish there was a poly version!
From the East Bay Express. Now: Is their proposed solution one idea, or two? Hmmm…
What happens when you search google for: “answer to life the universe and everything”?
Last week I wrote a lot about various interactive visual tools that can help people connect differently or more deeply with news and information. This was for a session I led at a Knight Digital Media Center seminar for the leaders of the News21 project.
Yeah, so what? Why should journalists and news organizations care about these tools? How can this help their communities, journalism, and (most critical right now) business opportunities? What’s in it for journos and news brands?
That’s what Meabh Ritchie, a reporter for the U.K. Press Gazette asked me to clarify. She’s writing a story on this, and I’ll link to it when it’s up in February 2009. The short answer is: This stuff is effective and (more importantly) FUN! — for journalists and news audiences.
But here’s the full version of my answer…
It totally suits my current mental state. Want one? Get it from Cafepress.
Some people love iPhones. Some people hate them. Some people (like me) feel both ways at the same time. So if you’re ever tempted to launch your iPhone, here’s an option that might be especially fun:
(Found this on the MAKE blog.)
And what kinds of things do journalists like?
All of which point out what dorks my colleagues can be. But if you need more proof, check out David Cohn from an MIT conference this spring:
(Heh, Dave, I warned you….)
Fully equipped to deploy effectively vague responses.
Just after I was talking to my business partner Adam Glenn about how journalists need to learn more about the culture and skills of collaboration (remember, the news biz is steeped in competitiveness — often to the point of paranoia), my musician friend Mark Brummer sends me this video:
See how much fun collaboration can be? Play with it!