September 11, 2014
(via 6 things publishers need to know about UK media consumption, from Ofcom’s latest report)

(via 6 things publishers need to know about UK media consumption, from Ofcom’s latest report)

September 11, 2014
(via Does Length Matter? | Wistia at Work)

(via Does Length Matter? | Wistia at Work)

September 11, 2014
Who’s the funniest Apple exec? (via The hidden structure of the Apple keynote - Quartz)

Who’s the funniest Apple exec? (via The hidden structure of the Apple keynote - Quartz)

September 9, 2014   2 notes
(via [Infographic] The Science of Instagram | Dan Zarrella)

(via [Infographic] The Science of Instagram | Dan Zarrella)

September 8, 2014
A great image to illustrate differing perceptions of ‘bias’ at the BBC (via @jimwaterson https://twitter.com/jimwaterson/status/508905654052847616/photo/1)

A great image to illustrate differing perceptions of ‘bias’ at the BBC (via @jimwaterson https://twitter.com/jimwaterson/status/508905654052847616/photo/1)

September 5, 2014   2 notes
(via Cartography: The true true size of Africa | The Economist)

(via Cartography: The true true size of Africa | The Economist)

September 4, 2014
Read and his co-workers think that this is the result of some algorithm changes Facebook made in May. But just like everyone else on the Web who doesn’t work at 1 Hacker Way, they can only guess at what those changes are. Even when Facebook announces it is making changes, it doesn’t do a whole lot to explain what it’s really doing and why. (via Gawker plumbs the Facebook traffic valley - One Man and His Blog)

Read and his co-workers think that this is the result of some algorithm changes Facebook made in May. But just like everyone else on the Web who doesn’t work at 1 Hacker Way, they can only guess at what those changes are. Even when Facebook announces it is making changes, it doesn’t do a whole lot to explain what it’s really doing and why. (via Gawker plumbs the Facebook traffic valley - One Man and His Blog)

September 3, 2014
(via When Google got flu wrong : Nature News & Comment)

(via When Google got flu wrong : Nature News & Comment)

September 2, 2014
(via The Revolution Will Be Mapped - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society)

(via The Revolution Will Be Mapped - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society)

August 25, 2014   299 notes

The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning.

The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existence has its own order and that no man’s mind can compass, that mind itself being but a fact among others.

Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

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