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Cathy Oxley

The Internet in Real-Time - 22 views

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    Watch how quickly data is generated as internet giants accumulate wealth in real-time.
Cathy Oxley

Olympics interactive: - Slate Magazine - 8 views

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    How would the champs of bygone Olympics fare against today's best sprinters, jumpers, throwers, and swimmers?
Angie Spann

UNdata - 11 views

Angie Spann

FindTheData.org - 23 views

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    "Unbiased, data driven comparisons"
Robin Cicchetti

The Business Case for Reading Novels - Anne Kreamer - Harvard Business Review - 14 views

  • in fMRI studies of people reading fiction, neuroscientists detect activity in the pre-frontal cortex — a part of the brain involved with setting goals — when the participants read about characters setting a new goal. It turns out that when Henry James, more than a century ago, defended the value of fiction by saying that "a novel is a direct impression of life," he was more right than he knew.
  • they discovered "a significant relation between the amount of fiction people read and their empathic and theory-of-mind abilities" allowing them to conclude that it was reading fiction that improved the subjects' social skills, not that those with already high interpersonal skills tended to read more.
  • It's when we read fiction that we have the time and opportunity to think deeply about the feelings of others, really imagining the shape and flavor of alternate worlds of experience.
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    Data on the benefits of reading fiction.
Jamin Henley

StatPlanet Map Maker - Interactive Mapping & Visualization Software - 13 views

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    "StatPlanet is a browser-based interactive data visualization and mapping application. Use it to easily and rapidly create visualizations from simple Flash maps to advanced infographics."
Anthony Beal

Your Facebook Data File: Everything You Never Wanted Anyone to Know - Search Engine Wat... - 1 views

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    "A group of Austrian students called Europe v. Facebook recently got their hands on their complete Facebook user data files - note, this is not the same file Facebook sends if you request your personal history through the webform in Account Settings."
Donna Baumbach

Learn Stunning Facts On Twitter With #omgfacts | Penn Olson - 0 views

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    "@omgfacts." possible for twitterfall or other twitter display/feed
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