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‘Nerds into Newshounds’: Symbolia Illustrates, Illuminates the News using Comics

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laurenvick:

this. is. best.

laurenvick:

this. is. best.

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“…most likely the largest factor is that mainstream media outlets are owned by corporations that are less than eager to highlight how their bloodless pursuit of political control, and the resulting profits, have been canonized in law by the Supreme Court.”

Joel Bleifuss, “Corporations Are Not People,” In These Times. Getty Images

campaign-cash:

“…most likely the largest factor is that mainstream media outlets are owned by corporations that are less than eager to highlight how their bloodless pursuit of political control, and the resulting profits, have been canonized in law by the Supreme Court.”

Joel Bleifuss, “Corporations Are Not People,” In These Times. Getty Images

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futurejournalismproject:

Created by Hyperakt and Vizzuality, The Evolution of the Web is a fascinating interactive exploring Web technologies over the past 20 years.
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The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn’t see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible.
Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today’s web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they’re supported in all web browsers.
The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.

Check it.
Image: Detail from Evolution of the Web

futurejournalismproject:

Created by Hyperakt and Vizzuality, The Evolution of the Web is a fascinating interactive exploring Web technologies over the past 20 years.

Via Evolution of the Web:

The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn’t see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible.

Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today’s web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they’re supported in all web browsers.

The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.

Check it.

Image: Detail from Evolution of the Web

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stoweboyd:

Kira Newman via Tech Cocktail

Apps based on reviews, and especially today’s smorgasbord of food apps, have a problem: some guy goes to restaurant X, turns his nose up at dinner, and crafts a one-star review dripping with disdain—“It would get zero stars if that were an option.” Reviews like this drag down overall ratings to an ambiguous three stars, and hungry readers are left wondering: Is this just his eccentric taste, or is he right? Is the whole place bad, or just the dish?

Food Genius, a Netflix-inspired food recommendation app, tries to solve this problem in two ways. First, users rate dishes, not restaurants. And second, their recommendation algorithm factors in dishes that are rated highly by similar users to ensure quality, plus dishes that fit your personal tastes. Food Genius might learn over time that you adore dinners from Greece, hate fried food, skip desserts, or are enchanted by cilantro. Deconstructing food “DNA” like this allows Food Genius to make connections to seemingly unrelated  dishes.

Cofounder and CEO Justin Mazza sees this algorithm as Food Genius’s main asset, in contrast to ratings-focused apps like Urbanspoon, Foodspotting, and Nosh. He also promises that they won’t launch in a new city without a comprehensive database of dishes; in Chicago, they now boast more than 4,000 restaurants and 175,000 individual plates.

“We see ourselves as a data company,” says Mazza, who saw a need for Food Genius when he found himself eating falafel lunches four times a week.

Algorithmic and personalized curation, mining and socializing the data in food reviews. Smart. A fuller reveiw to follow, once I actually try to use it, which for now is limited to Chicago.

Dishes are the natural unit of food, just like songs are the natural unit of music.