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Creating Fresh Content is Overrated

Creating fresh content is hard.  Especially if you want it to be at least moderately good fresh content.  But if you take a look at some of your favorite blogs, you’ll probably find that they’ve decided to go another way.  Many bloggers survive by leveraging the fresh content of others. It’s not wrong, it’s just…

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Lecture + Animation = Interesting

This clip is an animated lecture by Sociologist David Harvey.  It makes for an interesting attempt at pulling in the audience for an online lecture.   It’s much more than just slides, which helps in an online world where attention spans are short and information competition is high.  Thank you to @socprof for the find.…

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Week's End Links

USGS: Real Time Earthquake Data I have family in Ottawa so when last Wednesday’s earthquake hit I immediately started looking for information.  USGS offers real time data and maps that will beat out any publication. Sustainable Cities Collective: “Territoriality mapping individual city perspectives” Interesting piece on mapping urban obstacles for people with disabilities in Barcelona…

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Week's End Links

The Atlantic: Mint.com Cites Racist Website in Anti-Immigrant Post In this article, the author critiques both the intent and the data quality of an infographic posted on Mint.com. FlowingData: Maps and data score big grants from Knight News Challenge It’s nice to see innovative ideas receiving funding.  There are definitely a few here to keep…

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