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“The key to a good data story is the story itself” | Uncharted
Photo: Global Editors Network, Data Journalism Awards 2017; Illustration by Lisa Rost You’re about to read an interview with John Burn-Murdoch, a data journalist who works for the Financial Times in London

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In terms of math, a journalist who can’t calculate their own means, medians and percentage changes is a danger to themselves, their publisher and their readers.

Sounds like those bits of common sense that are elusive until articulated. And besides, that's some pretty simple arithmetic to learn and apply.
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4 days ago by mozzarella
An Exploratory Data Analysis of Mass Shootings in The United States | Chasing Data
Is there any correlation between shooter and his/her race, gender? The answer is overwhelmingly white men.
nice-thinking  fossil-fuel-firearms 
5 days ago by mozzarella
getify on Twitter: "So you've never given a conf talk before, because you think you aren't good enough or haven't mastered a topic enough yet? "
So you've never given a conf talk before, because you think you aren't good enough or haven't mastered a topic enough yet?

Neither have any of the rest of us. Seriously.

The best time to talk is right as you're in the midst of your journey.
conferences  nice-thinking 
5 days ago by mozzarella
Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society - The Verge
Palihapitiya’s criticisms were aimed not only at Facebook, but the wider online ecosystem. “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works,” he said, referring to online interactions driven by “hearts, likes, thumbs-up.” “No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem — this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem.”
In November, early investor Sean Parker said he has become a “conscientious objector” to social media, and that Facebook and others had succeeded by “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.”
social-media  nice-thinking  via:popular 
6 days ago by mozzarella
How to organize a conference | Creative Bloq
realizing it's time to work towards my dream of organizing a conference
nice-thinking  conferences 
6 days ago by mozzarella
10 Year Futures (vs. What's Happening Now) - YouTube
Benedict Evan's talk, let's see what happens beyond 'mobile eating the world'
nice-thinking  a16z 
7 days ago by mozzarella
Social Media Is The New Smoking, And You Are Addicted
the 'addictiveness of social media' dialogue continues to spread.

I noticed I write longer pinboard notes and link descriptions since I stopped using IG a couple months ago. I think there's a 1960s British maxim that goes along the lines of 'a man can only be allowed one vice'. Since I enjoy smoking - despite knowing better - that'll be my one (that I'm fully aware of) for now.

The only thing about the article I dispute is the aggregation of numbers that are usually distributed across a larger frame - this technique appears convincing but can be misleading.
According to a recent article by Hackernoon people spend over four hours a day on their mobile phones in 2017, and about 5,4 years in a lifetime. That’s almost five times more what one person spent socializing (1,4 years) over their entire life.
social-media  nice-thinking 
9 days ago by mozzarella
detailed solutions for collections of all sizes. The swoop bag for small collections is a revelation.
materials  via:popular  nice-thinking 
13 days ago by mozzarella
Taleb Delivers Commencement Speech at American University of Beirut 2016 - YouTube
I have a youtube playlist of Taleb's various talks and lectures, but there's nothing like a commencement speech to compactly crystallize ideas
taleb  antifragile  nice-thinking 
13 days ago by mozzarella
Social media bubbles: One graph shows how morally outraged tweets stay within their political spheres — Quartz
"Benedict Evans retweeted". Always interested in the quantitative/qualitative metrics involved in text mining
text-mining  nice-thinking  social-media 
13 days ago by mozzarella
Easy Spanish Rice in the Rice Cooker - Bless This Mess
put all of this in the rice cooker, free up a stovetop burner and time thinking. Water & bouillon replaceable with chicken stock. I'd maybe sub garlic powder with chopped garlic, and do chili powder & salt optional.

2 cups rice
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
3 1/2 cups water
3 bouillon cubes
1 small onion, diced
1-3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin or smoked cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
15 days ago by mozzarella
The Morality of Manipulation – The Mission – Medium
realized I never pinboarded this one; in regard to ethics of building addictive software and harnessing the power of evoking internal triggers in users' minds
nice-thinking  social-media 
20 days ago by mozzarella
Crush, Texas - Wikipedia
Crush was immediately fired from the Katy railroad. In light of a lack of negative publicity, however, he was rehired the next day.

William Crush, passenger agent of the Katy Railroad, conceived of a publicity stunt in which two trains would collide head on in the invented town of Crush, Texas. The boilers on each train unexpectedly exploded, resulting in two deaths and numerous injuries to spectators.
via:HN  nice-thinking 
20 days ago by mozzarella
Desire Modification is on the way, with Anti-Addiction tech
why does this eerily echo Nir's pieces on the "internal triggers" used by instagram, etc....
nice-thinking  social-media 
22 days ago by mozzarella
Noahpinion: Desire Modification: the ultimate technology
Desire Modification was mentioned in a talk by Rory Sutherland - the title of the talk: "The next revolution will be psychological not technological"
nice-thinking  social-media 
22 days ago by mozzarella

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