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How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down - The New York Times
At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls — one the Idaho city still hasn’t recovered from.
journalism  people 
yesterday by lehmannro
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare | Fast Company
Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.

As Casper flourished it enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Sleepopolis and similar sites. For many bloggers, in fact, Casper was among the first mattress companies to offer affiliate commissions, leading its competitors to respond in turn. The reviews sites were key parts of what marketers call the “purchase funnel,” converting a vague interest in mattresses into awareness of a specific brand, and often the decision to buy it. Many consumers were Googling terms like “best mattress,” landing on sites like Sleepopolis, and learning about e-tailers like Casper for the first time.
marketing  market  people 
yesterday by lehmannro
dblp: HistoInformatics@DH 2016
default search action combined dblp search author search venue search publication search Semantic Scholar search ask others maintained by at data released under the ODC-BY 1. via Pocket
conference  history  interactive  nlp  people  poland  space  time  visualization 
yesterday by kintopp
About Metagrid – metagrid.ch
Metagrid is a project of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS) for the online networking of humanities resources. It is implemented by the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (Dodis), with the support of the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (HDS). via Pocket
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yesterday by kintopp
Get your vocabularies in Wikidata... | Europeana
Europeana offers a trusted online repository of cultural heritage objects. In order to achieve its mission it is crucial for the metadata described in Europeana to be semantically rich and multilingual. Enriching the metadata with Linked Open Vocabularies has allowed us to improve our metadata. via Pocket
linkeddata  people  places  standards  wikipedia 
yesterday by kintopp
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yesterday by edsonm
Faces of Open Source
Faces of Open Source is an on-going photographic documentation of the people behind the development and advancement of the open source revolution that has transformed the technology industry.
opensource  programming  history  people  photography 
yesterday by ssorc
GalaxyKate
maker of weird chatbots and javascript art projects.
blog  art  web  bots  javascript  maker  people  weird 
yesterday by tswaterman
Bull Market Is Too Big for This Barn - WSJ
IS THAT RALPH'S SHITTY HOUSE BACK THERE?
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3 days ago by maoxian
Strange Flowers
Strange Flowers is a cabinet of human curiosities, a celebration of some of the most eccentric, extravagant and extraordinary personalities of the last 200-odd years.

It is a product of the blogger’s obsession with history’s footnotes, paragons of vivid individuality who elevated the craft of selfhood to an art. Because often it wasn’t what they left behind, but how they lived that was their real masterpiece. They might be difficult, ridiculous, contrary – even tragic – but never, ever dull.

Strange Flowers constitutes an alternative universe Who’s Who, a pantheon of ill-deserved obscurity which roams the worlds of literature, art, science, aristocracy and bohemia, low life and high society. Unique and fearless, some of these rare blooms emerge from the shadows of history as unsung influences on our lives, others served as inspiration for fictional characters that became better known than their models. Some may have travelled under the banner of Dandyism, Dadaism or Decadence, but this is an account of individuals, not movements, and most of our subjects were avant-garde without a garde to be avant. More interesting are the elective affinities, private connections, the bequest of tastes and sensibilities from one esoteric nature to another.

Some squandered early promise and slid into squalor and ignominy. Others lived and worked in eremitic isolation, finding scant recognition only after death. Whatever their fate, Strange Flowers aims to celebrate the individual by remembering those who, having inherited the basic materials of existence bequeathed to us all, fashioned them into something heroically, wilfully odd, and often sublime.
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