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An experiment in vanity... and getUserMedia() on mobile.
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This interactive data viz is beautifully done. Works especially great on mobile.
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There aren't evictions if you own the unit. This is for renters which is why I think this article is missing the real point.
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Great interview with John Hagerty of BBH and Ed Sanders from the Google Glass team. Partially about Glass, but mostly general thoughts about how companies should communicate... first through persuasion via storytelling and inspiration, then through promotion.

There's a nice argument from Hagerty about the importance of "fame" and why he thinks broadcast advertising is the only way to get it. I partially disagree -- the interactive films we've made for Arcade Fire aren't broadcast (although they do use film). What broadcast has is an easy media buy -- which is a huge advantage -- and he gets into that at the end of the program. Hard to argue with that thinking. Some good thoughts about mobile advertising too.

Great interview.
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It's always amazing to see a song become bigger than itself.

"While not a "protest" song in its traditional sense, Pharrell's "Happy" has taken on a politically charged meaning as an anthem of international resilience."

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The Economist leader piece on Russia this week. Not any good options... can't say I care for their suggested actions.
FIRST Vladimir Putin mauled Georgia, but the world forgave him—because Russia was too important to be cut adrift. Then he gobbled up Crimea, but the world accepted...
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Get ready for a total lunar eclipse on April 15! U.S. residents and a NASA spacecraft will see it all. http://go.nasa.gov/PZIXgF
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David Brooks expertly and succinctly describes the US political funding system. You'll be more informed about US politics if you spend 2 minutes reading this.
The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision strengthens democracy by enabling the parties to take back power from major donors.
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I think the problem is considerably worse than how Brooks frames it. It's not about an individual vs party-oriented balance in politics, it's about average people losing their voices to corporations and multi-millionaires. A perfect example of this is Comcast's recent acquisition of Time Warner cable. MSNBC, the so-called "liberal" news network mentioned NOWHERE on its broadcasts or website anything questioning the power behind such a media giant. Powerful moneyed interests are now the status-quo in our political system, and we're left arguing over the semantics behind their ownership of the system.
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