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Javier Cha
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We're excited about today's launch of code.org. Built around the vision that every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to code, code.org is raising awareness around the need for students to learn programming skills and the opportunities available to them when they do. Google supports widespread access to CS education and we hope this new site helps bring more awareness about the importance of computing. 

Visit www.code.org to learn more and to sign a pledge of support for all students to have access to great computing classes.

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Because email is too mainstream. 
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My new hobby.
Visualizing Korea
Visualizing Korea
koreaviz.tumblr.com

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Highly recommended if you are into #dataviz.

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"Capitalism is like a poker game. The idea is to win as many chips as possible. And when you win more chips than everybody else, what happens? People have to borrow to stay in the game. That's why millions of Americans are so high in debt right now. And what happens is when you can't borrow any more, the game's over. I'm not saying you can't make money, but you can't be so rich that you break the game for everyone else. And that's what's going on right now." -- OWS protester

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Ben Fry famously(?) wrote "Graphs have a tendency of making a data set look sophisticated and important, without having solved the problem of enlightening the viewer." which rankled Sébastien Heymann, the community manager over at http://gephi.org/ and Ph.D Student at Universty P.Curie UPMC-Paris6.

For my money, the powerful appeal of network visualization is an indication of its knowledge representation capacities, and how we intuitively know that, and so rather than shying away from building these plates of "database spaghetti" and "literature spaghetti" and "roman empire spaghetti" we should focus on developing a grammar and methodology for explaining describing and understanding them.
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