While practically every media outlet on the planet is churning out stories about the US Presidential “showdown” we thought we’d have a quick look at what Facebook are doing. On their “stories” site they’re collating anonymous data about US voters. It’s pretty cool to watch, though it won’t give you any indication of which way […]
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With hurricane Sandy wreaking havoc along the eastern seaboard of the United States both traditional and social media has been swamped with coverage of the situation in New York and other cities. While nobody is making “light” of the seriousness of the situation it’s 2012, so, naturally, there’s been a LOT of funny and fake […]
In the world of “contextual advertising” ie. where ads are displayed based on a web page’s content, Google’s Adsense has dominated the market for the last decade. While there have been several attempts by other companies to compete in the space, none of the offerings to date have managed to hit the “critical mass” to […]
President Barack Obama, the President of the United States, is currently taking questions over on Reddit. You’ll have to excuse me if I don’t react to this with a simple “wow”. There. I’ve reacted. TheNextWeb has the lowdown on what he’s doing. For a politician to go onto a site like Reddit is one thing […]
We mentioned Amazon’s election barometer recently. Facebook have teamed up with CNN to launch “Election Insights“. Using Facebook’s “insights” the site displays the volume of activity on the social network related to the various US presidential hopefuls Full announcement here.
As one of the largest shops in the world Amazon has access to a lot of consumer data. They know what people are reading, so if you’re tracking the US elections their latest service should be of interest. The Amazon Election Heat Map 2012 updates daily with the latest political book sales across the US […]
The New York Times is doing a series of visualisations of current Olympians compared with their historic counterparts. So far there are three sets available, the 100m freestyle (swimming), 100m sprint and the long jump. The visualisations use historic data and make it come to life so even those of us who aren’t that interested […]