How Birth Year Influences Political Views
From The New York Times:

A new model of presidential voting suggests President Obama’s approval rating — currently in the low 40s — will inform not only the 2016 election, but also the election in 2076. The model, by researchers at Catalist, the Democratic data firm, and Columbia University, uses hundreds of thousands of survey responses and new statistical software to estimate how people’s preferences change at different stages of their lives.

How Birth Year Influences Political Views

From The New York Times:

new model of presidential voting suggests President Obama’s approval rating — currently in the low 40s — will inform not only the 2016 election, but also the election in 2076. The model, by researchers at Catalist, the Democratic data firm, and Columbia University, uses hundreds of thousands of survey responses and new statistical software to estimate how people’s preferences change at different stages of their lives.

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For the Elderly, Diseases That Overlap

More than 700,00 people live in assisted-living centers, where they get help with daily activities like bathing and dressing. Most of the residents have multiple chronic health conditions.

For the Elderly, Diseases That Overlap

More than 700,00 people live in assisted-living centers, where they get help with daily activities like bathing and dressing. Most of the residents have multiple chronic health conditions.

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unionmetrics:

This Week in Social Analytics on Tumblr | From ComScore’s 2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus:

“Three social networks in particular – Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram – each gained more than 10 million visitors over the course of the year in part by catering to a desire for more visually appealing content. comScore has called this phenomenon “the rise of the visual web.” Of the three, Tumblr had the largest audience at 30.8 million visitors (up 64 percent from the prior year), while Pinterest (up 284 percent to 28.9 million visitors) and Instagram (up 284 percent to 27.4 million visitors) both shared the same outsized growth rate.” 

The first graph above shows the shares for time spent on each site, with Tumblr coming in second behind Facebook, while the second shows the total unique visitor trend with Tumblr trending above both Pinterest and Instagram. 

You can download the full report at the link at the top of this post. 

How to Create a Live Feed of U.S. Drone Strikes with MapBox
Last Thursday the United Nations opened an inquiry into the “civilian impact of the use of drones and other forms of targeted killing.” Data - data about casualties, targets, frequency, and other topics - will play an important role in this investigation, led by the UN special rapporteur for human rights and counterterrorism. Visualization can add important context to help the public follow this inquiry. Adding markers dynamically can be a serious game-changer for visualizations using time-sensitive data, and something that you can do with MapBox.”

How to Create a Live Feed of U.S. Drone Strikes with MapBox

Last Thursday the United Nations opened an inquiry into the “civilian impact of the use of drones and other forms of targeted killing.” Data - data about casualties, targets, frequency, and other topics - will play an important role in this investigation, led by the UN special rapporteur for human rights and counterterrorism. Visualization can add important context to help the public follow this inquiry. Adding markers dynamically can be a serious game-changer for visualizations using time-sensitive data, and something that you can do with MapBox.”
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Sick Day

Sick Day

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girleatmachine:

In or near DC? You should come to Sunlight Foundation’s Open House! 
Wednesday, Dec. 5th
Doors open at 6PM
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/387533454664147/?fref=ts

girleatmachine:

In or near DC? You should come to Sunlight Foundation’s Open House! 

Wednesday, Dec. 5th

Doors open at 6PM

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/387533454664147/?fref=ts

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Joern Roeder & Jonathan Pirnay - Facebook Faces (2011)

This is an installation of over 100,000 Facebook profile pictures collected to form a wallpaper, a project dealing with “the issue of data accessibility on the Internet, a topic that is gaining more and more importance and actuality, especially in our times of privacy protection and social networks.

On the one hand internet giants like Google are coming under criticism for unsolicitedly collecting any information accessible; on the other hand it is surprising how many intimacies we reveal voluntarily, especially in social networks like Facebook. 

An unimaginable flood of images with self-projection as its only purpose.”