Does the language you speak online matter? The unprecedented ability to communicate and access information are all promises woven into the big sell of the internet connection. But how different is your experience if your mother tongue, for example, is Swahili rather than English?
Source : The digital language divide
There are many ways to gauge importance from a social and cultural sense, such as calculating the centrality of the Salt Lake City Airport in a network made up of world airports, or measuring the number and type of notable individuals a city produces. We struggle with just such a question of metrics all the time in the digital humanities, and so I’ve experimented with several more off-the-wall measures. One that I think provides a sense of cultural density, especially in the English-speaking world, is a measure of the quantity of Wikipedia articles associated with a place. It’s very rough, and meant to be one of the ever-useful “gestures” at meaning that are used in the humanities (while the sciences have perfected the proxy, the gesture is truly the most valuable humanities commodity).
Terra Incognita visualises how Wikipedia has evolved over the last decade as an intriguing mirror of cultural and sociological difference.
Source : TraceMedia – Terra Incognita
Les médias nous donnent-ils une vision déformée du monde qui nous entoure ? La question est vieille comme Théophraste Renaudot, mais j’ai tenté d’y apporter une réponse moderne avec une série de cartes ‘anamorphosées’.
We can see the storm approaching the Mid-Atlantic starting yesterday at midnight, and slowly moving through the area until Saturday at 2pm, when the animation (and HRRR forecast) ends.
Source : Mapping winter storm Jonas | Mapbox
The image below shows all 720,000 unique places on earth, collectively mentioned a total of 1.48 billion times, in worldwide media coverage monitored by GDELT in 2015, illustrating the incredibly rich detail of global society captured in GDELT.
This article includes a list of countries from where you can stream Netflix.
Source : Where is Netflix available?
Apple’s steady stealth campaign to rival Google in maps continues apace. This month, the company acquired Mapsense, a San Francisco startup that builds tools for analyzing and visualizing location data, according to multiple sources.
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
Source : The True Size Of …