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New online magazine won't monitor web traffic, say founders

<b>Credit: By wwarby on Flickr. Some rights reserved.</b><p>A reader-funded online magazine for narrative journalism is set to launch this month, but its …

Mastering social media: from Twitter to Instagram

<b>Credit: Image by Thinkstock</b><p>Whether you need a confidence boost in using social media for work, or want to know how to take your social strategy to …

Journalism

This Is The Very First Electoral Map Dividing The U.S. Into Red States And Blue States

A map of the results of the 1880 presidential election revolutionized the way we visualize the spatial aspect of politics.<p>When designers go about visualizing the distribution of political power in the United States, many opt to use a well-worn visual shorthand: red for Republican states and blue …

Maps

This One Guy Approves 30,000 Beer Labels A Year, And Brewers Hate Him

Meet Kent “Battle” Martin, the eccentric bureaucrat beer-label designers love to hate.<p>This year alone, 29,500 individually designed beer labels have been submitted for approval to the Trade Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau. And every single one of those label designs was approved or denied by a …

Beer

3 Clever Ideas To Re-Use San Francisco’s Aging Infrastructure

Why not turn Candlestick Park into an urban farm?<p>For the last time, fans will file into Candlestick Park on Thursday night for a Paul McCartney concert. Once home to both the city’s professional baseball and football teams, it will be the final public event for the San Francisco stadium before its …

San Francisco

How You Get Hooked On Coffee

And how to break the habit<p>About a decade ago, a pair of researchers taught a computer to make a cup of coffee. Over a series of lessons, the machine learned to execute specific coffee-related actions in response to certain coffee-related cues. When the computer processed a cup with clear liquid, …

Coffee

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Goes Long

The media mogul (twice over) on being both contagious and sticky<p><b>By Felix Salmon</b><i><br>Illustrations by Young Professionals</i><p>I first got to know Jonah Peretti …

Journalism

2014 Trends in Newsrooms: The 10 Trends That the News Business Can't Afford to Ignore - MediaShift

The need to urgently shield investigative journalism in the post-Edward Snowden era is the burning issue in newsrooms globally, according to the …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Programming

How Crowdsourcing And Machine Learning Will Change The Way We Design Cities

Researchers at MIT Media Lab are using crowdsourced data to create an algorithm that determines how safe a street looks to the human eye–information that could be used to guide important urban design decisions.<p>In 2011, researchers at the MIT Media Lab debuted Place Pulse, a website that served as a …

Urban Design

After the floods, get your garden ready for spring

After epic rainfall and severe flooding, a spring clean-up to tackle the slime left behind is top priority for gardeners<p>The first twinklings of spring are around, but for many gardeners – particularly in the sodden south – a flowery celebration still seems far away. The flooding that caused such …

Gardening

Readers' travel photograph competition: February – street life

Your images of street life took us around the globe, from Cuba to China via Brick Lane. Scroll through the gallery to see the winning shot, which will be mounted by Point 101 and displayed in an end-of-year exhibition at the Guardian offices in London. The best shot of the year wins a fantastic …

The Week in Review: Sayonara, Sochi!

Inside Flipboard / February 21, 2014<p>Like many other people, I’ve been watching the Olympics, but I’ve been paying closer attention to the athletes …

Infographic: The Meaning Of Life Explained In 95 Simple Shapes

This book on philographics presents simple, elegant visual representations of mind-bogglingly complex philosophical theories.<p>If you’ve been looking for a quick visual cheat sheet for a Philosophy 101 exam, you’re in luck. Philographics–distillations of mind-boggling philosophical theories into …

Philosophy

A Provocative New Building Where The Berlin Wall Once Stood

European media giant Axel Springer has just announced the three finalists bidding to design its new media campus in Berlin. This is what the new space would look like if the proposal from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) were to win.<p>The building is to be constructed on one of the last remaining plots in …

Architecture

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Shutter Speed

50mm Focal Length: Weekly Photography Challenge

We’ve written many times about why we like 50mm lenses here on dPS (for example here, here and here) and every time we do we get a heap of readers …