Brendan Reid

76 Flips | 9 Magazines | 30 Likes | 15 Following | 3 Followers | @brendoreid | Keep up with Brendan Reid on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Brendan Reid”

The Handbook of Tyranny: stark infographics on human cruelty

<i>Handbook of Tyranny</i> tells the story of human cruelty in a series of beautifully designed inforgraphics, like this chart showing methods of crowd …

Infographics

On Calabria's coast a fairytale village awakes from its slumber

The hills were on fire. It was August and the view from our car window of smoke rising from forest fires was as dramatic as the road taking us south. The “motorway of the sun”, more prosaically known as the A2, negotiates the mountains of Calabria through a series of tunnels and high bridges right …

Italy

The five ways we read online (and what publishers can do to encourage the “good” ones)

From skimming and scanning to (the ultimate) <i>reading</i>, a new paper by Nir Grinberg looks at the ways we read online and introduces a novel measure for predicting how long readers will stick with an article.<p>Grinberg, a research fellow at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science jointly …

Marketing

Scrivener for Mac: The ultimate guide

If you're just getting started with Scrivener for Mac, here's your first step!Scrivener is arguably one of the best, and certainly one of the most …

Hands On: Self publish the next great novel with Vellum 2.1.2 from your Mac

Hands-On<p>The latest version of the eBook creator application Vellum does just about everything to streamline book creation for iBooks, Kindle and …

4 of Today’s Best Content Management Apps

<i>Which One is Right for You?</i> Calendars are the lifeblood of business operations. They always have been and always will be. One of the most common …

Marketing

A new data visualization tool: Flourish

(Full disclosure: the development of Flourish was partially supported by the <b>Google News Lab</b>. I have an ongoing consulting collaboration with the Lab, …

Data Visualization

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Wave Speech

Ode to the Viaduct

SEATTLE HIGHWAY 99 - THE VIADUCT - GOING NORTH

True Romance - The Story About Sicilian Scene 1993.,

The Podemos revolution: how a small group of radical academics changed European politics

At the start of the 2008 academic year, Pablo Iglesias, a 29-year-old lecturer with a pierced eyebrow and a ponytail greeted his students at the political sciences faculty of the Complutense University in Madrid by inviting them to stand on their chairs. The idea was to re-enact a scene from the …

Europe

The 110 Best Apps, Tools and Resources for Writers in 2017 - Global English Editing

For many of us, writing is a daunting proposition that easily leads to brain-freeze, confusion, and frustration at the sheer magnitude of the …

ACLU Launches Massive Local Resistance To Trump's Agenda

The organization is looking for people ready to act in their own communities.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union wants to get people to mobilize against President Donald Trump’s policies ― and it’s looking for people who are serious about local activism.<p>On Saturday, the ACLU gathered thousands of …

Rights & Freedoms

Dark Money, Oil, Private Prisons Fund Islamophobic Attacks On Georgia Candidate

Ads link Jon Ossoff, who is running for the House seat vacated by a Trump Cabinet appointee, with Osama bin Laden.<p>WASHINGTON ― A Republican Party super PAC funding Islamophobic ads against Jon Ossoff, the Democratic House candidate in the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, is …

Obama Administration

Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened

A new online collection of documents shows historical bigotry in banking and real estate.<p>The maps in this post are part of a grim history. They were created by a government program in the 1930s and played a role in keeping African Americans and other minorities from owning property in American …

Google launches Data GIF Maker to help storytellers convey information through animations

In an age of ubiquitous computing when we all have high-bandwidth video streaming capabilities in our pockets, the fact that the humble GIF continues to thrive is remarkable. But its success is testament to the 30-year-old file format’s continued support and its ability to convey information (and …

Infographics

35 Years Of American Death | FiveThirtyEight

Mortality rates for leading causes of death in every U.S. county from 1980 to 2014.<p>Latest updates<p>April 2, 2018:<p>Data for deaths from nine categories …

The Vast Soviet Tank Graveyard at Kharkov, Ukraine

<i>(All images by Caters News)</i><p>Forlorn and seemingly forgotten, rotting away amid a massive tank graveyard outside the city of Kharkov, these abandoned …

President Obama: Halt the Dakota Access Pipeline & Respect the Rights of Indigenous People

<i>By Zeke Johnson, Managing Director, Individuals at Risk Program at Amnesty International USA</i><p>I’ve been on all four of Amnesty International’s human …

The quake-maker you've never heard of: Cascadia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mother Earth slowly reveals her secrets, and this time, it's a fault line deep in the belly of the planet.<p>Its name is a whopper: The Cascadia subduction zone.<p>Its gargantuan size and potential power amaze earthquake experts, who say it could cause the worst natural disaster in the history of …

Geology

Do Languages ‘Think’ Alike?

02/05/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Very different languages seem to organize the world in surprisingly similar ways—scientists say the ways humans describe nature transcends culture and geography. (Quartz)<p>How well do you know your own language? Play …

Human Geography

Saudi Arabia Is Winning Its War Against The U.S. Oil Industry

A bit over a year ago, Saudi Arabia declared war on the U.S. oil industry. This week brought new signs that the Saudis might at last be winning.<p>Some …

Obama meets with Pakistani prime minster

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the White House Thursday with fresh promises to strengthen …

Afghanistan

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

German reunification 25 years on: how different are east and west really

After two and a half decades of growing back together, huge gaps remain between the two former halves. We take a look at how they compare<p>When East and West Germany reunited 25 years ago this weekend, the country was drunk on euphoria and a sense of heightened optimism. While reigning chancellor …

Europe