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How Wearable Technology Will Impact Web Design

Remember how wearing a calculator watch back in the day made you feel like George Jetson or his boy Elroy? Technology has come a long way from …

The hidden power of math: On politics, uncertainty and the rare talent of Nate Silver

<b>Jordan Ellenberg (jordanellenberg.com/Mats Rudels)</b><p>Mathematical thinking is a vital element of a thriving society, according to author Jordan Ellenberg<p>Sarah Gray<p>June 3, 2014 10:58pm (UTC)<p>Math, as author and University of Wisconsin professor Jordan Ellenberg writes, may not be the most readily …

Mayday PAC gains matching pledges

The so-called “super PAC to end all super PACs” has secured matching pledges from a handful of wealthy donors in advance of a planned fall campaign.<p>Mayday PAC — launched last month by Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig and Republican strategist Mark McKinnon — announced Wednesday that it …

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How “tightness” vs “looseness” explains the U.S. political map

By Chris Cillizza<p>Chris Cillizza<p>Bio<p>We are forever in search of ways to better understand the cultural differences in our country that lead us to such divergent politics.<p>A new paper by two psychology professors at the University of Maryland proposes a new way to understand the differences between the …

Twitter Censors ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets

How to Find Your Social Media Marketing Voice: The Best Examples, Questions and Guides

Among the many ways to stand out on social media—killer content, amazing visuals, specific formatting, and more—one that often gets overlooked is …

The End of ‘Like-Baiting’ on Facebook?

April 14, 2014<p>Share<p>We’ve all seen one of these posts. A person or business explicitly requesting likes, shares and comments to increase the …

Building an analytics culture in a newsroom: How NPR is trying to expand its digital thinking

A small team at NPR was given six weeks of development resources to build an analytics dashboard.<p>Being a digital staffer at a traditional news organization means doing digital work, sure — but it often also means serving as an evangelist for the web. That can take a mixture of convincing, cajoling, …

The Primaries That Could Determine the Future of the House

In Moun­tain Brook, Ala., on a re­cent Wed­nes­day, Will Brooke — a be­spec­tacled busi­ness­man who is run­ning in the GOP primary in his state’s …

This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

GOP House Candidate Apologizes For Saying Dems Behind Most Mass Shootings

A Republican challenging Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) apologized Monday for saying a vast majority of the perpetrators of mass shootings are Democrats.<p>At a candidate forum on Saturday, rancher Gary Kiehne said, "If you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by …

Here's What Our Smartphone Obsession Looks Like ... In 26 Photos

One in every five people owns a smart phone. That's more than one billion people. Our devices have become an extension of ourselves; they are company in some of the most monumental, meaningful and intimate experiences of our lives. We bring them to the bathroom. We keep them near us while we sleep. …

Pols buying cocaine? Yawn.

Voters are so desensitized to misbehaving politicians that they hardly bat an eyelid when they hear about congressional scandals involving drugs or affairs, a new POLITICO poll finds.<p>Only 11 percent of those surveyed said they were “shocked” upon hearing “that a member of Congress was arrested for …

Want 113,000 Rabidly Active Twitter Followers? Check Out This Guru's Surprising Path

You might be surprised to learn how Steve Farnsworth earned over 113,000 highly engaged Twitter followers. His bonafides reflect his followers’ hyperactivity. Steve was named by Forbes contributor Haydn Shaughnessy as a Top 50 Social Media Influencer, cited by LinkedIn as a Top 25 Social Media …

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Activist photographed Cochran's wife

A Mississippi political activist has been arrested for allegedly breaking into the nursing home of Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife and photographing Rose Cochran without her consent, the Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported Saturday.<p>Rose Cochran has lived in the St. Catherine’s Village facility since 2000 …

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As a member, you can take as many courses as you want with no additional costs.<p>You get:<p>Online and self-paced UX Design courses<br>• Industry-trusted Course …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

These Maps Show How Segregated The US Still Is

America might be less segregated now than ever, but it remains far from total racial integration.<p>2010 Census maps, posted to Reddit by user DMan9797, illustrate this point well.<p>Check out the maps, in which darker spots show higher population density for a particular race (click here for larger …

Paul tops 2014 campaigns' wish list

Rand Paul’s youth appeal. Scott Walker’s battle scars. Chris Christie’s swagger.<p>It’s enough to make a 2014 campaign manager’s mouth water.<p>The next presidential election is two years away, but Republicans running for office this cycle already have an array of surrogate options when it comes to …

Rob Ford’s 12 most “Rob Ford” moments

<b>Rob Ford (Reuters/Aaron Harris)</b><p>He’s arm-wrestled Hulk Hogan, danced to Bob Marley, smoked crack and cursed in front of kids — all in a day’s work<p>Sarah Dougherty<p>May 18, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>With noted human cartoon and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in rehab, …

Chrome Most Used While Firefox Falls Below Safari and IE

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today updated its browser share report, showing how the market has changed in the last eight months. While Chrome continues to dominate in desktop and mobile usage, the biggest change we noticed is that Firefox has dropped from second place to …

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