Extremely helpful presentation from my friend Alisa Miller at PRI about the content of news in different media, with a riff on my idea of nutritional information labelling. Includes an exploration of ways we might improve American appetites for real news
Lovely essay from George Dyson links Borges's "Universal Library" (and a literary precursor), theories of universal language, book digitization and google book search to make a case that the author as filter is inevitable and eternal.
Paul Collier suggests that security interventions may be necessary to establish stability to allow for development in some of the world's poorest nations. Smart development economists respond (most in strong disagreement)
Interesting attempt to build a flow map from information posted in tweets, based on the phrase "just landed". Unclear that tracking flights back to people's stated place of origin is a good idea, but nice visualizations
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