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    Fusion Tables and KML files: a primer

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This is a simple guide to creating an interactive map using Google’s Fusion Tables. I’m doing this guide because it took me absolute ages to get my head around this and once I did I realised how unbelievably simple the process is. So it’s time

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    Today’s protest action in the CBD. The ratio of police vehicles to protesters is only just in favour of the protesting group. But it is growing, seemingly.

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    Going in!

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    No new TV viewers or newspaper subscribers are being born, BuzzFeed president says | Poynter.

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    No new TV viewers or newspaper subscribers are being born, BuzzFeed president says | Poynter.

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    No new TV viewers or newspaper subscribers are being born, BuzzFeed president says | Poynter.

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    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Part narrative journalism, part graphic novel, the New York Times’ Tomato Can Blues is an intriguing experiment in new ways of telling a story. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/tomato-can-blues/

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    “I once showed a comments section to a man in Reno, just to watch him cry.”

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    kadrey:

    These are your kids on books.

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    Cory Doctorow

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    Cory Doctorow

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    I was lucky enough to get to hear Cory Doctorow speak this morning at the annual iWeek conference in Johannesburg. I’m a big fan of Doctorow, in particular his role in making people aware of the evils of DRM, the benefits of open source software

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    Web visualisation tools

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    Web visualisation tools

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    I’ve been thinking a lot recently about tools for visualising data online. I’m pretty much an amateur when it comes to these sorts of things so this looks to be a decent list of possibilities, most of which I haven’t heard of before: 
    http://inspiretrends.com/11-javascript-toolkit-for-creating-charts-and-graphs/

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    ‘Don’t be stupid’ – The heart of the BBC’s new social media guide

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    ‘Don’t be stupid’ – The heart of the BBC’s new social media guide

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    ‘Don’t be stupid’ – The heart of the BBC’s new social media guide

    The BBC’s new social media guidelines are pretty simple and clear. A good thing in the world of social media policies. The guide can be read here (PDF).

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