Things Yahoo! Has Made Better
ilovecharts captures the general feeling about Yahoo!’s possible acquisition of Tumblr.
A favorite Milwaukee artist posts an image called “Data” … I can’t resist re-blogging. Although the data do look rather boring.
[O]nce your data exists, it is in the system, and the people who control the system can see it. No matter what they say, how much they protest that privacy controls are in place, or how senior their security executive is, your data is visible to someone.
— Roger Kay
, “Bloomberg Isn’t the Only Company Able to Spy on Users” (via tofias
Congressional austerity means little budget for color or curved lines.
— U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, in response to criticism
of the chart he brought to the floor this week.
We, like many parts of America, are plagued by gun violence. This week, the loss of one young man’s life is again too much to bear. But let’s remember this: there is hope. Despite this tragedy, crime has fallen dramatically in and around Milwaukee’s Washington Park. It has done so at a faster rate than the surrounding neighborhood and the city as whole. The very tangible difference that organizations like the Urban Ecology Center and Habitat for Humanity have made in the lives of Washington Park neighborhood residents should be celebrated.
The thoughts and prayers of so many of us are with the family of Daniel J. Garder, who died in Washington Park this week.
Nice interview with Matt Richardson about Milwaukee’s Data Initiative.
Your house as a Big Data source … one flush at a time.