Newsmap

Senor Erik fra Barcelona had a nice link in his site to Newsmap
“Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap’s objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.”

Surfing around

I bump again to this T-H-I-S N-I-C-E D-E-S-I-G-N. God damn I like this site, really need to train in flash :-/. Thought some sections has been under construction for months… wonder when they going to update it?

Also Neostream is pretty nice, impressive flash work. Lots of interesting transitions and animations. (No for slow bandwidth thought)

Danish Study Recommends Open Standards for EU and Govt.

The Danish government has wrapped up a two-year study of open source’s potential for the public sector, and has some pretty interesting things to say. The Board was particularly critical of closed, proprietary standards such as Microsoft’s Word format, arguing they go against the principles of e-government by requiring citizens to use particular software and reinforcing monopolies. Couldn’t agree more…
The Board recommended that the Danish government take an active role in promoting an open, XML-based alternative for file formats, either by switching to OpenOffice’s XML format or launching an EU-wide project to develop a new format.
I hope this wont be just talking but Danes will take action on this and hopefully whole EU.
Whole article at tekno.dk

How rich are you?

“Three decades ago, the people in well-to-do countries were 30 times better off than those in countries where the poorest 20 percent of the world’s people live. By 1998, this gap had widened to 82 times”

“The world’s 225 richest people now have a combined wealth of $1 trillion. That’s equal to the combined annual income of the world’s 2.5 billionpoorests people”

Calculate here how rich are you http://www.globalrichlist.com/

adbusters.org

I found a link to adbusters site. Adbusters is a global network of artists, activists, writers, etc.. who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Their ads are censored from biggest channels in US like MTV, CNN, Fox, NBC ABC etc…
Here is a few picks from their website.

» Is REALLY nicotine addictive let’s see what corporate leaders say under oath?

» WTO in Seattle 1999 nice video