With all the imprints out there, it's sometimes difficult to know which imprint belongs to which of the big five publishers.
👓 A brief history on American political parties | Marty Duren
As part of my ongoing effort to supplant the two major political parties… Did you know George Washington was not a member of a political party? In fact, he found them dangerous, and warned about them. The first President of the United States got it right. In his farewell address, George Washingto...
Interesting infographics here.
👓 Infographic Breaks Down Film Genre Popularity of the Past 100 Years | No Film School
Check out this cool look into how Film Genre Popularity has evolved over time from 1910 - 2018.
👓 Curve-Fitting | xkcd
Cauchy-Lorentz: "Something alarmingly mathematical is happening, and you should probably pause to Google my name and check what field I originally worked in."
I love that it’s all the exact same data points…
👓 Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus shun HTML, causing the infographic plague. | Kevin Marks
By choosing images over links, and by restricting markup, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are hostile to HTML. This is leading to the plague of infographics crowding out text, and of video used to convey minimal information. The rise of so-called infographics has been out of control this year, though the term was unknown a couple of years ago. I attribute this to the favourable presentation that image links get within Facebook, followed by Twitter and Google plus, and of course though other referral sites like Reddit. By showing a preview of the image, the item is given extra weight over a textual link; indeed even for a url link, Facebook and G+ will show an image preview by default.
👓 The Infographic Plague is actually a plague of lazy journalists and bloggers | The Next Web
I breathed a sigh of relief when I read Megan McCardle's Ending the Infographic Plague on The Atlantic a few days ago. Someone had said it at last! As useful as a really well-produced infographic can be, there's some real dross out there and it's time we talked about the problem.