- Galleon’s Web
Great visualization of the Galleon insider trading case by the Wall Street Journal.
- PISA based Wealth Comparison
More visualization, this time by German weekly Die Zeit (also available in German).
- The Like Log Study
Seems like we have a topic for this issue of “Information Overload”… Here’s another interesting data analysis, this time about Facebook “Likes” on news web sites.
- Anatomy of a Crushing
Interesting article on the Pinboard blog on how they dealt with the onslaught of Delicious refugees right before Christmas.
- Why Angry Birds is so successful and popular: a cognitive teardown of the user experience
Super interesting analysis of why Angry Birds is so popular. Makes you wonder how much of that was by design and how much was just plain luck.
- What Math?
Great post on an under-appreciated subject and some nice analogies to use next time someone gives you the “math isn’t useful” routine (it’s not, see.
- The Day MAME Saved My A**
This hit several news site last December, but I didn’t get around to read it until now. A game developer tells the story about how MAME helped him in porting an old game, despite all the trouble the publisher got him and his team in.
- Dispatch from SXSW: Have Startups Become a Fetish?
I’m glad there is more criticism about the startup craze lately, it’s really getting out of hand.
- Dubai on Empty
I’m glad this article from Vanity Fair was linked on Hacker News, it’s very much in line with my own limited experience in Dubai.
- World Day Against Cyber-Censorship: new “Enemies of the Internet” list
Compiled by Reporters Without Borders. Make sure you don’t miss the dropdown with per country information at the bottom!