The Internet in real-time

What a cool way of visualizing the Internet and its immensity!

Check this out!


Click the animation to open the full version (via pennystocks.la).

Data Journalism winners announced

Data journalism is a relatively new, but growing field of the practice in story telling. While data crunching is not new to the practice of journalism, data journalism is an innovation. Understanding data mining, data visualization, spreadsheets, and some basic programming are some of the skills required. (Don’t be scared. This part does not require prior programming experience).

Here are examples.

Here’s the “Art Market for Dummies,” an interesting way of knowing who are the most “bankable artists” today.

Here’s BBC’s “The Great British class calculator.” This is a fun quiz that lets British know which “class” they are by putting in some data and answering some questions.

Check the other winners here at The 2013 Data Journalism Awards: The 8 Winners announced!

via DJA | Global Editors Network.

Do we need a privacy law?

Apparently, we do. A technical working group composed of government and private sector representatives are studying several bills filed in Congress.

Excerpt:

MANILA, Philippines — A technical working group composed of government and private sector representatives agreed that the data privacy bills should adopt the European Union framework on data privacy, a spokesperson told INQUIRER.net on Wednesday.