We Are All Connected

Photo by world change via Flickr with Creative Commons
11.24.2013
(was 03.10.2013)

We are connected -- probably connected in ways neither of us has dreamed of. Forget six degrees of separation; on Facebook we have only 3.74. And that's just today.

  1. Lada Adamic on data science at Facebook

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    Lada Adamic is one of a host of data scientists working at facebook. Anne Strainchamps wanted to know what all those sociologists are up to.

    Check out Facebook's social science website.

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  2. Alexander Stille on Revolutionary Poetry in Somalia

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    Somalia didn’t have a written language until the 1970's, and today, many if not most Somalis still live within an oral tradition. And in that tradition the poet is king.

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  3. Olga Nunes on voice mail

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    Olga Nunes records voicemail memories of smell.

    WANT TO SHARE YOUR MEMORY TOO? Just call 415-857-0589 (it is a Google voicemail box).

    Want to hear more memories from others?

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  4. Miguel Paz on Poderopedia

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    Poderopedia's goal is to make those connections more transparent.  It’s a crowd-sourced map of business and political power in Chile.

     

    CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO IN ENGLISH EXPLAINING PODEROPEDIA.

    HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA VER UN VIDEO EN ESPANOL QUE EXPLICA PODEROPEDIA.
     

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  5. Jason Rohrer on Chain World

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    In the gaming world, game designer Jason Rohrer is a god. Now, saying someone is a god in a certain field is a figure of speech.  I mean, they’re not REALLY immortal beings.  That is, unless you’re Jason Rohrer.  

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