Links for 1-6-2010

Even more random things I really think you should go read:

  • Scraping for Journalism: A Guide for Collecting Data: These skills are useful for more than journalism – we used similar techniques to match the missing after Katrina. Really good tutorials on how to find, extract and clean data to investigate.
  • What Could Have Been Entering the Public Domain: Horton Hears a Who!, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers should have entered the public domain this past Saturday. Good overview of the issue of commercializing culture.
  • Global Growth in Mobile Barcode Usage: Nice overview of the steady growth of QR codes in 2010. For the first time, the US leads the way in number of scans although Canada grew faster.
  • Updated Facebook : By request, up to date growth numbers for the Facebook. Looks like the 55+ crowd is starting to arrive with 10+% growth over 2009.

Happy Thursday!

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