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.