Posts tagged ‘politics’

February 8, 2011

New World Map as Defined by Facebook

by Matt Forcey

The above map was created by Paul Butler, a data infrastructure engineering intern at Facebook.  Paul was interested in seeing  how geographical and political borders effect where Facebook users live in relation to their Facebook friends, and set off to create a visualization of which cities had a lot of connections between them. 

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September 20, 2010

America, The Gift Shop

by Matt Forcey

If American foreign policy had a gift shop, what would it sell?

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September 15, 2010

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

by Matt Forcey

There’s been a lot of news the past few weeks about the brewing battle over “Net Neutrality”, with big telco (Verizon and AT&T) lining up on one side of the firewall, and Internet-focused tech companies like Amazon, Vonage, and EBay on the other.  The drama has included some interesting and unexpected back-room deal making involving Google, Verizon, the FCC, and even some folks in Congress.  Now I know what you’re probably thinking: One, what the hell is net neutrality?  Two, why is this becoming such a big issue?  Three, why is Google, whose chivalrous corporate motto is “Do No Evil”, working with members of Congress for fuck’s sake?

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