The name of the managing editor at WCBS 880 AM?...
(via inothernews) Steve Holt!
On Mainstream Media and Tumblr...
soupsoup: “I’ve found that Tumblr’s hard to explain to people who don’t do it. I think Twitter is — people kind of know what Twitter is at this point. If you look at Tumblr from the front end, if you show it to someone when you’re not logged in, it looks kind of like a blog platform that doesn’t really look all that great, and it’s very hard to follow from the outside because a lot of it is a...
bundlehq: Bundle Managing Editor Janet Paskin is in ur TV, talkin’ bout how u spend money. (♥ her.) Yeah, Paskin!
The real leaders are on TV and radio, and they have very different imperatives...– David Frum, Waterloo
Portion Sizes Increase in 'Last Supper' Paintings
Story at USA Today. And bravo, Jonster.
A Benz v. Paskin Financial Faceoff →
From janetpaskin: “We heard a lot toward the end of 2009 that the economy was getting better, and from a spending standpoint, our data did suggest that people were spending more at the end of 2009 than they were at the end of 2008, so that’s good news. Other than that, I’m fascinated by many slices of our data. The disparity in spending from place to place can be stunning: In...
Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted... →
claytoncubitt: “Dumbfounded citizens from Maine to California gazed helplessly at the frightening chunk of print, unsure of what to do next. Without an illustration, chart, or embedded YouTube video to ease them in, millions were frozen in place, terrified by the sight of one long, unbroken string of English words.”
Pretty great new resource. Google Public Data Explorer
LAPOWINSA: Look, we not want to seem patronizing—after all, it’s your duffel...– Mannahatta, May 24, 1626 (Yoni Brenner, New Yorker)
New Bundle data is live: More merchants, a look at...
Hello and good morning, data nerds in Tumblr-land. If you get a moment, head over to Bundle and check out the latest data snapshots uploaded over the weekend, showing American cities’ spending patterns in November and December 2009. A quick snapshot of what the latest numbers show: 1. Holiday spending was up over the previous year. U.S. residents, on average, spent more in December 2009...
How much do you spend on tampons? →
(File Under: Personal finance topics I never thought we’d be covering)
Sports Illustrated: The hero who vanished. By... →
If I’ve learned anything from @longreads, it’s reminded me that Sports Illustrated has really great storytelling. And I’m not even a huge sports fan.
The anonymous comments section of any major media site or popular blog will be...– Why are you so terribly disappointing? (via marco)
Could It Be That the Best Chance to Save a Young... →
It’s just that easy! The descriptions of his phone calls with Wells Fargo made me sweat.