Thursday, July 24, 2008

Scan the Day's Headlines with Wordle


Scan the Day's Headlines with Wordle

Visual learners can thank Wordle, a site that creates a word cloud from text or RSS inputs, for making the printed word a little more palatable.

my site looks like this:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Faces in Places

Faces in Places

George Orwell's "1984" forever popularized the phrase, "Big Brother is watching you." This blog believes others are watching you, too, but these commonplace siblings are less judgmental. (At least, we like to think so.) The collaborative collection highlights faces in such unexpected places as a roof, your front door, a hot iron, or even that muffin you had for breakfast. From screaming faces to friendly ones, angry features to those more fowl, visages with crazy eyes or beady peepers, or the vast array of purse faces—there's a mug here for everyone. Still having trouble picking facial features out of the ordinary? A tour through the gallery may illuminate new ways to see food, buildings, transportation, garden tools, everyday gadgets, and familiar things around the house. Even the red jacket zipper fish is much more fun than Big Brother.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Juiciest Religious Factoids

from the Steven Waldman blog:

For someone who is both a religion junkie and a numbers junkie, the fabulous new Pew Religious Landscape survey has left me a bit giddy. Every page tells an amazing story. Eventually, we'll parse this more thematically but for now...[read the rest of the story]