Tweets of the week
— Evan Cohen (@_evnc) October 22, 2015
— Mike Freeman (@mf_viz) October 20, 2015
— harlemlibrarian (@harlemlibrarian) October 22, 2015
Elsewhere in information news
- From Tech Crunch: Twitter is rolling out a polling tool for all users. Brace for an avalanche of questions in your feed.
- The Seattle Public Library’s “branding initiative” has gotten some rough press coverage, and commenters were none too kind when responding to a survey about the plan.
- From a thoughtful New York Times opinion piece on the future of libraries: “The principal danger facing libraries comes not from threats like these but from ill-considered changes that may cause libraries to lose their defining triple role: as preservers of the memory of our society, as providers of the accounts of our experience and the tools to navigate them — and as symbols of our identity.”
- Nate Silver, the data guru behind FiveThirtyEight, says big data has peaked, and what’s needed are data scientists to leverage it. “Data is a lot messier and noisier than people want to acknowledge.”
- From the Guardian, this story about detainees at a secretive Chicago police warehouse makes great use of data visualizations and other graphics to create a cool and unusual user experience.