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Make Collaboration Easier

How One Woman Managed a Project with 54 Collaborators—
Without Banging Her Head on Her Desk Even Once

Not long after Trina Chiasson launched Infoactive, a platform for building mobile-friendly, interactive infographics with live data, she was approached by Dyanna Gregory, a statistical programmer, who asked: “what are you doing to ensure that the data that goes into your platform is good?”

It was a valid question. Infoactive was designed to be an easy and affordable tool to create compelling data visualizations—even for people without a background in stats or data science. But it wasn’t built to monitor the quality of the data fed into it. They decided that what they needed was an easy-to-use book to teach people how to use data correctly, to ensure that their infographics not only told a complex data story clearly, but accurately.

So Trina, the newly minted CEO of Infographics and a Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow, put out a call for volunteer contributors for an open-sourced book on data visualization.







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The top 10 fictitious biographies | Books | The Guardian

I love this genre — now that I think of it as a genre…

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thechapterfourblog:

Holy shit.
If that doesn’t put the finest point on it you’ve ever seen/heard, I don’t know what does.

thechapterfourblog:

Holy shit.

If that doesn’t put the finest point on it you’ve ever seen/heard, I don’t know what does.

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Will This New Bike Solve All Your Bike-Thief Problems? Maybe.

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tagged: yerka, bicycle, bike is the lock,







huffingtonpost:

Matt Damon Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Toilet Water For 800 Million Without Clean H2O

Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Find out who Damon challenges here. 

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buzzfeedfood:

these topping combos will change your avocado game forever

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macabrekawaii:

itscalledfashionlookitup:

When people compare the greatness that is The Simpsons to other animated shows like Family Guy it makes me want to set myself on fire

I went on a date last year and jokingly said “Don’t ask me I’m just a girl” and giggled at a 35 year old man thinking he’d get the reference and instead he said “that’s what I like to hear.”

Hey — I would’ve got, but your Lisa Simpson impersonation sucked…

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