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Facebook’s ‘Locality of Friendship’

This visualization by Facebook intern Paul Butler illustrates what he calls the locality of friendship. I was interested in seeing how geography and political borders affected where people lived relative to their friends. I wanted a visualization that would show … Continue reading

14. December 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Networks | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

The Missed Call: The Decade’s Zeitgeist?

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a longer version of an upcoming syndicated column.) When people look back at the last decade for a technology zeitgeist they may choose SMS, or the iPod, or maybe even Facebook. Me? I’d choose the … Continue reading

10. November 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Digitial Divide, Innovation, Low tech, Networks, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

Traffic Light Scam II

More on the Italian traffic light scam. I wrote to Mr. Arrighetti asking for comment, and received this from Silvia Guelpa, who says she is a consultant to the company. In summary, she’s arguing that the company, and its founder … Continue reading

02. February 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

The Traffic Light Scam

If true, this is a scam that is going to fuel the conspiracy theories of every driver who feels they were fined unfairly for crossing a red light. Police in Italy have arrested the inventor of a smart traffic light … Continue reading

01. February 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Europe’s Top-heavy Leagues

 Spanish Primera Liga (48%)  German Bundesliga (54%)  English Premier League (47%)  French Ligue 1 (47%)  Greek Ethniki Katigoria (6%)  Dutch Eredivisie (25%)  Italy Serie A (24%)  English Championship (29%)  Scottish Premier League (29% This doesn’t have a lot to do with technology, … Continue reading

13. April 2007 by jeremy
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How To Infect An Airport

Could it be possible to use Radio Frequency ID tags, or RFID, to transmit viruses? Some researchers reckon so. Unstrung reports that a paper presented at the Pervasive Computing and Communications Conference in Pisa, Italy, the researchers from Vrije Universiteit in … Continue reading

16. March 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

An Idiot’s Guide To Prepaid GPRS

Further to my earlier post about GPRS traveling woes, I asked Syd Low of AlienCamel to offer his thoughts on the subject. He’s something of an old hand at the game. For the last two years I’ve gone “on the road” … Continue reading

29. June 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

On News Visualization, Part III

This week’s Loose Wire column in WSJ is about visualizing news. Researching the column I had a chance to interview Marcos Weskamp, the guy behind the very cool newsmap, who is setting up a studio specializing in interface design and … Continue reading

12. May 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Blogs, Design, E-commerce, Media, Resources, Software, apps, Taxonomy, Visualization | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On News Visualization, Part III

Sparking The Wi-Fi Revolution

Glancing at the charts on JiWire’s newlook website of the top 10 Wi-Fi countries and cities, I wondered whether it was worth taking a closer look at the figures to see if there’s any conclusions we could draw about the … Continue reading

25. March 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Wi Fi | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Hong Kongers Flock Online

The folks at Nielsen//NetRatings have released their latest Global NetView Analysis (PDF only) which shows, as they put it, that ‘the majority of usage growth has come from increased frequency of access or user session growth. Australia, France, Hong Kong … Continue reading

19. March 2005 by jeremy
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