Recent bits and pieces of interest:
- The New York Times has a good summary article about ManyEyes, the free, easy-to-use data visualization tool that allows you to upload whatever data set you want (the text of an entire book, your data from a class experiment) and show it in any of 16 formats. Very useful introduction if you haven’t played with ManyEyes before. (And one of the most e-mailed articles today, so apparently a lot of folks are liking the idea.)
- NYTimes (and everyone else) has an article about Sarah Palin’s Wikipedia article, showing how Wikipedia has become one facet of modern political campaigns. Separately, see Laura Miller’s review of Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet on Salon.com
- Via BoingBoing: Return your library books or go to jail!