Recommended by elsterama on August 19, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
The famine eating up northeast Africa and threatening 13 million people is probably something you've seen out of the corner of your eye. A terrible thing, to be sure, but life goes on. Well, for some. Now, the World Food Programme has pulled open data from the United Nations, USAID and their own food distribution program and used mapping technology to enable us to visualize the data involved; to turn it, in fact, from data into knowledge, from data points to human beings and from what to so what. The resulting map is dynamic and easy to understand, if hard to digest.Continue
Pope Benedict XVI tweeted for the first time today. His tweet was to announce the new Vatican news aggregator, News.va, which has gone live.
The Pope pushed the site live and tweeted about it using an iPad. The site itself is the first time the Vatican has provided a single place for all the news and opinion surrounding the Church, the Vatican state and the Pope.Continue