interesting piece in the SMH this morning suggesting that bloggers and ‘internet pundits‘ are ‘exerting a “disproportionately large influence” on society….. “They’re not representative of the larger audience, but what they’re saying does matter” . Makes me wonder about the ethical responsibilities for people with disproportionately loud voices. Then makes me wonder whether, as there is such a low barrier to entry to blogging (or being ‘active’ on the internet) and voices are (in theory) so easily refuted… perhaps there is no such responsibility? Not sure. Thoughts anyone?
guidelines for making pretty interactive maps friendly and accessible
why are these so compelling? Is it the joy of immediacy after so many years of slow, clunky websites? Or perhaps it is the pleasure of the fluid movement, with information overlaying the maps.
The most frustrating thing in localized applications is when you can’t find the way to change the language it uses, to the one of your choice. Language and localisation (what (not) to do)
have you seen the UPA 2005 Salary Survey? [warning – PDF]. Paul Sherman, who authored the report made a note in his summary that ‘The average salary for males was $82,882; for females, $74,316’. I’m not even sure if I’m surprised or disappointed. Any thoughts? (via WebWord) ALSO: via Lela: Google in need of the feminine touch