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Twitter Makes Embedded Tweets More Detailed, Easier to Embed on.mash.to/WdEmHf — Pete Cashmore (@mashable) January 22, 2013  

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Meanwhile, this:

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  The map above is a snapshot of live tweets with the hashtag #hurricanesandy. Allowing for population density and liklihood of tweeting in general, could you predict the location (and future track?) of the hurricane from Twitter alone? A nice … Continue reading

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Interesting comment from Michael Mann, the man behind the hockey puck graph on global climate change: When it comes to climate change, true scepticism is two-sided. One-sided scepticism is no scepticism at all. Mann goes on to say he doesn’t even … Continue reading

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David Schankula shows his love by providing a great update here.

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Amazing: A government agency’s decision to revoke an employee’s security clearance cannot be reviewed by a federal court even if the decision is based on ethnic discrimination or religious prejudice or other unconstitutional grounds, a court said last week. More here. My … Continue reading

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Very sad to hear that David Macey has passed away. Beside his translations of Foucault he wrote one of the best biographies of Foucault. Coincidentally I’d just read his piece in the book Foucault in the Age of Terror not … Continue reading

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I’ve already tweeted this, but it’s worth a confirmation: Next week, the U.S. Census Bureau anticipates releasing local-level 2010 Census population counts for Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and Tennessee. For each state, the Census Bureau … Continue reading

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Just learned that I’ve been awarded a Woodward Memorial Fellowship for 2011-12! So pleased! I’ll be in Wisconsin (Madison/Milwaukee).

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Emptywheel notes the recent decision by the Spanish High Court to allow an investigation of Guantanamo torture claims by former detainee Lahcen Ikassrien. The Center for Consitutional Rights is quoted as saying it is a “monumental” decision and “the most … Continue reading