Recent Links 02/04/2009

  • This site was built over a couple of days right after the 2009 presidential inauguration by a group of Obama-supporters/friends in various states. We were unable to make it to D.C for various reasons but still wished to engage in the moment. There are many (infact millions!) of other people that wished to make it to D.C., but were unable due to family, work, and other obligations. We therefore created this site for anyone to share, view, and vote on images capturing that special series of days. Whether you were in D.C. or not, you probably did something special. Yes, YOU! Because really, this was the people’s election

    tags: social studies, politics, presidents, history

  • Video Mashups, Animal Videos, Wildlife Footage

    Make a custom nature film with animal clips, sounds, and more, then share.

    tags: animals, science, web 2.0, national geographic, editor, film, mashup, video

  • Would you like to know the geographical distribution of your surname in the US? Here you will find the distribution of your surname sorted by states. Type your surname in the search field!

    Here you find the absolute and relative distribution of your surname: the absolut distribution will give you an approximate number of persons with the surname living in a certain state. The relative distribution indicates the proportion of persons with that surname in a certain state in relation to the total size of the population.

    tags: names, surnames, demographics, visualization

  • Singularity University aims to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity‚Äôs grand challenges.

    tags: higher.ed, educational reform,, technology

  • National Technical Information Service, Library of Commerce. High resolution videos: footage ranges from WWII Disney productions to Army training films to Fish and Wildlife Service documentaries of wilderness areas.

    tags: video, politics, free, resources

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.