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futurejournalismproject:

Comin’ Down the Mountain

Byron Essert and Alex Tongue skate down the Alps.

sociology-of-space:

Bench to Bedroom: Urban Furniture Turned Homeless Shelters

http://weburbanist.com/2014/07/24/bench-to-bedroom-public-furniture-turned-homeless-shelters/

"Whereas London and Montreal have installed spikes on the sidewalks to keep homeless people from getting too comfortable, Vancouver offers a kind welcome with benches that transform into mini-shelters. A nonprofit called RainCity Housing teamed up with Spring Advertising to create the modified public benches in order to provide a covered place to sleep while simultaneously raising awareness….”

(via theofficehobo)

shortformblog:

kingjaffejoffer:

This happens in 2014

O’Ryan’s take: “Im sure this letter is filled with reasoned, thoughtful opinions about race in the US and what role the media plays.”

Also, should point out that this letter is typewritten.

pewinternet:

In light of the Ferguson happenings, here’s a look at how news breaks and conversations spread on Twitter.

More — 8 key takeaways about social media and the news. Half of Facebook and Twitter users get news on those sites as do 62% of reddit users. 

(via pewresearch)

whytuesday:

Sure, we’ve always thought that online voting would be convenient, but a judge in Maryland will be hearing arguments soon whether it’s a right that the state is obligated to provide its disabled voters. It’s a compelling argument, and we can’t wait to see how it pans out. What do you think?