The Echo Nest director of developer platform Paul Lamere has determined the recording artist that is most “distinctive” to music fans in any state — that is to say, their favorite artists, relative to the people in other states — and presented his findings in the map below.
Blurred lines: data project shows popular running routes in 22 cities An age of inexpensive wearable devices that track our every move, and having plenty of places to post that information publicly has resulted in a perfect mix of data that shows where people are exercising. Nathan Yau over at Flowing Data has done just that, taking public running logs from RunKeeper and stacking them up over maps of the cities. The result is a collection of maps for 22 cities (most of which are in the US) that shows what routes get the most foot traffic.
Only puny secrets need protection. Big secrets are protected by public incredulity. You can actually dissipate a situation by giving it maximal coverage. As to alarming people, that’s done by rumours, not by coverage