Display advertising on the web is kind of broken. It's become an escalating war of all against all, and gamers are the adblockingest demographic there is. Eudaimoneers wants to call a truce, bring back a little trust and integrity, and make things better for indie gaming site owners, for the gamers who visit their sites, for advertisers who want to reach them, and do some good in the process: we will donate 10% of our revenues to charities selected by network members every month. [more inside]
The Rob Ford story has been a wild one, but there's so many characters that it's hard to remember them all. I'm a social psychology PhD student studying memes, and I've gotten deep into social network analysis over the past 2 years. Naturally, I decided to find out whether I could apply social network methods to the Rob Ford story. The result is rofo.ca, which displays many of the people, places, events, and phone calls that have shown up in newspapers and police reports. rofo.ca can serve as a complement to Robyn Doolittle's book, Crazy Town, and to the other reporting that has covered Rob Ford.
This is a site proposal for a new open-source community network. Before I start developing this idea, I need to know if other people are excited about it. If you like giving, thinking about social networks, or the internet, I'd love your thoughts!
If you work in IT, know your way around a computer or are just a puzzle-loving nerd, you should check out this site. Each level contains the password to the next. Solve all 50 to earn the title of Ultimate Problem Solver.
A friend and I built a simple map-based web site to help independent programmers and designers (what we call "hackers") find each other and organize meetups. We know from our own experience that this independent work can be lonely sometimes, so our hope is to help these people find nearby friends to work alongside or even collaborate with. Meetups can be organized for hanging out or just for work sessions at cafes. We are focused in particular on bringing people together from the Hacker News community (news.ycombinator.com) but I thought I'd post this here because I know there are a lot of independent, super savvy Internet folks in this community as well. Please sign up (takes 15 seconds) and add yourself to the map! (This is a barebones initial release but any and all feedback welcome.)