Words spoken at the RNC/DNC

It might be a little late for an election infographic, but I thought this was interesting and helpful in visualizing platforms based on words said. It’d be interesting to compare the word content of candidates vs. the elected candidate in office to see if there is consistency.

P.S. See Mike Bostock’s other work here. I stumbled upon all this while looking for D3 tutorials.

Cowbird by Jonathan Harris

This is another really cool project by Jonathan Harris (he also made “We Feel Fine”).

Cowbird is a simple tool for telling stories, and a public library of human experience.

Cowbird is a small community of storytellers, interested in telling deeper, longer-lasting, more nourishing stories than you’re likely to find anywhere else on the Web. We are building a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance.

Cowbird is also experimenting with a new form of participatory journalism, allowing people from all over the world to collaborate in documenting the overarching “sagas” that affect our lives today. Sagas are things like the Japanese earthquake, the war in Iraq, and the Occupy Wall Street movement — things that touch millions of lives and shape the human story. We believe the real story of a saga is the story of every single person touched by the saga. But it’s never been possible to tell that kind of story — until now.”

Dribbble – Browse by Color

I love this! Has anybody ever heard of Dribbble? It’s a web based show and tell community for designers and I really liked their “Browse by Color” feature. I’ve seen many like it in the past but this one also lets you pick by hex value which I thought was cool. Plus their UI is gorgeous.

I’m thinking I might use this when considering color schemes.

A picture of Dribble, a show and tell web service for designers, and their "browse by color" feature
Dribble's "Browse by Color" feature.