Monthly Archives: August 2013

Comparing Prada and Fendi on Facebook: Who is Most Popular?

Prada (71,630 followers) is more popular on Facebook than Fendi (62,186) according to data extracted from the Wisdom app.

In both cases, New York is the top city where followers are located, and in general the majority are urban. Similarly, both brands are most popular with the 22-28 years old age-bracket.

Fendi, is slightly more female-oriented (74% female vs 69% female)



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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World



If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.

Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.

If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out There were also fantastic posts on Business Insider and Bored Panda earlier this year that are worth checking out. Enjoy!


1. Where Google Street View is Available


Map by Google



2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System


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Apple’s September 10 Event Date For Next iPhone Gets A Strong, If Unofficial Confirmation


If you’re in the habit of scheduling time off for key Apple product unveilings, it’s pretty safe to book September 10. The date was floated this weekend by AllThingsD for a press event and official unveiling, and now The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple has confirmed that date. Dalrymple, apart from being the father to an amazing beard, is also maybe the single-best informed outside source regarding Apple’s product event plans.

The date for the event will put it on a Tuesday just at the start of September, as AllThingsD reported. ATD itself is a pretty solid source, so there was little doubt that would be the day, but Dalrymple’s confirmation essentially makes things official – without, you know, actually making them official.

We’ll probably see the iPhone 5S at this event, which by all reports would look a lot like the iPhone 5 but might pack some improvements including a…

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Ti prego, lasciati mandare al macero

Scrivi qui i tuoi pensieri… (opzionale)

Cercando Oblivia - Il blog di Pippo Russo

Cari amici, questa è la stroncatura del libro vincitore del Premio Bancarella 2013, pubblicata il 3 agosto dall’Unità. Buona lettura, e se ritenete sia il caso diffondete.


Quale significato dobbiamo dare ai premi letterari nell’Italia di oggi? L’interrogativo è attuale più che mai dopo l’assegnazione del Premio Bancarella a “Ti prego lasciati odiare” di Anna Premoli. Un articolo editoriale etichettato come narrativa e pubblicato dalla Newton Compton nella sua ormai consolidata linea di produzione rosa sciocching. Già la confezione è un preannuncio di cosa attende il lettore: un titolo da rivistina d’epoca pre-femminista, una foto con faccina femminile manierata da catalogo della Vestro, e la solita fascetta acchiappa-lettori che ha fatto della casa editrice romana la regina assoluta dell’Era Fascettista. In questo caso, la formula fasciante è particolarmente allusiva: “Se è un caso letterario ci sarà un perché”. E a dire il vero, il perché lo abbiamo trovato…

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Les Supporters de l’AS Monaco Etaient les Plus Nombreux en Déplacement

6 Mai 1992 - Stadio da Luz: Monaco - Werder Bremen

6 Mai 1992 – Stadio da Luz: Monaco – Werder Bremen

Durant le dernier championnat de Ligue 2, saison 2012/2013 les supporters monégasques furent en moyenne les plus nombreux a se déplacer.

Cette recherche a été effectué avec les données de la LFP en additionnant le nombre des supporters en déplacement, pour chaque club et chaque journée, divisant le tout par 19 (chaque club joue dix-neuf matches à l’extérieur.)

Voici les clubs de tête:

AS Monaco 252

FC Nantes 237

RC Lens 202

Bravo à tous!

Le record pour l’AS Monaco fut de 577 lors du match a’ Nantes. Pour leur part, les supporters nantais détiennent le record pour un seul match: ils étaient 877 a’ Angers pour la 31eme journée.

Pour le détail consultez ce fichier Excel: SupportersDeplacementLigue2-2012-2013.

Bitcoin Clampdown Continues As Federal Judge Says It’s A Currency


Wikipedia calls Bitcoin a cryptocurrency (a currency that relies on cryptography), but now it’s official. A federal judge in Texas has declared that Bitcoin is a currency and should therefore be regulated just like U.S. dollars or gold. The ruling represents yet another attempt to regulate Bitcoin transactions, threatening the original purpose of the currency.

While it looks like a recognition that Bitcoins are worth something, the decision threatens once again Bitcoin’s utopian concept. As a reminder, the Department of Homeland Security recently issued a seizure warrant on Bitcoin exchange service Mt. Gox because it didn’t comply to money transfer regulations.

Today’s decision goes in the same direction. BTCST, a Bitcoin-based hedge fund, claimed that “the BTCST investments are not securities because Bitcoin is not money, and is not part of anything regulated by the United States,” wrote Judge Amos Mazzant. She then stated the exact opposite of BTCST’s defense:

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Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M


Yes, you read that right. The Washington Post Company just announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its newspaper publishing business to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million.

“I, along with Katharine Weymouth and our board of directors, decided to sell only after years of familiar newspaper-industry challenges made us wonder if there might be another owner who would be better for the Post (after a transaction that would be in the best interest of our shareholders),” said Post Chairman and CEO Donald Graham in a press release. (The Graham family has owned a controlling stake in the Post since the 1930s.) “Jeff Bezos’ proven technology and business genius, his long-term approach and his personal decency make him a uniquely good new owner for the Post.”

In the same release, Bezos promises that “the Post’s values will not change.” He has supposedly asked Post CEO…

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