Social news site Digg.com saw its share of ups and downs through 2010, particularly after the launch of V4. The tumultuous last months of that year had many wondering if the site would make it through 2011. It not only made it through but improved dramatically with the launch of hot new features and a glimmer of hope. Through the wave, one thing has remained constant: the ever-growing diversity of content.
With the use of sensors and hand-held electronics, the real-time city is now a reality. Carlo Ratti is a civil engineer and architect who teaches at MIT in Cambridge, MA where he directs the SENSEable City Laboratory. There, his team studies the data we create — phone calls made, garage thrown away — to generate stunning visualizations of city life. [Read more...]