Being the Pope these days is like being CEO of Microsoft. Still grasping straws of old technology and beliefs. In charge of a shrinking user base and praying your remaining stock remains blind and doesn’t know there’s a better way out there.
This is a fantastic data analysis of the porn industry. Ignoring it’s about porn, it’s a great example of how to study and present data about any topic. Well worth the read and the full infographic is available for download.
For example, what’s the average female porn star look?
Of course, NASCAR claims it’s to protect the victims.
Sometimes, late at night when I’m lying in the dark, I feel I’ve failed the Internet because I’ve never posted a picture of a cat.
I guess it’s okay for CBS to show a 2 slutty, broke girls pole dancing commercial, but SodaStream can’t say that using their products will save bottles.
Amazon’s price-earnings ratio is currently a mind-boggling 3,275x. Apple’s is 10x. Traditional valuation metrics are obviously pointless for Amazon, but if you were to use Amazon’s PE for Apple, the stock would be trading at $144,618 per share, for a market cap of $136 trillion.
[via Warren Colbert](via parislemon)
But is comparing these companies fair? They’re in different businesses. Apple’s in business to make money and Amazon clearly isn’t.
Pretty interesting website with interactive graphics.
The answer to the simple question in that headline is surprisingly hard to come by. So Slate and the Twitter feed @GunDeaths are collecting data for our crowdsourced interactive. This data is necessarily incomplete. But the more people who are paying attention, the better the data will be. You can help us draw a more complete picture of gun violence in America. If you know about a gun death in your community that isn’t represented here, please tweet @GunDeaths with a citation. (If you’re not on Twitter, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.) And if you’d like to use this data yourself for your own projects, it’s open. You can download it here.