Monthly Archives: March 2012

Visual.ly : Explore the Best Data Visualizations on the Web

http://visual.ly/

Explore the Best Data Visualizations on the Web

Infographics and data visualizations are shifting the way people find and experience stories, creating a new way of seeing the world of data. They help communicate complex ideas in a clear, compact and beautiful way, taking deep data and presenting it in visual shorthand. We’ve collected the best examples on the web and gathered them for you to reference, share, and enjoy.

Promote Your Work

As a designer of visualizations, you want as many people as possible to see your work. Your Visual.ly profile serves as your portfolio, exposing you to hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors and allowing you to track how popular your content is within a community of data visualization enthusiasts.

Create Your Own Data Visualizations

Visualizations are powerful, but they’ve required time and hard work to create — until now. You no longer need expensive software, extensive design skills, or number crunching ability. We’re building a tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create professional quality designs with their own data. And when you’re ready to show your work to the world, publish it on your Visual.ly profile, your own personal showcase.

Partner

Visual.ly partners with the world’s leading publications and brands, bringing our tools and talented team to bear on your data visualization needs, whenever bespoke creation is needed.

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Hangman online

http://www.hangman.no/

Welcome to Hangman.no – The Hangman where you can play existing games, play against a friend or make your own word lists for online distribution. All to a cool tune and slick animations. Note: This game uses Flash and is currently not compatible with iPhones and iPads.
Remember, you can click the on-screen keyboard or use your actual keyboard to input letters.

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13 Awesome Things to do with all those photos you take with your i-Phone

http://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-photo-tips-2012-2?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Falleyinsider%2Fsilicon_alley_insider+%28Silicon+Alley+Insider%29

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EAP-related websites

http://www.baleap.org.uk/baleap/resources/eap-related-websites 
Links to EAP journals, online learning resources and useful organisations

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Filed under English for Academic Purposes, English Language

The Updated Guide to all things twitter

http://theedublogger.com/2012/02/13/the-updated-twitteraholics-guide-to-tweets-hashtags-and-all-things-twitter

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Oddity Central

http://www.odditycentral.com
Oddity Central is all about the oddities of our world. If you’re looking for bizarre events, unique travel destinations, weird inventions, freaky characters or odd art, you’ll most likely find here. Simply put, Oddity Central is a collection of oddities gathered from all around the world.

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Filed under "video clips", English Language, Film and TV, Social Media

Poems in the Waiting Room

I love Poems in the Waiting Room, it’s such a fantastic idea…free poetry for patients waiting for medical appointments, rest home residents waiting for meals, outings or appointments, hospice patients and their families and prison inmates.
Read about the original English version here :http://www.pitwr.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/1.html?submenu=0
Read about the New Zealand version here : http://waitingroompoems.wordpress.com/ 

 

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