Day: September 10, 2008

BBC’s The Box

BBC News: We have painted and branded a BBC container and bolted on a GPS transmitter so you can follow its progress all year round as it criss-crosses the globe. The Box will hopefully reach the US, Asia, the Middle East , Europe and Africa and when it does BBC correspondents will be there to report on who’s producing goods and who’s consuming them.

My Wordle

Doscovered via this article, with accompanying Wordles for the RNC and DMC speeches. I love that “like” features, although I can’t quite understand why “spend” is my most popular word on How shallow am I? Like.

My Wordle

What Your Global Neighbors Are Buying

Interesting visualisation of spending. I was surprised by the Electronics stat for Ireland, must be just my peer group.

New York Times: How people spend their discretionary income – the cash that goes to clothing, electronics, recreation, household goods, alcohol – depends a lot on where they live. People in Greece spend almost 13 times more money on clothing as they do on electronics. People living in Japan spend more on recreation than they do on clothing, electronics and household goods combined. Americans spend a lot of money on everything.