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The ultimate internet glossary: from 4chan to Zynga

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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4chan 4chan has been in the news recently, as the site that hosted hacked photographs of naked celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence (you may have heard about this). But what is 4chan? Well, basically, it’s an aesthetically-ugly-as-sin image board which allows users to post pretty much anything. It was started by a teenage boy in his […]

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Map some noise: how your smartphone can help tackle city sound pollution

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Noise pollution in cities is causing our health to suffer: according to the World Health Organisation, one in five Europeans is regularly exposed to sound levels at night that could significantly damage their health, leading to cardiovascular diseases, sleep disturbance and stress. Until recently, monitoring these noise levels has been left up to local councils, […]

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The rise and rise of emoji social networks

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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If it seemed like Yo, the zero-character social network, was a low/high point (delete as appropriate) of the internet, you were wrong: things can still get worse/better. Witness the rise of the emoji-based social network. Over the course of the last two months, no fewer than three separate networks have launched promising to revolutionise our […]

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Brazilians are writing their own bus stop signs and it’s working

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The week’s best city stories explore “zombie” streetcars in San Francisco, bus-stop stickers in Porto Alegre and the restoration of deserted Rust Belt train station terminals. We’d love to hear your responses to these stories and any others you’ve read recently, both at Guardian Cities and elsewhere: share your thoughts in the comments below. Better […]

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Personalising climate change through open data and apps

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Government-released open data is fuelling a whole new level of innovation in sustainability. Moving beyond hackathons, today’s climate data partnerships are creating unique ventures that cross boundaries between business, government and academia. In the US, “datapaloozas” – gatherings focused on creating open data innovations in the areas of health, education, energy and safety across sectors […]

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