Davis Wiki – The definitive resource for Davis, California

Welcome to the community wiki for Davis, California, USA! This project is an interconnected community effort to explore, discuss and compile anything and everything about Davis — especially the little, enjoyable things. This entire site is maintained by the people who use it: Everyone can edit this website!

via Davis Wiki – The definitive resource for Davis, California.

Knight Foundation Awards

Wednesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the winners of its annual Knight News Challenge, a contest funding innovative ideas for disseminating news and information to local communities with digital technologies. 12 entrants were awarded a grand total of $2.74 million, the largest share, $400k, going to Eric Rodenbeck and his data visualization project CityTracking.

via Knight Foundation Awards $2.74M to 2010 News Challenge Winners.

NADANU | About Us

Nadanu enables non-profits, educational institutions, campaign fundraisers and businesses to use a secure, next-generation fundraising platform to increase interaction, awareness and support. Based around a visual, fun and unique user interface, Nadanu allows people to give at any time at any level of support, whether from a mobile phone, social media network or the web.

In addition to the end-user experience, Nadanu enables organizations to interact with their donors with dynamic content delivered directly to the application.

via NADANU | About Us.

Stuff I've been reading

Thinking about happiness actually makes you happier, says Penelope Trunk (and she has a carefully arranged expression at the top of her blog which suggests happiness and seriousness in equal measure).

A lot of people seem to be talking about chartbeat, which provides realtime web analytics. Anyone using it?

The Italians have started publicly tracking CCTV camera locations. Seems odd that no-one in Britain is doing this.

Using the Drake equation to work out why this guy doesn’t have a girlfriend. Frankly, if this paper doesn’t get him an attractive geekette in the next seven days, there’s no justice.

A US developer is working on open transit data using the GTFS format. Before reading this, I didn’t even know there was a GTFS format.

The history of slavery scars our comfortable view of the world in unexpected ways.