While there is Pinterest, which basically pins pictures and is more visual, there is Instapaper which allows you to keep a running list of what you might be interested in reading.
Here are a few clips worth reading.
"Zuckerberg told Noda that the tsunami that struck the nation inspired him to find ways that the social network can help people in natural disasters. Last month, Facebook rolled out a "Disaster Message Board" in Japan to help people find each other during emergencies.
For years Facebook lagged behind other social networks in Japan. But it doubled its users after last year's tsunami and jumped into the No. 1 position ahead of Twitter and domestic competitor Mixi."
“In the same way that past Federal investments in information-technology R&D led to dramatic advances in supercomputing and the creation of the Internet, the initiative we are launching today promises to transform our ability to use Big Data for scientific discovery, environmental and biomedical research, education, and national security,” said Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, in a prepared statement.
“IBM views Big Data as organizations’ most valuable natural resource, and the ability to use technology to understand it holds enormous promise for society at large,” said David McQueeney, vice president of software, IBM Research, in a statement. “The Administration’s work to advance research and funding of big data projects, in partnership with the private sector, will help federal agencies accelerate innovations in science, engineering, education, business and government.”
Notable from WH FAQ: The Center of Excellence on Visualization and Data Analytics (CVADA), a collaboration among researchers at Rutgers University and Purdue University (with three additional partner universities each) leads research efforts on large, heterogeneous data that First Responders could use to address issues ranging from manmade or natural disasters to terrorist incidents; law enforcement to border security concerns; and explosives to cyber threats.
[Geospatial] Guardian: OpenStreetMap verse Google Maps
The stark difference between these two images of Sarajevo really brought home the impressive coverage of OpenStreetMap and more importantly it really shows the power of open data, open software and communities of people driven to solve problems.
The Independent Riots Communities and Victims Panel was set up to examine and understand why the August 2011 riots took place. The Riots Communities and Victims Panel’s final report has now been published. This sets out our final findings and recommendations for action to help prevent future riots.
America's longtime counterterrorism czar warns that the cyberwars have already begun--and we might be losing.
[Lighter Fare] WSJ: Drowning in Files? Hoarding Goes Digital
"Digital hoarding is a huge problem. There is so much available storage, we don't have to make decisions anymore," says David D. Nowell, a neuropsychologist specializing in attention issues in Worcester, Mass. "The problem isn't that it slows down your computer—it slows down your brain," he warns, since each of those photos, links and folders demands some mental energy.