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New York Times special front page

Today’s front page of The New York Times contains no images, headlines or articles. It’s a long list of 1.000 names who lost their lives due to corona. A powerful way to honor all these people.

As the death toll from Covid-19 in the United States approaches 100,000, a number expected to be reached in the coming days, editors at The Times have been planning how to mark the grim milestone.

Putting 100,000 dots or stick figures on a page “doesn’t really tell you very much about who these people were, the lives that they lived, what it means for us as a country,” Ms. Landon said. So, she came up with the idea of compiling obituaries and death notices of Covid-19 victims from newspapers large and small across the country, and culling vivid passages from them.

Read more: The Project Behind a Front Page Full of Names

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Jake quits smoking

Jake Albaugh wants to quit smoking and to help himself along the way, he has created a dashboard that lists the time passed since quitting. And also the benefits of a life without nicotine.

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Mobile Phone Share of Activations: Pie Chart Remake

Today Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released the results of its research on mobile phone share of activations per manufacturer. You can question the validity of the research, but for now I’ll just assume the numbers are correct. CIRP bases its findings on a survey of (only) 500 US subjects that activated a new or used phone in the October-December 2014 period.

Their main conclusion:

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6+ billion tweets mapped

Eric Fischer made a map of 6+ billion public geotagged tweets. He open sourced the tools he used to manipulate the data: Making the most detailed tweet map ever.