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Business Insider | ECONOMY|

Why the Occupy Wall Street protesters are so damn angry

It may be a movement with no clear leadership or aims, but a look at these graphs — showing growing unemployment rates in the US compared to the growing level of corporate profits — and it’s no surprise why Americans are protesting.

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Economist | LINKS|

A market drop doesn’t mean a recession

Time for a bit of perspective on the US stock market, which recently saw ten days of a plunging Dow. The Economist offers a historical graph, showing that a significant market drop doesn’t necessarily equal a recession.

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Think Brilliant | ART & DESIGN|

An infographic about infographics

Data visualisation is the latest craze, both in online and traditional journalism. But let’s face it, some infographics are just information given more importance because of their interesting forms and clever use of typography.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

How the ALP went from a political juggernaut to a complete fiasco

One of the astonishing things about the federal election result is how the ALP managed to destroy such an enormous amount of public goodwill over such a relatively small time frame, writes Possum Comitatus.

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OKTrends | LINKS|

Debunking gay stereotypes

A fascinating look at gay dating profiles from the OK Cupid site. That whole “gays are promiscuous” stereotype seems largely a myth, with statistics showing sexuality doesn’t affect a person’s number of sexual partners.

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Information is Beautiful | COMPANIES|

Which telcos are suing each other?

It’s a chummy industry, the telecommunications industry. And by chummy we mean everyone is busy suing everyone else, from arguments over 3G technology to who patented a meeting scheduler.

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Marcus Westbury | ART & DESIGN|

Where does Australia’s arts funding go?

Last year Opera Australia received more funding than all the 781 other arts boards and projects combined. Marcus Westbury breaks down the Australia Council arts funding fiasco.

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Economist | LINKS|

Who supports the Tea Party?

In a fascinating infographic it seems the biggest supporters of the far right-wing Tea Party movement are over 65 years old, white and wealthy. Oh, and they hate the Democrats.

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All Facebook | LINKS|

How old is the average Facebook user?

You might think Facebook is just for tweens and young folk. You would be wrong. The average age of a Facebook user is just 38, while younger people are more likely to use social media than email.

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Sean Mort | FILM & TV|

INFOGRAPHIC: A Back to the Future timeline

This is one for the film geeks. Designer Sean Mort created a timeline of all three Back to the Future films. Now you’ll never get confused where Marty McFly is again.

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Economist | ASIA-PACIFIC|

China’s secret death penalty shame

China executes more citizens than every other nation in the world combined, with thousands getting the death penalty in 2009 alone. Iran is a distant second in the execution stakes.

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Boat people: this is what you are “anxious” about

This week refugees, boat people and population growth have hit the headlines again. But what are the boat people statistics compared to the rest of the Australian population?

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Pingdom | LINKS|

What does it take to be a top 100 website?

Exactly how many visitors does a website need for it to rank in the top 10, 100, 1000 of the web? Pingdom crunches the numbers. Facebook, the most visited site, gets 540 million per month.

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Economist | LINKS|

Bosses most likely to get the boot

Economist offers the odds of the CEOs most likely to be shown the door in the next 12 months. Will Tony Hayward from BP and Tidjane Thiam from Prudential get the sack?

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Economist | ENVIRONMENT|

Just how big is the Gulf spill?

The BP oil spill is still leaking out thousands of barrels of crude oil out in the Gulf but there are no exact figures to show how it compares. Either it’s the fourth worst spill ever, or it’s way down at number 16.

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Mint | LINKS|

Where to dig for gold

Gold has become the stock of choice lately. Check out this impressive info-graphic that shows where in the world has the most amount of gold. The US owns 68% of gold shares.

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The dirty facts on internet porn

Internet porn is a massive business, with an estimated 70% of men aged between 18-24 checking out porn online in the last month. Online MBA put together a fascinating array of internet porn statistics.

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GigaOM | LINKS|

When it comes to new media, it’s all location, location, location

Location-based apps and websites are theMyTown and Twitter’s geolocation function. But who’s looking at what, where?

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Lifehacker | LINKS|

Australia’s iPad 3G plans compared

So you want to buy an iPad? Of course you do. But you’re going to have to sign up to a 3G micro-SIM plan if you want to use it away from home. Lifehacker has put together a handy comparison chart, outlining all the deals being offered by the Telcos.

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Economix Blog | ECONOMY|

Workin’ 9 to 5, the way for ladies to make a living

When it comes to working hours, it’s men who are far more likely to work the night shift. Is it one of the reasons that women earn less?

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Information Architects | LINKS|

The Twitterverse, visualised

Taking the “Twitterverse” idea to a new level, design studio Information Architects graph the 140 most influential users on Twitter as an entire galaxy. Epic.

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Information is Beautiful | LINKS|

Every country is number one for something

Australia, the world leader in car thefts. Not to be outdone, the US is number one for serial killers, while Italy gets the top spot for the amount of caesarean births. This is a fascinating international best of graph.

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Economist | COMPANIES|

Booting out the bosses

An interesting look at the turnover rate of CEOs from the the 2,500 biggest publicly listed companies in the world. CEOs promoted from within the company are usually the most successful.

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Economist | LINKS|

Uprooted by violence

Over 27 million people worldwide are internally displaced persons — residents uprooted from their homes yet remain in their native country. Almost five million are in Sudan alone.

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New York Times | LINKS|

Unravelling Facebook’s privacy tangle

The NYT charts Facebook’s “bewildering” array of privacy controls — 50 settings with over 170 different options. And you slack off on Facebook to avoid work…

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