Soft cities: parsing the city with Flickr and Yahoo Pipes

I spent the weekend hacking around with Yahoo Pipes and Flickr, and in particular the new badge/widget feature in Yahoo Pipes. Londoniser is the result: 12 different keyword streams of Flickr images of London. And while it doesn't really scratch the surface of what Yahoo Pipes can do, I think it's fairly interesting. You can also use the badges feature of Yahoo Pipes to add maps and lists to a site, and you can of course export data in JSON, KML, etc, but that's another story. For the moment softcities is hosted on this domain, though I intend to add more cities and maybe even move it ...

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The importance of editorial content on the web

I've often felt that editorial content on the web is the poor cousin of both design and coding. Pepi Ronalds feels the same and writes about it in this recent A List Apart article where she makes several excellent points, which can be summarized as follows: think about editorial content right at the beginning of the project, hire an appropriately trained editor or writer for the job (Pepi explains more about this), if at all possible don't leave it to the client, and certainly don't leave it until the end of the project. In this companion piece from a couple of weeks back,...

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