the connected states of america

this is what the usa looks like if it was drawn based on who talks to whom.

from the Connected States of America project at MIT.
check it out for more ways to map.

via Good

best and worst: the state of the united states

mother nature network put together this cool info graphic about what each of the 50 states is best at and what they are worst at…

the ‘good’ covers everything from most organic lentils to best paid coal miners to cleanest teeth

the ‘bad’ includes fewest librarians per capita, most smog, and most avalanche deaths

click the image below to see the full version of both maps:


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and then for fun, there’s also the shame state map:

obama and his 2012 campaign

so i just saw the first glimpse of the obama re-election campaign for 2012. it has seemed for a while that people feel that he has been a bit of a presidential let down, and not done what he said he would. in fact, many ask what did obama actually do? good question. well, as a resource with some straight forward responses to that question, i like this site:

for example, here are some of the things you might find:


i don’t know who else is running, but these all seem like really good things, don’t they?
i mean, really, what have you done in the last 2.5 years?