May 18, 2007
May 15, 2007
Did you know that;
- 2.5 million plastic bottles are used in the US every hour
- 65,000 American teenagers under age eighteen become addicted to cigarettes every month
- 11,000 commercial flights are made in the US every eight hours
- 426,000 cell phones are retired in the US every day
- 213,000 emergency room visits are yearly made in the US related to misuse or abuse of prescription pain killers
- 29,569 gun-related deaths occurred in the US in 2004
- 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags are used in the US every hour
- 60,000 plastic bags are used in the US every five seconds
Pretty impressive numbers, huh? Chris Jordan made an American consumption portrait. Check out his website if you want a visualization of these consumption numbers.
May 15, 2007
Addicting to watch isn’t it? It doesn’t give me that “being there in real-time” feel that TwitterVision often does, since I realize there must often be a considerable interval between a picture being taken and it being uploaded, but I find it exciting nonetheless!
I found FlickrVision via Robert Scoble’s blog (that was probably also the source that introduced me to TwitterVision sometime ago). I was amazed that I did not find FlickrVision on the ProgrammableWeb matrix. (Here’s the results for Flickr+Google Maps Mashups.)