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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 20, 2009 2 Comments

The economic crisis: innovatively visualized and textualized by Jonathan Jarvis. Brilliant.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 21, 2009 No Comment

The Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (the German Language Society) has recently unveiled the Wort des Jahres (Word of the Year):

Finanzkrise (Financial Crisis).

And the Unwort des Jahres (Unword of the Year) award (one that is “misleading, goes against fact,” according to my German friend) goes to:

notleidende Banken (Needy Banks)

The […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 7, 2009 9 Comments

An interesting article in the Wall Street Journal called “The Art of Making Online ‘Friends’” caught my attention today. The author suggests that in the troubled economic times we have today, the “weak ties” afforded by so-called “friends” on social networking sites could end up being very helpful. Networking is critical for finding good […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 21, 2008 No Comment
Recession Logos

I was looking at the Offbeat News section on Digg.com, when I found a link to this awesome Flickr photograph (see below). It presents famous logos of big companies, cleverly modified to reflect the tough economic times. [Click on the picture in order to see a bigger version.] “wmliu,” (who I […]

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