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Silk – Publish your data online

Silk – Publish your data online | Current Events | Scoop.it

Tired of sending out the same old static PDFs, spreadsheets or links from Google Docs?
Use Silk to make a fully interactive site that engages users and encourages them to play with your data.



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Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, October 1, 2014 1:31 AM

Silk - Present your KPIS and figures. Export the data from your spreadsheet automatically.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 1, 2014 10:33 PM

Looks interesting. 

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Game of Thrones Silk: A semantic interactive encyclopedia

Game of Thrones Silk: A semantic interactive encyclopedia | Current Events | Scoop.it

For this project we took information from the amazing Game of Thrones wiki and built a Silk. Click on any link to dive into the data from the show. Click on the "Explore" button anywhere on this Silk to build your own visualizations - charts, grids, groups.  Use the filters to select the type of information you want to use and then build your own Game of Thrones widgets to embed on your site or share with other people. 


See the whole database now at http://game-of-thrones.silk.co

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Sexual Assault on Campus in America via Silk.co

Sexual Assault on Campus in America via Silk.co | Current Events | Scoop.it

This Silk database lists the top 100 universities and colleges in the U.S. with the highest number of cases of reported forcible sexual assault on campus per 1000 students. 
 

Notes on the Data
Some of the highest rates of reported forced sexual assault on campus occurred at exclusive private liberal arts colleges (Six of the top seven, in fact). This may reflect the fact that these institutions are doing a better job at encouraging reporting. The highest rate of forced sexual assault was at Gallaudet, the university for the deaf. Some experts on campus rape assert that the reported numbers might be misleading because some institutions more aggressively conceal sexual assault cases. The numbers are, certainly, controversial and will continue to be a source of controversy. 

Read more and use interactive graphs involving this data at sexual-assault-on-campus-in-america.silk.co

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Artists Can Build a Portfolio in Minutes with Silk.co

Artists Can Build a Portfolio in Minutes with Silk.co | Current Events | Scoop.it

Artists, build your free portfolio in minutes! Silk is a new way to create and consume content. 

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Creating a beautiful portfolio with art or photography with Silk is easy. Create a collection of pages for your artwork, and Silk automatically creates a thumbnail grid on your home page. By adding tags about your artwork you can let your visitors explore your work by date, medium, or any other attribute.


Create your beautiful FREE portfolio now, with Silk!

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What John McCain Won't Tell You: Iraq Kicked U.S. Forces Out In 2011

What John McCain Won't Tell You: Iraq Kicked U.S. Forces Out In 2011 | Current Events | Scoop.it
Have you have been watching the beltway media's favorite Iraq warmonger, Senator John McCain cry like spoiled child after the Sunni militant group ISIS invaded parts of Iraq? Sen.
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Ooops

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McConnell opponent Matt Bevin speaks at rally for cock-fighting rights, says he didn't know it was a cock-fighting rally.
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Iceland’s prime minister says climate change offers ‘great opportunities’ for his country

Iceland’s prime minister says climate change offers ‘great opportunities’ for his country | Current Events | Scoop.it
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson said Wednesday that climate change will create “great opportunities” for the Nordic island nation in the future.
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HuffPo Columnist: I Infringe, So All Broadband Users Must Pay A New Piracy Tax

HuffPo Columnist: I Infringe, So All Broadband Users Must Pay A New Piracy Tax | Current Events | Scoop.it
Most people understand that letting the entertainment industry tax everybody for the behavior of a few people simply makes no coherent sense.
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Young Activists to Risk Arrest During Keystone XL Protest

Young Activists to Risk Arrest During Keystone XL Protest | Current Events | Scoop.it
Youth and students around the country are mobilizing, preparing to return to the White House to demand action in what could be the most crucial environmental decision of Obama’s presidency: the approval or rejection of Keystone XL.
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Mary Matalin Thinks She Knows What Real Americans Understand

Mary Matalin Thinks She Knows What Real Americans Understand | Current Events | Scoop.it
Click here to view this media Mary Matalin is a prime example of what makes these shows a waste of bandwidth, and her husband isn't much better.
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Third Way head admits Elizabeth Warren scares them

Third Way head admits Elizabeth Warren scares them | Current Events | Scoop.it
She's still winning.Here's a stunning admission from Third Way's senior vice president, Jim Kessler.
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Justice Dept. urges Supreme Court to review case of Argentina’s default

Justice Dept. urges Supreme Court to review case of Argentina’s default | Current Events | Scoop.it
The US government has urged the Supreme Court to intervene in Argentina’s fight over paying up on its defaulted debt, saying a lower court ruling against the country was wrong.
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NFL Arrests Database - Silk

NFL Arrests Database - Silk | Current Events | Scoop.it

This Silk site is a database of the arrest records of NFL players since the year 2000. This database contains over 700 arrest records of NFL players.

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WikiLeaks Spy Files: The interactive searchable database

WikiLeaks Spy Files: The interactive searchable database | Current Events | Scoop.it

In early September 2014 WikiLeaks released its last batch of leaked Spy Files -  which it had started releasing in 2011. To mark this anniversary, one of Silk's data journalists Alice Corona cleaned and structured the data to build an interactive database combining the three Spy Files releases. 


Currently, there are 559 leaked company documents, and 15 location tracking reports from WikiLeaks Counter Intelligence Unit (WLCIU). The 559 files disclose to the public internal documents from more than 100 companies specialized in intelligence and (mass) surveillance technologies. These technologies are sold both to Western governments and to dictators, and have been used by the Syrian government. The 15 documents from WLCIU reveal the timestamps and locations of 20 members of these companies, whose whereabouts WikiLeaks has decided to track in order to show where the main surveillance contractors are sending its people. But what does the Spy Files database actually contain? Which are the most recurring intelligence companies and what systems do they target? How to download exactly the leaked document your research calls for? To answer these questions, we've decided to import WikiLeaks's DB into Silk, to combine it with semantic technologies, a powerful query engine and a user-friendly interactive visualization interface. 
Read the rest at WikiLeaks.silk.co.
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Headphone Database - Silk

Headphone Database - Silk | Current Events | Scoop.it

To give you an idea of what is possible with the various filtering options, seethis table of closed, over-ear, foldable headphones below $200 that don't require an amp. Click the 'filter' button to find your perfect headphones. You can also  explore a table of all data and view a big grid with images.

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Can you believe that some headphones sell for $20,000?!?

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Ebola Outbreaks - Silk.co

Ebola Outbreaks - Silk.co | Current Events | Scoop.it

This database contains all outbreaks of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Also included is a map of all reported outbreaks plotted by fatality percentage. Visit http://ebola-outbreaks.silk.co/

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This is absolutely terrifying. Anyone following the coverage of the Ebola Virus outbreak should definitely check this out!

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Retail Politics: Hillary Clinton Heads to Costco, Skips Walmart on Latest Book Tour

Retail Politics: Hillary Clinton Heads to Costco, Skips Walmart on Latest Book Tour | Current Events | Scoop.it
How times change. This Saturday Hillary Clinton is scheduled to swing by a Costco in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, for a book signing—part of her tour touting her new release, Hard Choices.
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While Clamoring For War, Republicans Ignore Positive Obamacare News

While Clamoring For War, Republicans Ignore Positive Obamacare News | Current Events | Scoop.it
As Republicans once again try to besmirch Obama's foreign policy, they willfully ignored a week full of positive Obamacare news. Is anyone surprised?
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Amazon launches new device for streaming TV service

Amazon launches new device for streaming TV service | Current Events | Scoop.it
Amazon on Wednesday unveiled a new media streaming device, ramping up its challenge for the living room against rivals such as Netflix.The Amazon Fire TV device, which fits in one’s hand and connects to television sets, aims to boost the U.S.
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Flip a District: Fire Kline

Flip a District: Fire Kline | Current Events | Scoop.it
We are better than this and deserve a member of Congress that represents the people, not simply those who bankroll their re-election campaign....
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ExxonMobil CEO sues to block fracking project near his home

ExxonMobil CEO sues to block fracking project near his home | Current Events | Scoop.it
As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote the hydraulic fracturing enabling the recent oil and gas boom, and fight regulatory oversight. The oil company…
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Obamacare Will Prevent Millions of People Fr0m Being Gouged by Hospitals

Obamacare Will Prevent Millions of People Fr0m Being Gouged by Hospitals | Current Events | Scoop.it
When President Obama said that if you like your health insurance, you can keep it, he was clearly taking some liberties with the strict truth.1But as Ezra Klein points out this weekend, the reason he pressed this point so hard is that Americans...
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Koch Brothers Illegally Funnel Millions Into Campaign to Eliminate Pensions and Sick Pay

Koch Brothers Illegally Funnel Millions Into Campaign to Eliminate Pensions and Sick Pay | Current Events | Scoop.it
Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one’s self, far beyond what one needs for basic survival; for the wealthy it is in excess of any reasonable definition of...
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CA Republicans' Fake 'Obamacare' Website Mailers Sent at Taxpayer Expense

CA Republicans' Fake 'Obamacare' Website Mailers Sent at Taxpayer Expense | Current Events | Scoop.it
The Ventura County Star reports that my CA Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Thousand Oaks), and three other members of the California Republican Assembly Caucus abused their public mailing privileges by sending nearly 260,000 deceptive mailers to their...
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