My world on Twitter #9

For more news about things which move the world, or at least twitter, go to #datajournos. In this article you can see a summary of my twitter posts of the last two weeks.

How much does the US owe other nations?

The BBC created a interactive graphic that displays the debts of certain nations, e.g. the United States, France or Germany. It turns out that a lot of nations have about equal debts in between each other.

Besides showing just dept-relation, one receives complementary numbers which portray the situation for each country in a borader and deeper going way, e.g. GDP.


Whom follow the Members of German Parlament on Twitter?

Research shows that most followed on Twitter by Members of German Parlament is Steffen Seibert, who is the spokesman of German Bundeskanzlerin, Angela Merkel.

The article shows a couple of graphs about who is followed by which party, how many members are on Twitter and who are the most followed members by other members.


Finland tries out new ways to get people back into work

Finland kicked off a big social experiment, a basic income for 2000 people. Randomly they selected people within their country who are currently out of work to be payed a basic income.

Other benefits the chosen citizen receive won’t be cut off, e.g. housing. Any income is additional but there will be no bureaucracy for them in case they loose a job or face illness.


Suggestions for Brexit

The french newspaper “Le Monde” gives a few currently thinkable solutions of how a brexit can look.

The scenarion which is unique and a first time appearence in history is currently not predictable. The different scenarios could also be explained to the audince by visualisation tools, one for each scenario.

See you in a few weeks for more from the world of Twitter #datajournos!

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My world on Twitter #8

The new quarter has started at my university (University of Denver) and I have a new quarter in which I will report here shortly about my Tweets and with it what’s happening around the globe.

For more news about things which move the world, or at least twitter, go to #datajournos. In this article you can see a summary of my twitter posts of the last two weeks.

Fiat Chrysler also used emission software

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found in Jeep and Dodge cars a software which lead to higher nitrogen oxide levels. Fiat so far denied all accusations.

There was a huge drop for the shares at the stock markets in New York and Milan. The EPA is investing several car software after the huge Volkswagen scandal; currently it is unclear if the EPA has found any additional wrongdoing.


The new Elbphilarmonie is opening – check it out!

In Hamburg, Germany, the so called Elbphilarmonie is finally opening. The construction should be very favourable for the sound inside the conert hall.

This graphic story has been published while the construction was still on going but it explains the concepts of the building very well. I think this can be seen as a good example for a two page grapic story.


The first longtime effects of marjuana in Colorado

Since marjuana has become legal in Colorado a lot of positve and often suprising reports about have been seen in the media. The legalisation also opened up new fields of study. Medical longtime obeservation and researches for example.

Now after a couple of years, hospitals and doctors are announcing that the number of patients who come to them with an illness linked to marjuana use has highly increased. People report to feel queasy and see indications of the flu.


The president of the Ivory Cost makes a deal with rebels

For a few days the Ivory Cost was just steps away from an domestic crisis that could have turned into a civil war. Rebels took control over several cities, e.g. Abidjan, Daloa or Korhogo.

The president, Alassane Ouattara, agreed to the demands of the rebels who were mainly asking for imporved conditions of life. So far everything happened non violent.

See you in a few weeks for more from the world of Twitter #datajournos!