Yowch. A Mexican ad showed to Americans on a blog resulted in “racist” attacks on the blogger … (Charles Frith has an interesting take on this). Incidentally, if you are interested in learning more about the Mexican War I can recommend Jeff Shaara’s book “Gone For Soldiers”.
With the biggest traffic jams in the world, new social movements aimed at finding alternatives to cars are sprouting in São Paulo. One such movement is the “bicicletada” – similar to US “Critical Mass”.
This chart of the American subprime mortgage crisis is a fantastic use of data. It’s very similar to the Global Cities art installation in the Tate Modern. You can view the huge version of it here.
Created by former Vimeo/IAC developer Justin Ouellete, Muxtape allows users to create their own mixes — typically 12 songs — upload the files, sequence the songs and post.
The “simultaneous, coast-to-coast coffee tasting” will take place between 9 and 9:30 a.m. PST. Starbucks is giving away 8-ounce cups of the new Pike Place Roast.