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As Facebook’s director of product design, Margaret Gould Stewart has to keep a billion customers happy. See the design books and articles that guide her.

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Dave Troy makes “people maps,” graphics that visualize cities and communities by people’s interests rather than their geography. Here he looks at the various divides in St. Louis, Missouri and asks if we might use this kind of analysis to predict the next Ferguson.

Dave Troy crunches data to see places not as neighborhoods but as relationships between people.

Think back: Before Yo, before the cloud, before ubiquitous mobile connectivity, you first interacted with the Internet in your desktop browser. Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others who built the first database of linked information that later became the web haven’t stopped thinking about those early days, and how we can defend the open culture the […]

Ready to go beyond this week’s headlines? 5 primary sources worth reading next — about Facebook, research ethics, and data policy changes.

What can be guessed about you from your online behavior? Two computer privacy experts — economist Alessandro Acquisti and computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck — on how little we know about how much others know.

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The Good Country Index measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the planet. Announced today, the Index features some unexpected winners — and even more surprising losers. (Sorry, USA.)