Place Pulse

Can we use Google Street View to Measure Inequality?
This is the video summary of the paper The Collaborative Image of The City: Mapping the Inequality of Urban Perception. Salesses P, Schechtner K, Hidalgo CA (2013) The Collaborative Image of The City: Mapping the Inequality of Urban Perception. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68400. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068400

Like-A-Hug

Like-A-Hug┬áis a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given via Facebook, bringing us closer despite physical distance. The vest inflates when friends ‘Like’ a photo, video, or status update on the wearer’s wall, thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs. Hugs can also be sent back to the original sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it.