Morning Reads: HTML 5, Hacking, and Hoaxes

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Morning Reads: HTML 5, Hacking, and Hoaxes

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Here are a few items that came up in our reading list this morning.

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HTML 5

One of the really great things about HTML 5 is that it can be used in a way that the user never really knows it is there. Daring Fireball points us to some really great examples of how HTML 5 can be used in a non-discreet way. Like being surrounded by design books, I think it is great to have this amazing work at your finger tips to inspire your thinking about how to present your story.

 

Hacking

For the uninitiated, "hacking" is a dysphemism. Those of us in the tech world have a very different view of hacking, and know it can be a force for good. I was really pleased to see the White House feels the same way. Tech President tells us a little about the first ever National Day of Civic Hacking, announced by the White House yesterday. We're really excited to see what comes out of this event, and hope the love the President is showing for hacking brings in a new generation of geeks. Now, if we could just get Malia and Sasha at a computer we might be able to really break some new ground!

 

Debunking Hoax Photos

I met with a potential client last week and we discussed the potential good and bad of crowdsourcing news photos. The major sticking point was how news groups can catch hoax photos before they make it to the air or to their flagship websites. The photo of Sandy over NY, which turned out to be a hoax, is a great example of something that made its way around the web before anyone had a chance to verify it. The Social Times writes about an app that just might help you verify images before you share them with the world.