Author Archives: DigitalPlato

About DigitalPlato

Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.

Track and Verify News with Emergent


‘Emergent is a real-time rumor tracker. It’s part of a research project with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University that focuses on how unverified information and rumor are reported in the media. It aims to develop and … Continue reading

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All About Cooking with Blood


Animal blood as food ingredient is popular in South Asia. Is it popular in your own country? ‘Blood-based cooking has certainly been a part of Western cuisine since the time of ancient Greece, when blood sausages were mentioned in Homer’s … Continue reading

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UberFacts Makes $500K Off Twitter


‘It’s a blindingly sunny morning in October, and Sanchez, founder of the uber-popular Twitter account UberFacts, is sitting outside at a sidewalk cafe in Beverly Hills showing me a feature on the about-to-be-released UberFacts Android app. (An iOS app already … Continue reading

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Why investigative journalism is so important


‘Bloggers appear to have filled a void particularly in political commentary. A key difference between bloggers and traditional media is that bloggers have little or no reputational risk or editorial objectivity in what they comment on. ‘Apart from libel laws … Continue reading

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Cartoon Network Seeks Filipino 3D Artists


Originally posted on WP Writers Group:
In 1993 when 3D animation isn’t popular yet, Walt Disney subcontracts our office Tokyo Animation in Manila. Lion King was just one of the movies we created scenes of. ‘Silas Hickey, Cartoon Network’s creative…

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Facebook Joins Networks with Disaster Apps


Facebook Can Now Help You Out During Disasters ‘Despite the frivolous nature of most social media interactions, Facebook’s latest new feature is intended for use only in serious situations. Unveiled today in Japan, Safety Check notifications are pushed to users … Continue reading

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Turn Your Cremated Loved Ones Into Diamonds


‘The idea of wearing your deceased loved one around your finger or neck might be a little unsettling, but that’s exactly what a company called Algordanza does: transform human ashes into a diamond. ‘Ripka said the process for growing diamonds … Continue reading

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