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The World Might Actually Run Out of People | WIRED
So you can say that the old models always worked in the past, but what if the past is not prologue? What if we’re moving into a different cultural moment? What if it’s accelerating? And what if that cultural moment really is about the personal decisions women make about their lives?
women  demography  demographics  population  cities  power  mobile 
16 days ago by allaboutgeorge
America's New Electorate - Ronald Brownstein - Politics - The Atlantic
"I see this as a pivot decade. This decade what we're seeing is, these Hispanics and Asians are really crucial to our country because they are juxtaposed against an aging white population. It is really the new minorities--Hispanics and Asians--that are driving where we're headed."
demography  usa  2012  elections  voting  latino  asian  power  obama 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Infographic of the Day: Why Do People Move To and From New York? | Co.Design
How it works: People’s moves are plotted according to zip codes. A brown marker with a red ring represents a zip code where more people moved out than in; brown with blue means more people moved out; and plain brown means that moves in and out were about equal. A bigger marker indicates more moves.

From there, you can click a marker to see precisely who moved where.
mapping  demography  nyc  location  newyork  information  data 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
David Byrne: New York State of Mind
What is it about certain cities and places that fosters specific attitudes? Am I imagining that this is the case? To what extent does the infrastructure of cities shape the lives, work, and sensibilities of their inhabitants? Quite significantly, I suspect. All this talk about bike lanes, ugly buildings, and density of population isn't just about those things, it's about what kinds of people those places turn us into. I don't think I'm imagining that people who move to L.A. from elsewhere inevitably lose a lot of that elsewhere and eventually end up creating L.A.-type work and being L.A.-type people. Do creative, social, and civic attitudes change depending on where we live? Yes, I think so.
cities  urban  newyork  losangeles  work  architecture  demography  bicycling 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Flutes Offer Clues to Stone-Age Music -
It so happens, as Dr. Conard and his co-authors, Susanne C. Münzel of Tubingen and Maria Malina of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, noted, the Hohle Fels flute was uncovered in sediments a few feet away from the carved figurine of a busty, nude woman, also around 35,000 years old. The discovery was announced in May by Dr. Conard.

Was this evidence of happy hours after the hunt? Fertility rites or social bonding? The German archaeologists suggested that music in the Stone Age “could have contributed to the maintenance of larger social networks, and thereby perhaps have helped facilitate the demographic and territorial expansion of modern humans.”
music  ritual  history  europe  social  men  women  demography  leisure  archeology 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Buzz Log - Idol Talk: Reviving the Southern Dynasty - Yahoo! Buzz
In the end, the South rose again. In the last possible moment, Kris Allen made "American Idol" history—or perhaps reinforced it. The numbers and judges may have been with Adam Lambert, but Allen once again showed that the Cinderella storyline could rally the American South and the heartland.
music  criticism  demography  usa  public  social  story  television 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: MediaNews Group's Interactive Strategy: 'Multi-Prong Approach'
MediaNews plans to borrow the pricing strategy currently used by the cable industry by offering varied subscription packages. Explained Lodovic: "Say you are a Sunday-only subscriber, you can add on an electronic version and online components for a few bucks a year. If you don't want to be a print subscriber, we will still give you breaking news and abbreviated stories. We don't want to lose the traffic we have. We might look at micropayments or a registration model. If you pay one dollar a month you can avoid the micropayments. It's going to be a combination of all the above."

"The audience is still growing ... but we are not really reaching a younger demographic. And we can't go after a younger audience by simply putting the same content online [as in print]. That is not a business model. The newspaper brand is not going to attract a younger audience. We still want to leverage the value by creating a separate brand."
medianews  wtf  news  newspapers  media  journalism  demography  aging  business  information  cable  marketing 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Similarities and Differences Between Indian and Chinese Social Media Users | Gauravonomics Blog
Out of the next billion Internet users (and the next billion mobile users), a substantial number will come from emerging economies like India and China, which are also the two most populous countries in the world. Therefore, to understand the future of new media, it’s important to understand how new media is being used in India and China.
india  china  social  media  internet  blogging  demography  technology  mobile 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Baby boomer, Latino populations shift -
"The idea of the Beach Boys and the Summer of Love in San Francisco, but also the sprawling of suburbia — all those young families and then all those middle-aged families — and now we're going to have a baby boomer silver tsunami in California."
demography  california  aging  data  1960s  latinos 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
San Jose Mercury News - Forget Florida: More baby boomers heading to Rocky Mountain West
"If you're 25, you say, 'I'd like to live here, but maybe someday in the future.' But if you're 45 or 55, the future is now."
aging  usa  realestate  demography 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
San Jose Mercury News - New-home sales climb in the West, plunge in rest of the nation
"By region, sales of new homes dropped 19 percent in the Northeast; a whopping 28 percent in the Midwest and just 6 percent in the South. In the West, however, sales increased 4 percent."
realestate  economics  demography  usa  marketing 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Last call - The Boston Globe
"I went to Fritz to watch a World Series game this year, and it was fun to be in a room with a bunch of gay men enjoying a sports event in the way gay men would. [...]"
gay  social  public  boston  massachusetts  cities  urban  identity  demography  society  culturalstudies  drinking 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Grant Me This: Diversity slow to come, but it is coming
"[Angel] Cabrera joined Tiger, Vijay Singh, and Michael Campbell in equaling already in the seven plus years of the 21st century the number of non-Caucasian major champions in the previous 140 years of grand slam golf."
sports  golf  diversity  demography 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The southern urban negro as a consumer: a machine-readable transcription.
Ooooweeee. Tiffany B. Brown shouldn't've sent it to me but she did, oh, she did, yes, she did.
memory  history  black  marketing  government  demography 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
MediaPost Publications - GM Truck Ads Aim At Urban African-American Market - 05/25/2007
"We felt that free running is about doing things your own way, taking your own path. We felt our consumer was tired of being force-fed truck ads with mud and dirt. Our customer moves through an urban environment."
marketing  black  race  cars  urban  cities  demography 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Realignment of America -
"The nation's center of gravity is shifting: Dallas is now larger than San Francisco, Houston is now larger than Detroit, Atlanta is now larger than Boston, Charlotte is now larger than Milwaukee."
demography  cities  immigration  usa  population  ethnic  identity  aging 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Nicholas Eberstadt - America the Fertile -
"Whatever else may be said, if our American 'moment' passes or U.S. power in other ways declines in the coming decades, demographics is not likely to be the culprit."
sex  gender  religion  demography  usa  europe  russia  immigration  globalization  latinos  white 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Facing South: Racism plagues N.O. area rental housing market
"In other words, in nearly six out of every 10 transactions, African-American testers with the same jobs, credit, career paths, income, family types and rental histories as white testers were treated less favorably by landlords."
housing  neworleans  hurricane  katrina  realestate  louisiana  demography  discrimination  capitalism 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Arizona is the new Nevada - Los Angeles Times
"Housing isn't cheap in Vegas anymore, nor is it in Phoenix, compared to what it was. But it's still cheap compared to California. We're averaging 9,000 Californians a month changing their [driver's] licenses to Arizona. To me, that's a phenomenal number.
arizona  california  nevada  housing  usa  realestate  demography 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Quenching thirst for status with bottled water | Reuters
"People were treating bottled water as if it had snob appeal. With higher income, people are acting as if it's like getting a fancier car. It's a way to show you're more sophisticated."
water  beverages  marketing  demography  usa  identity 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
San Francisco Challenges / Statistics don't support official explanations for high black arrest rate
"[T]olerating drug use while harshly policing dealers result in over-arresting minorities and failing to stem growing middle-age addiction. Second, violence will not abate until cities alleviate concentrated neighborhood poverty."
cities  poverty  police  politics  sanfrancisco  demography  california  drugs  crime  jail  research  statistics  black  race  civilliberties 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
2008 race has the face of a changing America -
"Folks aren't lying to pollsters when they say, 'I'll support a black guy or a woman.' They're convincing themselves that they're open-minded. Just like every Jan. 1, if I say I'm going to lose 10 pounds or stop smoking, I'm a step closer to doing it."
elections  2008  race  gender  politics  usa  demography 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Making the Return Trip: Elderly Head Back North
“I was failing in health, most of my friends have passed away and I was alone. Friends are all right when you’re well, but when you’re not, you need family.”
aging  florida  nyc  demography  population 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BoGlobe: Welcome Candy, Sam, & George
"They see my name, and no matter what passport I have, they ask where I come from, do I know about the Shia and the Sunni. It was really becoming uncomfortable for me. You feel like you're defending yourself every single day."
immigration  ethnic  usa  identity  memory  demography  china  vietnam 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge Books | The many faces of American Muslim
"Almost 60 percent of them have college degrees, compared to 27 percent of American adults overall. The median family income among Muslims is $60,000; the national median is $50,000. Eighty percent of them are registered to vote."
islam  usa  religion  culture  demography  education  voting 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
New Yorker: Rap Map
“It’s no longer just about getting tough or being soft on crime. It’s ‘What are we going to do about Bed-Stuy?’ ”
nyc  demography  geography  newyork  activism  aesthetics  crime  law  poverty  police  social  community 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: HIGH BLACK ARREST RATE RAISES CALL FOR INQUIRY / Range of explanations offered by experts, officials for S.F.'s disparity with other cities
"Today San Francisco, which is 7.8 percent African American, has the second smallest proportion of black people among the state's eight biggest cities. San Jose, with 3.5 percent, has the smallest, and Oakland, with almost 36 percent, has the largest."
cities  black  demography  police  prisons  drugs  politics  sanfrancisco  sanjose  oakland  losangeles 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Who Americans Are and What They Do, in Census Data
“The distinctive effect of technology has been to enable us to get entertainment and information while remaining entirely alone. [...] the social isolation means that we don’t share information and values and outlook that we should."
information  usa  happiness  demography  aesthetics  identity  journalism  population  sociology  statistics  television  radio  news  newspapers  debates 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: State of the Church
"[... E]piscopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations. [...] We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion."
religion  christianity  episcopalian  mormon  catholic  environment  demography  usa 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Come October, Baby Will Make 300 Million or So
"The 300 millionth will be a Mexican Latino in Los Angeles County, with parents who speak Spanish at home and with siblings who are bilingual."
population  statistics  demography  usa  latinos  latino  losangeles  white 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
AP: No comfort: Is the South losing its identity?
"I think the region is, always has been and always will be different — distinctly different — from the rest of the nation. We have a long memory here. ... The memory of a war lost, and occupation and Jim Crow and civil rights."
identity  aesthetics  usa  demography  population 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Data Reveal Hard Truths for Islanders
"We are invisible unless we have the data that demonstrates the needs of this community. It takes the invisibility from us and identifies us as a group within America … with as much rights as anybody else."
identity  demography  california  asian  losangeles  ethnicity 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Distrust of Muslims Common in U.S., Poll Finds
"People younger than 45, African Americans and people with Muslim friends or colleagues generally had more favorable views about Islam than did other Americans." Hey, that's me!
demography  islam  polls  religion  usa 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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