Nate Silver's '538' Shines With Nerdy Luminescence; Ezra Klein's 'Vox' Polishes Turds
Do you have a (figurative or literal) boner for political and sportsball prognosticating whiz kid Nate Silver? We got one from reading The Signal and the Noise,probably because yr humble correspondent minored in statistics in college. It raged even harder last year when we heard about the 538/ESPN deal (despite reservations about that fucking pedophile Mickey Mouse). Well, get your (figurative or literal) fapping accessories ready, because 538 has relaunched chock full of "data journalism."
Remember last week when Ezra Klein promised to save mouth-breathers such as ourselves from not understanding the news real good? He said he'll deliver in-depth 'splainin' of the news to alleviate the anxiety of having shit for brains and that the information overload would be coming "soon." Have you been visiting Vox and feverishly refreshing looking for content? For now, it turns out the website is just an ad for GE until the full launch, and the spinach content is currently dished out via social media. Facebook is the venue for Q&As with their experts (read: reporters). Vox uses Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to share charts and graphs created by other people with little context.