There’s been a lot of talk about place recently in Birmingham, AL – particularly matching perception with reality. A better understanding of the city & the location of its neighborhoods may help change some of those beliefs. Someone seems to be tackling that already.
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Two recent studies of traffic data for the metro Birmingham area reveal numbers that really shouldn’t surprise anyone when it comes to their commute time. It gets interesting when paired with data about drunk driving and a recent post about our region’s household incomes.
January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Online
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks is a new web-based app that provides a visual appreciation for median household incomes as recorded by The U.S. Census Bureau. The next step though is reading between the lines to realize what it’s saying about various cities and neighborhoods.
It doesn’t look like Birmingham will disappear from the media spotlight soon. Yesterday, the folks at ABC 33/40 felt the heat because of “disappearing” Facebook comment threads. But was the post in question (one involving Sam Champion’s engagement) actually a duplicate?
There have been a lot of residents in Birmingham wanting to know more details about the city’s plans for next year’s commemoration of the events of 1963. There’s a website that may be able to start answer some of those questions.
July 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Online, television
Birmingham has a good history of helping folks get far on television shows where online and text voting is key (think Roy Wood, Jr., Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks). Well, we’ve got two more chances in the coming days to help folks get noticed. Find out who (& how)…
July 14th, 2012 · Comments Off · Online, Photography
With all of the folks out there taking photos of Birmingham, AL with their smartphones and sharing them with apps like Instagram, it was only a matter of time before some of them figured out a way to make sure folks knew about them. It seems to be catching on quickly…