Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Fast food furniture, tech anxiety, tracking product placement and more in our web wrap-up

1. AuthaGraph World Map Corrects Perceptions No map is perfect but those behind AuthaGraph have offered an alternative that addresses size perception. By laying the spherical world out on 96 triangles, which are then transferred to a triangular pyramid, they have been able to depict continents (and countries) in more accurate sizes with regard to one another. When unfolded, this pyramid can either lay flat …

Product Placement and Brand Mentions in Top 20 Tracks

A whopping 212 different brands have been mentioned throughout all the songs that reached top 20 status in the last three years, according to Bloomberg pop culture reporter Kim Bhasin and data journalist Lance Lambert. Their study analyzed the tracks, searching for brand references, whether by proper name or through slang references. Rolls-Royce received the most mentions (helped along the way by Rolls-Royce owners Drake, …