Today in Well-Deserved Recognition: Humans of New York wins a CNN iReport award.
Whoohoo! Super excited to announce Excellence on the Web and the rest of the iReport Awards today.
cnn is now accepting your questions for benedict cumberbatch. you’re very, very welcome.
We’re a little late to this game with this one, but we totally have a crush on this super sleek, smart and powerful interactive from the New York Times.
First this happened …
And then this happened …
And then this happened!
And finally, this happened.
iTunes: One Second Everyday
We haven’t tried this app yet, but we’ve heard it’s cool and can’t wait to test it out. If you download it, be sure to send in an iReport. We’d love to see a year of your life in 6 minutes!
The Paradox of GIF-iti: Street Art You Can See Only Online - The Atlantic
Before and after puberty photos: It gets better! -
We love this thread on Reddit asking former ugly ducklings for their before-and-after puberty photos. It does get better, really!
A good-natured drink with CNN’s Lila King (who I once had the pleasure of working at CNN with) and Katie Hawkins-Gaar quickly turned to competitive hometown pride as we argued about Atlanta vs. New York pizza. They insisted we travel to Ammazza despite the danger of walkers. Natan and I begrudging had to admit it was actually great pizza despite not being in NYC. Lila and Katie proceeded to celebrate their victory this round, but it’s not over yet…
This work date was well timed with our joint assignment with Travel + Leisure. We would nominate Ammazza for best pizza in Atlanta. What’s your favorite place to eat like a local?
Times Square - CNN iReport
we’re getting some seriously amazing photos of the nor’easter in new york, from beautiful to frightening.
“Where you at, Hawaii?” After you vote, take a photo of yourself with an “I Voted” sticker (homemade or otherwise) and upload it to iReport, Instagram or Twitter. Tag it #ivotedcnn and it could end up on this CNN map. We want the Aloha State to be included in the project. And thanks for voting!
— CNN’s Change the List
If voter turnout stayed exactly as it did in 2008 (impossible, I know, but hear me out) then 11,000-some new voters would push Hawaii out of last place for voter participation. There are plenty of caveats, since turnout obviously won’t be the same as it was, thanks to Superstorm Sandy and a host of other factors. But my takeaway is this: Hawaii is really close. That’s an attainable goal.
Read the full story on CNN.com.
come on, hawaii!
John’s home never lost power during Katrina, but a block down they did - he was lucky. But he did evacuate to just north of Baton Rouge for the storm. When he came back, he said all the leaves off the Oak in his front yard were ripped off, but the garbage cans didn’t even move.
katrina survivors share their advice for post-sandy new york. this is amazing.
47 of your your pro-voting arguments -
Thanks to all of you who sent in these messages. They’re really fun. Check out the list to see if your argument made the cut.
CNN’s Change the List is trying to boost voter participation in Hawaii, the state with the lowest turnout rate. It starts with one person. Nani Teruya says Hawaii shouldn’t be part of the United States. She doesn’t vote because she believes the government is illigitimate. Still, a member of the Hawaiian royal family urged her to use her vote to push for change. Help convince Nani to vote by tweeting messages or videos to her with the hashtag #CTL3.