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Every city has its own vibe, it’s own feel, the thing that makes it uniquely it. At the intersection of geography, culture, architecture, cuisine, and any number of other factors, that’s where a city’s aggregate personality is born. But what exactly does that personality sound like? Of course there are certain cities which helped create specific types of music—Detroit has Motown, New Orleans has Jazz, and so on—but is that what the locals actually listen to? Rather, what songs offers a distinctly aural taste of what it’s like to live in a particular place?

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Gorgeous Geotagged Maps Show How Locals And Tourists Take Different Pictures Around The World

Want to know where tourists and locals take most of their pictures? This series has it all mapped out.

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Visiting a new city often presents a unique challenge: Should you stick mainly with obvious tourist spots, or do you venture off the beaten path and try for a local perspective? For many, the answer is somewhere in between. But just how different are the experiences of tourists and locals in any given city? That’s the question which seems to be at the heart of Eric Fischer’s “Locals and Tourists” project, which takes geotagged images and maps their location (but not the images themselves) in cities across the world, color coding them as either having been taken by tourists (red) or locals (blue).

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Mapping Generosity: New Tool Highlights Giving-est Places by Zipcode

Blue states lag far behind red states, and rich people are far more generous if they live in mixed income communities.

In the era of crowd-funding and kick-starting and indie-go-going, the Chronicle Of Philanthropy just rolled out a nifty interactive tool that takes a really close look at where the deepest pockets are these days. The results may surprise you.

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