After being sold for half a million dollars to Betaworks earlier this year, Digg is looking at something of a revival according to a new report from Buzzfeed. The once-mighty referral site, which was a precursor to the now ultra-popular Reddit, has fallen on hard times in recent years, but it looks like a summer relaunch has righted the ship (at least slightly) for Digg, which now refers a million hits to Buzzfeed Network sites — after a full reboot into a human-curated news site. Do you use the new Digg? (Photo via Buzzfeed)source
The Los Angeles Times has compiled a searchable database of the “perversion files”, a collection of more than 1900 documents outlining allegations of sexual abuse on the part of Boy Scouts of America employees and volunteers. The files cover a period of time spanning two decades, and case summaries from more than 3,100 cases opened between 1947 and 2005. The map above depicts each of the troops or units mentioned in one or more documents found in the LA Times’ collection. (Photo via LA Times)source
According to a new study, commissioned by device warranty provider Squaretrade, approximately 51 percent of broken smartphones are damaged inside the phone owner’s home. We’ve posted a portion of the accompanying infographic, depicting the most common household smartphone “danger zones”. So how does Squaretrade’s report stack up against your own usage? Whose kitchen has the highest kill/death ratio? source
By the numbers: The Economist put together a great infographic, visualizing the information provided by a new study from the University of Buffalo’s Gary Giovino. Printed in The Lancet, Giovino’s new study closely examines tobacco use, among 3 billion people in 16 countries, offers an interesting look at the gender, age, and economic affluency of those who choose to use. source
Artist Bard Edlund created this short, animated visualization of every goal and penalty minute racked up by each team in the 2012 NHL Playoffs. Despite what you may have thought, it appears that scoring goals may not be as important to the game of hockey as it would seem.