Folium: The History of The English Language via YouTube

Folium: The History of The English Language via YouTube Here at LEAF, we tend to discuss the benefits of learning foreign languages from the perspective of the reasonably curious monolingual American. It’s the point of view that suits us best, but offers us little room to take a good long look at ourselves. So, what […]

Folium: Rick Steves – The Value of Travel via YouTube / TED

Folium: Rick Steves – The Value of Travel via YouTube / TED Ideally, Folium extols the virtues of language learning, cultural awareness, and the benefits of travel. However, when confronted by godfather of all that we hold dear, I easily concede my experience to a greater power. This is Rick Steves. He’s a rock star […]

Folium: Nielsen Finds U.S. Hispanics Tops In Mobile, Social Activity via TechCrunch

Folium: Nielsen Finds U.S. Hispanics Tops In Mobile, Social Activity via TechCrunch This article dovetails nicely with our previous observations on Hispanic smartphone usage, and reinforces the fact that savvy businesses investigate how different people engage with their products and services. In February, 16.7 million unique U.S. Hispanics visitors headed over to Facebook, which is […]

Folium: Make More Rational Decisions by Using a Foreign Language via Lifehacker

… Folium: Make More Rational Decisions by Using a Foreign Language via Lifehacker … In accordance with the great Wikipedia, “bias” is an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives. Anything biased generally is one-sided, and therefore lacks a neutral point of view. There is a […]

Folium: The True Size of Africa via Kai Krause

Folium: The True Size of Africa via Kai Krause

Folium: The True Size of Africa via Kai Krause “To put a city in a book, to put the world on one sheet of paper — maps are the most condensed humanized spaces of all…They make the landscape fit indoors, make us masters of sights we can’t see and spaces we can’t cover.” – Robert […]

Folium: The World’s Population Density Visualized via Gizmodo

Folium: The World’s Population Density Visualized via Gizmodo So, first and foremost, this article is a Gizmodo feature of a web site designed by Derek Watkins. His website is interactive and I totally recommend playing with the website before reading any further! Population Density via http://www.dwtkns.com/density/ Pretty cool huh! I’m a sucker for data visualization, especially […]

Folium: Sun to Keep Atacama Desert’s Grapes Growing via BBC

Folium: Sun to Keep Atacama Desert’s Grapes Growing via BBC Perhaps it is time to reconsider how we define the word resource. Chile is a mining country, it has always been a mining country. More than 70% of Chile’s exports are copper and iron ore deposits that are pulled year after year from the Andes […]

Folium: Hispanic Smartphone Owners Want Mobile Shopping Apps To Be Social via TechCrunch

Folium: Hispanic Smartphone Owners Want Mobile Shopping Apps To Be Social via TechCrunch Perspective. Perspective is everything. I have a smartphone, most of my friends have smartphones, and in fact there are times when I think that perhaps too many people have smartphones. We are a connected planet, and we grow closer every day through […]

Folium: Use Photos To Ask For Directions in Foreign Countries via Lifehacker

Folium: Use Photos To Ask For Directions in Foreign Countries via Lifehacker File this post under survival! What do you do when you want to travel, but can’t breach the language barrier? Taking photos of maps, landmarks, and common objects can help you go a long way in a foreign land. This is why smartphones […]

Folium: Google expands Google Street view to Brazil and Mexican Ruins via Engadget

Folium: Google expands Google Street view to Brazil and Mexican Ruins via Engadget This isn’t the first time we’ve covered improvements to Google Street View in Folium, and I have the feeling that it definitely won’t be the last. However… I consider this a good thing. Bring on the future of travel! (Or at least […]