Digital Digest: 17/05/2010

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Politics

Independent.co.uk

As part of this newspaper's visual mapping of the election and its aftermath, we've broken down the Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition agreement into an interactive visual graph that lets you comment on and rate each of the government's proposals. In the new spirit of collaboration, let us know what you make of the agreement at Ind.pn/aHCs5u

Charity

BrandAidHaiti.com

Away from the glare of the global media, Haitian communities are rebuilding their lives after January's earthquake. BrandAid offers artisans with the skills to make works of art, including ceramics, sculpture and textiles, an online marketplace. A cut of the profits goes into a foundation that supports other artisans and building and health projects. BrandAidHaiti.com

Recruitment

AlecBrownstein.com

Top marks for ingenuity to Alec Brownstein, a plucky would-be ad man who invested all of six dollars to buy Google ad words for the names of New York creative directors he wanted to work for. When the men Googled themselves (don't we all?) they were confronted with a message from Alec. Find out if any fell for the ruse: Ind.pn/cfTYvD

Meteorology

Wired.com

We know what clouds look like from the ground but from space they look somehow other-worldly. 'Wired' has a gallery of images in which clouds form into patterns that make them resemble, variously, rippled glaciers or finger prints. Extended captions explain the science behind the shapes. Ind.pn/a3U3tX

Fashion

AnotherMag.com

Having recently relaunched its online arm, bi-annual style tome 'AnOther Magazine' unveils its latest digital wheeze: a virtual cover star refreshed every month. The first face is Charlotte Gainsbourg, who features in an exclusive shoot and film by acclaimed photo- and cinematographer Melodie McDaniel. Ind.pn/cIYr3I

Music

Nymag.com

The viral star of last week was Greyson Chance, a 12-year-old boy whose rendition of Lady Gaga's 'Paparazzi' induced a fit of swooning among female classmates. A clip of it has has millions of hits and led to this appearance on the Ellen Show. Watch to find out who phones the studio to say hi. Ind.pn/9I7vdq

Economics

TheWeek.com

As protests in Athens continue after the collapse of the nation's economy and the bailout, the media are predicting who will fall next. The US edition of 'The Week' looks at the 21 countries and states that have so far been dubbed "the next Greece" – and why. The bad news? Britain is among them. Ind.pn/9Hn60E

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