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infostripe: Rich Barcodes for Your Online Self

I was intrigued by an offhand reference to a ‘neat new service’ and consequently poked into infostripe. It’s a consolidated touchpoint for sharing your social media participation and identities in a compact and dynamic manner. Similar to some extent to

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infostripe: Rich Barcodes for Your Online Self

I was intrigued by an offhand reference to a ‘neat new service’ and consequently poked into infostripe. It’s a consolidated touchpoint for sharing your social media participation and identities in a compact and dynamic manner. Similar to some extent to

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Semantic Tuesdays

Reuters released the API for their Calais web service last week. I dabbled with it quickly last week, and then was reminded about it earlier today. I took a closer look and come away very impressed and thoughtful about the

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Semantic Tuesdays

Reuters released the API for their Calais web service last week. I dabbled with it quickly last week, and then was reminded about it earlier today. I took a closer look and come away very impressed and thoughtful about the

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Taming the RSS Beast

Check out AideRSS – an exciting new tool to help manage information overload. It takes your existing RSS feeds, ranks posts and returns a list weighted by perceived quality. Wonderful paradigm shifting technologies are supposed to streamline our lives and

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Taming the RSS Beast

Check out AideRSS – an exciting new tool to help manage information overload. It takes your existing RSS feeds, ranks posts and returns a list weighted by perceived quality. Wonderful paradigm shifting technologies are supposed to streamline our lives and

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The Beauty of Small, Enclosed Spaces

Sorry for the drought of postings of late. Things get in the way. There’s a unique concept hotel opening at Gatwick in July. Modeled on the compact sleeping spaces that I have always associated with Asia, they provide what they

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The Beauty of Small, Enclosed Spaces

Sorry for the drought of postings of late. Things get in the way. There’s a unique concept hotel opening at Gatwick in July. Modeled on the compact sleeping spaces that I have always associated with Asia, they provide what they

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Pushing the Wiki Space

My attention was drawn to a new Fortune Magazine initiative called the Corporate Org Chart Wiki. It bills itself as in early beta and clearly experimental. It claims to seek to ‘tap the collective knowledge’ of the community and to

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Pushing the Wiki Space

My attention was drawn to a new Fortune Magazine initiative called the Corporate Org Chart Wiki. It bills itself as in early beta and clearly experimental. It claims to seek to ‘tap the collective knowledge’ of the community and to

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Space X No-Go a Go-Go!

Experience the thrill! – 7Mb WMV file of the lift off Went through a wonderful spate of feelings watching the live coverage of Space Explorations’ attempt to launch their Falcon 1 Space Vehicle -demoflight2. As you may or may not

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Space X No-Go a Go-Go!

Experience the thrill! – 7Mb WMV file of the lift off Went through a wonderful spate of feelings watching the live coverage of Space Explorations’ attempt to launch their Falcon 1 Space Vehicle -demoflight2. As you may or may not

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Treating Via the Net

In my research into nineteenth century Canadian drinking habits, I very quickly learned that the temperance folks had a special enmity for the custom of treating. The crusade against this special social practise informed much of the pamphleteering and petitioning

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Treating Via the Net

In my research into nineteenth century Canadian drinking habits, I very quickly learned that the temperance folks had a special enmity for the custom of treating. The crusade against this special social practise informed much of the pamphleteering and petitioning

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Acronym Overload

In the process of doing some a quick market survey I was struck by the tendency of some software publishers to coin unique acronyms to establish their technological credentials. To be honest I am not unfamiliar with this process and

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Acronym Overload

In the process of doing some a quick market survey I was struck by the tendency of some software publishers to coin unique acronyms to establish their technological credentials. To be honest I am not unfamiliar with this process and

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Collaborative Record Matching

I have been of late explores various means for the automated longitudinal matching of census manuscript records. Its a huge challenge and I seem to have spent as much time identifying potential problems as opposed to identifying potential solutions. This

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Collaborative Record Matching

I have been of late explores various means for the automated longitudinal matching of census manuscript records. Its a huge challenge and I seem to have spent as much time identifying potential problems as opposed to identifying potential solutions. This

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Just Look at the Paws

Now talking about serious luck ;-) From Michele comes this absolutely amazing story, one which I am sure is just making its way to all the major news outlets, but so visually stunning. Apparently a rabbit farmer in Germany has

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Just Look at the Paws

Now talking about serious luck ;-) From Michele comes this absolutely amazing story, one which I am sure is just making its way to all the major news outlets, but so visually stunning. Apparently a rabbit farmer in Germany has

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Data Sandbox

According to the first statement on the page, ” Swivel is a place where curious people explore all kinds of data.” Cool! Its is a collaborative space in which people are free to share data and visualizations of that data

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Data Sandbox

According to the first statement on the page, ” Swivel is a place where curious people explore all kinds of data.” Cool! Its is a collaborative space in which people are free to share data and visualizations of that data

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Social Lending – Empowerment?

Is this an up and coming phenom? Zopa and Prosper are two two startups offering to bring together borrowers and lenders and offer . The sense of ‘Simness’ (as in simcity/sim this sim that) is an interesting note. … As

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Social Lending – Empowerment?

Is this an up and coming phenom? Zopa and Prosper are two two startups offering to bring together borrowers and lenders and offer . The sense of ‘Simness’ (as in simcity/sim this sim that) is an interesting note. … As

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Mining Social Networks For Profit

Everyone knows that the value is in the network. SNA is a wonderful tool for academic and I am using it to map my local webs of commerce. The folks at Spoke however are doing this one step better. They

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Mining Social Networks For Profit

Everyone knows that the value is in the network. SNA is a wonderful tool for academic and I am using it to map my local webs of commerce. The folks at Spoke however are doing this one step better. They

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Media Click Thru and ROI

I don’t normally click thru for adverts and the like, but after wtching an episode of zeFrank today the producer sof the movie The Last Kiss had cleverly bought some space. Why did I click? Well, lately zeFrank’s been pretty

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Media Click Thru and ROI

I don’t normally click thru for adverts and the like, but after wtching an episode of zeFrank today the producer sof the movie The Last Kiss had cleverly bought some space. Why did I click? Well, lately zeFrank’s been pretty

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