These are my links for June 6th through June 8th:
- Latin motto generator: make your own catchy slogans! – Create your own life mottos and slogans in Latin! (Learning Latin not required, some vague idea for a desired motto a plus)
- A Map Of Social (Network) Dominance – Using Alexa and Google Trend data, Cosenza color-coded the map based on which social network is the most popular in each country. All of the light green countries belong to Facebook. But there are still pockets of resistance in Russia (where V Kontakte rules), China (QQ), Brazil and India (Orkut), Central America, Peru, Mongolia, and Thailand (hi5), South Korea (Cyworld), Japan (Mixi), the Middle East (Maktoob), and the Philippines (Friendster).
- Microsoft Releases Bing API – With No Usage Quotas – Updated search API, with no quotas and some improvements.
* Developers can now request data in JSON and XML formats. The SOAP interface that the Live Search API required has also been retained.
* Requested data can be narrowed to one of the following source types: web, news, images, phonebook, spell-checker, related queries, and Encarta instant answer.
* It is now possible to send requests in OpenSearch-compliant RSS format for web, news, image and phonebook queries.
* Client applications will be able to combine any number of different data source types into a single request with a single query string.
- Twitter Limits Getting Ridiculous! « Verwon’s Blog – Anecdotal reports of Twitter users running into problems with rate limiting, either API or max posts/tweets/follows/directs.
These are my links for June 1st through June 2nd:
- New Twitter Research: Men Follow Men and Nobody Tweets – Conversation Starter – HarvardBusiness.org – "Although men and women follow a similar number of Twitter users, men have 15% more followers than women. Men also have more reciprocated relationships, in which two users follow each other. This "follower split" suggests that women are driven less by followers than men, or have more stringent thresholds for reciprocating relationships. This is intriguing, especially given that females hold a slight majority on Twitter: we found that men comprise 45% of Twitter users, while women represent 55%."
- Shirky: Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality – 2003 article on popularity / traffic on blogs, which was then the latest emerging social media format. "Once a power law distribution exists, it can take on a certain amount of homeostasis, the tendency of a system to retain its form even against external pressures. Is the weblog world such a system? Are there people who are as talented or deserving as the current stars, but who are not getting anything like the traffic? Doubtless. Will this problem get worse in the future? Yes. "
- well-formed.eigenfactor.org : Visualizing information flow in science – Some nice visualization ideas using hierarchical clustering to explore patterns in citation networks.
- Bing API, Version 2.0 – Updated API documentation for Microsoft Bing (formerly Live Search) web services.
These are my links for May 12th from 10:52 to 21:56:
These are my links for May 4th through May 5th:
- Inﬂuential Nodes in a Diﬀusion Model for Social Networks (icalp05-inf.pdf) – Kempe, Kleinberg, Tardos. Algorithm for greedy approximation of most influential nodes in social network (63% of optimal) under various conditions.
- Maximizing the Spread of Inﬂuence through a Social Network (kdd03-inf.pdf) – Kempe, Kleinberg, Tardos. Maximizing propagation by selecting most influential nodes is NP-hard, but a greedy approximation can work well (63% of optimal) under various conditions.
- Notification Strategies for Social Networks – Discussion on approaches to maximizing use of a limited number of notifications within social networks e.g. Facebook
- James Smith • loopj.com » Blog Archive » jQuery Plugin: Tokenizing Autocomplete Text Entry – Looks handy – "This is a jQuery plugin to allow users to select multiple items from a predefined list, using autocompletion as they type to find each item. You may have seen a similar type of text entry when filling in the recipients field sending messages on facebook."
- Google Code FAQ – Using cURL to interact with Google data services – Step by step tutorial on using curl with Google data APIs.
- Behind The Business Plan Of Pirates Inc. : NPR – It takes around $250K to fund a Somali pirate operation. About 20 percent goes to pay off officials who look the other way. About 50 percent is for expenses and payroll. The leader of an attack makes $10,000 to $20,000 (the average Somali family lives on $500 a year). The initial investor — who put in $250,000 of seed capital — gets 30 percent, sometimes up to $500,000.
These are my links for April 28th through April 29th:
- Inside Facebook Reports: Why Hasn’t Facebook Grown More in China? – A look at Chinese consumer internet and social media usage, QQ, 51, Xiaonei, Kaixin, and some reasons why there are only around 300,000 Facebook users in China today.
- Facebook maps the swine flu hysteria | The Web Services Report – CNET News – Visualizing interest in swine flu by mapping percentages of mentions on Facebook wall pages, using data from Lexicon.
- Develop Twitter API application in django and deploy on Google App Engine — The Uswaretech Blog – Django Web Development – Walkthrough of a sample Twitter application on Google App Engine, using Django/Python.
These are my links for April 24th through April 27th:
These are my links for February 25th through February 26th: