These are my links for May 20th from 19:50 to 22:03:
- PicFog Displays the Strength of Real-Time Image Search – More real time social search prototypes, this one for images shared on twitter. Fun to play with.
- bits done properly – 7 TwitPic alternatives – A list of alternative photo sharing sites suitable for use with Twitter.
- Twitter Data – A simple, open proposal for embedding data in Twitter messages – Home – "Twitter Data is a simple, open, semi-structured data representation format for embedding machine-readable, yet human-friendly, data in Twitter messages. This data can then be transmitted, received, and interpreted in real time to enable powerful new kinds of applications to be built on the Twitter platform."
- Announcing TweetMotif for summarizing twitter topics with a dash of NLP – Brendan O’Connor’s Blog – TweetMotif is an experiment in using natural language processing to identify trending topics.
- OneRiot Announces API & Real-Time Search Partnerships – "Real-time social search outfit OneRiot today announced their API and partnership program for adding real-time search capabilities to browser add-ons, desktop applications, social websites and other services" Screenshots from initial app TwitterBar (browser extension)
- Mozilla Labs » Blog Archive » Introducing Jetpack, Call for Participation – API for Firefox extension development
These are my links for May 5th through May 6th:
- Coding Horror: I Just Logged In As You: How It Happened – On good password management, why forums should mostly not be storing user passwords in general, and how re-use of passwords on multiple sites can lead to vulnerability on other sites.
- Arc Forum | Arc – Arc is a version of Lisp. Among other things it is used to implement Hacker News.
- John Graham-Cumming: Can you trust Paul Graham with your password? – On best practices for storing password hashes to avoid attacks on compromised password files and the use of rainbow files, in a look at Hacker News implementation of passwords
- Deliberate Ambiguity: How *not* to rate a search engine – Search engines have very simple user interfaces, but are used in many different contexts, most of which don't resemble the way people often try out a new search engine.
- The Slow Erosion of Google Search – Bokardo – On changes in internet user behaviors over time, more social media (ask your Twitter friends) vs directed search (send a keyword query) etc.
- Brynn Marie Evans » Why social search won’t topple Google (anytime soon) – On differences between searching through social media such as Twitter, Facebook etc, vs Google etc.
- The Financial Services Club’s Blog: Stock picking with real-time news – Looking at real time social media trends for trading ideas.
- Lisp’s reputation is so bad that many people don’t even take a look at Lisp | International Lisp Conference 2009 – I haven't touched Lisp in years, except maybe for configuring emacs. A list of possible reasons why Lisp is not more widely used, e.g. "Lisp is old and moldy. It must be primitive by today's standards.", "The exciting languages to learn now are Python, Ruby, Groovy, etc."
- Peering into North Korea – The Big Picture – Boston.com – A collection of recent photos of scenes from North Korea.
These are my links for April 15th through April 17th:
- Paul Buchheit: Make your site faster and cheaper to operate in one easy step – Compress text files with gzip to reduce file size/bandwidth, the incremental cpu cost is usually low relative to the performance gain from lower network cost. Friendfeed uses nginx in front of main web servers for this.
- Jabbify – Free Comet web service and browser client for simple chat and streaming status applications.
- TinEye Image Search Engine – Idée Inc. – The Visual Search Company – Finds references to images online, starting with an original image. Attempts to use image analysis to be independent of scaling, cropping, and other common manipulations.
- All That Twitters Isn’t Gold: A Popular Web Application in Search of a Business Plan – Knowledge@Wharton – Business school take on Twitter and high growth, non-revenue consumer web startups.
- Almost Viral: A Hybrid Acquisition Strategy – "By being almost viral you can grow very cheaply, control your rate of growth and demographics, and get enough traffic to conduct meaningful experiments. Need to grow more slowly? Just decrease your daily ad spend. Need statistically significant results more quickly? Increase your daily ad spend. With a viral coefficient of 0.9 you’ve dealt with your acquisition risk. Rather than going fully viral and dealing with the operational difficulties, it might be worth your time to deal with other market risks: retention, engagement, and monetization. "
These are my links for March 6th through March 8th:
- Wolfram Blog : Wolfram|Alpha Is Coming! –
- Wolfram Alpha is Coming — and It Could be as Important as Google | Twine –
- Wolfram Alpha — it’s like plugging into an electronic brain » VentureBeat –
- If browsers were women – Sharenator.org – "[Chrome] Extremely skinny, but very cool and friendly. However, when it comes to the bedroom, she is very inexperienced and has little to offer. [IE] For most, she's the first woman they tried. She's really easy but can get you infected." etc etc
- Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: The coming of the megacomputer – Nick Carr commentary on Rick Rashid's statement that 20% of servers were going to major cloud data centers. Also some interesting discussion in comments.
- FT.com | Tech Blog | How many computers does the world need? – According to Microsoft research chief Rick Rashid, around 20 per cent of all the servers sold around the world each year are now being bought by a small handful of internet companies – he named Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Amazon.
- The New Hot Cuisine: Korean – WSJ.com – Korean food is slowly making its way into mainstream awareness, both high end (French Laundry, Le Bernardin) and everyday (CPK, Kogi BBQ).
- WriteOnIt – Fake pictures – Build fake magazine covers, newspapers, and photos.