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What is Social Search?  Zakta Answers
From The Eponymous Pickle

What is Social Search? Zakta Answers

Recently I took a first look at Zakta, a novel form of search engine that includes the ability to work socially with your searches, edit them, manipulate and use...

Shneiderman on Future of Information Discovery
From The Eponymous Pickle

Shneiderman on Future of Information Discovery

Here are Ben Shneiderman's slides from his keynote at the 2009 HCIR conference, posted by Daniel Tunkelang, worth a look.-

Compete
From The Eponymous Pickle

Compete

A colleague pointed me to compete.com from TNS, which acquired them last year. With a trial version of the package you can compare traffic at major web sites. Also...

Why Words Matter:  Technology is not the same as Computing
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Why Words Matter: Technology is not the same as Computing

Robb Cutler, CSTA Past President

Synchronized Blinking with Video
From The Eponymous Pickle

Synchronized Blinking with Video

In Lucid Thoughts Steve Genco looks at the process of blinking based on some recent research which ' ... presents some really intriguing findings about when and...

Ben Shneiderman
From The Noisy Channel

Ben Shneiderman


A reflection on energy efficiency and behaviour
From Putting People First

A reflection on energy efficiency and behaviour

Irene Cassarino, an Experientia collaborator, reports on the First European Conference on Energy Efficiency and Behaviour, which took place in Maastricht last week...

Social Search from Google
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Search from Google

I joined the Google Social Search experiment. When you join it, any time you do a search in Google it adds information and results from your social network. It...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 26
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 26

October 27 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on Department of Homeland Security...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 26
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of October 26

October 27 Hearing: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on Department of Homeland Security...

2006 Wal-Mart Hack
From Schneier on Security

2006 Wal-Mart Hack

Interesting story of a 2006 Wal-Mart hack from, probably, Minsk.

links for 2009-10-27
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-10-27

Introducing Amazon RDS - The Amazon Relational Database Service That's MySQL in the cloud as a web service. This is exactly the...

Arianna Huffington and Peter Thiel on the digital revolution
From Putting People First

Arianna Huffington and Peter Thiel on the digital revolution

And still two more video rushes on the site of Digital Revolution. Arianna Huffington interview – USA Arianna Huffington is the co-founder of the influential news...

Tim Berners-Lee and Einar Kvaran on the digital revolution
From Putting People First

Tim Berners-Lee and Einar Kvaran on the digital revolution

More video rushes on the site of Digital Revolution (working title), an open source documentary, due for transmission on BBC Two in 2010, that will take stock of...

The Other Side of the Table: David Heinemeier Hansson
From Return 42;

The Other Side of the Table: David Heinemeier Hansson

It has been a while since the last post of this blog series. Though, it is not over and today's post will definitely not be the last one. Previous participantsDavid...

From Computational Complexity

FOCS Day 2

After an early morning injection of much needed caffeine, Team Northwestern was ready for the next round of talks.  Today's program consisted of talks more related...

Become Independent of Peer Review
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Become Independent of Peer Review

When I asked the director of a large—and successful—British software house his most serious problem, he said without hesitation “how to prevent clusters of incompetence...

Flocking Methods for Clustering
From The Eponymous Pickle

Flocking Methods for Clustering

For a proposed project I am examining flocking methods to build spatial clusters. Flocking/Herding is the regularly observable activity of animals like birds gathering...

A Synchronicity, a book by Julian Bleecker and Nicholas Nova
From Putting People First

A Synchronicity, a book by Julian Bleecker and Nicholas Nova

A synchronicity: Design Fictions for Asynchronous Urban Computing by Julian Bleecker and Nicolas Nova Available as a print-on-demand book from lulu.com. Click here...

Data mines and ideas of time
From Putting People First

Data mines and ideas of time

The boys at design consultancy BERG are prolific this week: Toiling in the data-mines: what data exploration feels like by Tom Armitage “There are several aspects...
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