Monthly Archives: March 2010

links for 2010-03-12

BBC News – The top 100 sites on the internet A top 100 from Nielsen, sorted by nationality. Doesn't include China's popular sites. Would be interesting to see how this compares to Alexa, DoubleClick/Google data (tags: bbc internet research technology … Continue reading

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links for 2010-03-10

Internet Observatory Report Another piece on Arbor's 2009 research on the emergence of "hypergiants" in terms of internet traffic (tags: internet research architecture filtering freespeech arbor intermediary) Arbor Networks Reports on the Rise of the Internet "Hyper Giants" | Xconomy … Continue reading

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links for 2010-03-09

Why We're Giving Away Our Reporting Recipe – ProPublica Pro Publica decides we can't go it alone – offers the recipe for a particularly effective piece of journalism, asks other journalists to help them replicate the reporting elsewhere. Cool opensource … Continue reading

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John Wilbanks on Science Commons, and generativity in science

John Wilbanks, the founder of Science Commons, is in the midst of a big move. His division of Creative Commons, focused on opening scientific research and innovation, is now five years old and is being “airlifted” to California to try … Continue reading

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links for 2010-03-08

Why We're Giving Away Our Reporting Recipe – ProPublica Pro Pubica decides we can't go it alone – offers the recipe for a particularly effective piece of journalism, asks other journalists to help them replicate the reporting elsewhere. Cool opensource … Continue reading

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links for 2010-03-04

Raph's Website " Are virtual worlds over? Fascinating article from a 3d virtual worlds pioneer arguing that much lighter-weight games have stolen some of the momentum for virtual worlds by appearing to be standalone places with an ongoing existence… even … Continue reading

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Jonathan Stray on original reporting: imaginary abundance

This evening, Google News tells me that I have my choice of 5,053 articles on conflicts between Congressional Republicans and Democrats over healthcare reform. (Oh goody.) How many of those stories contain original reporting? In a world with thousands of … Continue reading

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links for 2010-03-03

Foursquare in SF: The Quest for Mayorship | 7×7 nice riff on the competitive dynamics behind foursquare, and the ways in which the game mechanics – tacked on to a social search tool – ate the main product (tags: foursquare … Continue reading

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Karrie Karahalios – Text and Tie Strength

Professor Karrie Karahalios is a current Berkman fellow, joining us from UIUC where she teaches computer science. Her talk at Berkman today is titled “Text and Tie Strength”, and begins with a reminder that “What attracts people most is other … Continue reading

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ChatRoulette survey (long bookmark)

ChatRoulette: An Initial Survey The fine folks at the Web Ecology Project pride themselves on researching web trends that are just starting to catch the attention of the media and other researchers. As such, we can count on them not … Continue reading

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