Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-22

Paper submitted! Yay! Number 83. Time for bed :-) # What is this family day nonsense? I want to go shopping! # Slept through kickboxing :,( also friend married swamp creature yesteray, and I totally forgot that was happening. # Taken to consuming protein shakes on the basis they're more efficient than food. Programmer mentality pervading my life? ...

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Visualizing Engagement on Twitter

Cliques size 4+

Next Thursday, I'm giving a talk on my research to people from the communications department. Outline below. When we talk about how we quantify success in social media (and Twitter), we need to consider how we're defining engagement. Does someone following us mean that they are engaged with our content? Maybe - but maybe not. We ...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Developers? Humans? You Guys Should Meet

robot invasion

I love Google, I do. I wouldn't use another search engine and I use a lot of their other stuff as well. But I've been following the debate about privacy  in Buzz (read this - if you doubt that the privacy issues are a potential problem, and this info for lawyers and journalists with useful ...

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-14

Another year has gone by and I still don't know what this superbowl thing is. Luckily, now it's over people will stop trying to explain it. # Wondering - when Facebook builds a fully integrated email client, will it have IMAP? One less reason to log into the site... # This morning seemed like a good time ...

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Levels of Engagement on Twitter

Levels of Engagement on Twitter

My co-supervisor, Michael Weiss, came up with this diagram expressing the interactions we have with people on Twitter. Direct messaging is the most intimate form of communication, which we cannot track through the API without authentication (and then only for an individual user) as it is private. We have engagement through conversation and retweets, passive listening ...

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-07

February is career month for @uOttawaWISE! Upcoming we have @launchitright @thecodefactory and @mypromotion. Excited? I am! # Loving what I can see of this guy Edward Marcotte's visualizations, but can't find them anywhere! Any leads? # How to hate the ipad - a breakdown of the backlash - /cc @gailcarmichael # Reading "Living on the edge ...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Science Teacher Talk: Information -> Meaning

Universal Authorship

Initial draft of a talk I'm supposed to be giving in February. Information -> Meaning Before the printing press, literacy rates were really low, and the average book was the bible. This was all people had by way of information. The printing press caused a revolution. 100 years later, humans had more information than they could hope to ...

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-01

I'm very pink today. Wearing my most awesome pink snowboots and pink spring jacket. Outfit ftw! # IBM Case Study Competition RSVP form: - sign up! Will be awesome! Spots limited! please RT! # Dear uOttawa wifi. Your function is to provide internet access. You are failing miserably at this. Yours, frustrated student trying to work. ...

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

A Random Collection of Cool / Useful Things I Found on the Internet

In the last couple of days, I've found a bunch of things that are really cool, so I'm going to collect them here, in no particular order. Incidentally, I found all of them via Twitter. Information gathering ftw! Awesome pictures of Mars in the Huffington Post. Honestly, I don't get too excited about space stuff typically ...

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