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 ...

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-25

Wondering if going to drive test to exchange license counts as eating a live frog. # Bye bye British drivers license :,( on the plus side, exchange is painless and quick. # Graphing conversations to discover more about bomber - /via @jphatala @tgrevatt # I <3 love <3 @douglasgresham despite my terrible error reporting ( ) he ...

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Release Time!

Really excited to release the applets of my Twitter Conversation Networks, and also the Clique visualizations. Details here. I'm providing the option to get priority by making a loan on uOttawa WISE's Kiva lending team. Although much of it is automated, each one takes me a little time to make, plus there is the time I've spent coding ...

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Expat Adventures: Getting a Car

Last Friday I bought a car - it's winter and therefore the ski season, and I get a little crazy living in the cold if I don't ski. Skiing is the point of living somewhere cold, I think. On Monday I went to get my license exchanged. It was painless. I handed in my British one, ...

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