On the 25th of January I presented a first version of a paper on short URLs during our Digital Methods Winterschool 2012. It contains a case study that aims to map and analyze how devices treat a hyperlink by looking into what happens when a link is shared on a platform and therewith adopted by… Read more The Social Life of a t.co URL visualized
After the introduction to APIs and API critiques Bernard Rieder talked about APIs from the perspective of “Variation and Change.” This transcript is compiled from collaborative notes by the Digital Methods Initiative. API: a means and protocol for two systems to exchange data and functionality. APIs can be seen as data sources and as objects of… Read more Digital Methods Winterschool 2012: APIs – Variations and Change
From 25-27 January 2012 we held our fourth annual Winter School with the theme “Interfaces for the Cloud: Curating the Data.” The first day consisted of paper presentations and responses/feedback. The second day we collaboratively kicked off a workshop on API critique where I started with an introduction to APIs and API critiques, followed by… Read more Digital Methods Winterschool 2012: APIs as Interfaces to the Cloud
On the 23rd of January I had the honor to give a keynote lecture at the Bobcatsss 2012 conference. I talked about ‘The Like Economy and the Politics of Data in the Social Web’ based on a co-authored paper with Carolin Gerlitz titled ‘Hit, Link, Like and Share. Organizing the social and the fabric of the web… Read more Video Bobcatsss 2012: The Like Economy and the Politics of Data in the Social Web
I just happened to do the lazy people’s version of looking up a website by Googling for “Google Plus” in my browser’s (Chrome, obviously) address bar instead of directly typing in the URL plus.google.com. Hey, it’s a few characters less :) But what caught my eye was Google+ its tagline in the search snipped which I… Read more What does Google mean with its Google+ tagline?
Last Monday I wrote a blog post on Vampire movies in IMDB and Breyten notified me on Twitter that he wasn’t sure his comment came through on my blog because of a BackType error. I used the BackType Connect plugin for WordPress to integrate tweets related to the blog post into the commentspace. Conversations are… Read more Integrating the distributed commentspace of Twitter into your blog