On the 4th of October I participated in a hackathon with Project X Haren data organized by Tweetonderzoek (University of Utrecht) and SETUP Utrecht. After organizer Thomas Boeschoten welcomed us and talked us through the program I adressed some ethical concerns about working with this data. The ethics of working with big data The Project X Haren event… Read more The imagery of Project X Haren
My colleague Bernhard Rieder added a new feature to his netvizz application which now allows you to create a network graph of your friends and their Likes. Instead of a network visualization that shows the connections between your friends, this bipartite graph includes two different Facebook objects in one graph: your friends and their Likes and the… Read more Visualizing bipartite Facebook Like networks
My work, the University of Amsterdam Mediastudies Department, is located next to the Rokin. The Rokin has been under construction for many years now, in order to build Amsterdam’s new subway line that connects Amsterdam North to Amsterdam South.The project is taking longer than expected, costs millions more than expected which may have led to… Read more Photos from underground: Building Amsterdam’s new subway line.
I have been using the username silvertje for several services and multiple social media platforms for years and people have been asking me where my username comes from. The answer is IRC. When I first came online, somewhere in 1995, I quickly discovered IRC and became an avid user :) In contrast to current social networking… Read more Where my username comes from
Over the past couple of weeks I have joined a variety of new services including App.net, State, Branch, Medium, Kippt, Buffer. App.net I recently backed my first kickstarter-ish project ever and decided to join App.net (AppDotNet or ADN). People keep asking me if I think it can ever compete with Twitter or will it ever… Read more Trying out some new services: App.net, State, Branch, Medium, Kippt, Buffer
Recently there has been quite some turmoil in the blogosphere concerning Twitter’s upcoming API changes. While reading the blogpost announcing some of the changes I noted that Twitter would be shifting from Display Guidlines to Display Requirements. When reading the current Display Guidelines I noticed that I am currently violating these guidelines by displaying tweets… Read more I’m violating Twitter’s Display Guidelines