This post is the first in a short series exploring my hypothesis of RSS as the technological foundation of Web 2.0 for my PhD research. I have had the honor of talking with Dave Winer about my research and to pose him some questions. I would like to thank him for his time, thoughts and… Read more Dave Winer on the terminology of RSS
Google’s indexing of the updatesphere is going quite well with the recent news that it will soon show all tweets going back to March 21, 2006. However, there seems to be a very basic flaw in its search design: it returns the platform name for a query! So if I search for Google it will… Read more Dear Google, please fix the updatesphere
A few hours ago the following tweet by @librarycongress appeared in my timeline “Library acquires ENTIRE Twitter archive. ALL tweets. More info here http://go.usa.gov/ik4” All your tweets are belong to us This is big. The ENTIRE archive containing ALL tweets? But if we read the official announcement on the Library of Congress blog it states… Read more Twitter acknowledged as a small piece of the mosaic of humanity
In my 2008 thesis on ‘Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations‘ in the chapter on the History of Blog Software and Blog Engines I wrote about Dave Winer’s role within the pre-blog BBS-scene and his DaveNet (1994) and Scripting News (1997). Back then I used the Internet Archive to track down… Read more History of Winer’s Blogging points to October 7, 1994
During the CPoV Wikipedia conference there was a lot of activity on Twitter on the backchannel #cpov. Fanatic tweeter and co-organizer Nishant Shah even got temporarily barred from Twitter due to “excessive tweeting.” API calls are the new scarcity online! Reaching the API limit often marks you as a spammer. On top of that Twitter… Read more API calls are the new scarcity online!
A few weeks ago I noticed during the BrightNight event that my tweets did not appear in the backchannel. After extensively searching the Twitter Support pages on ‘Tweets Not In Search/Hashtags not working‘ I found out that for some reason Twitter had blocked/removed my tweets from search. After some shout outs on Twitter, it appeared… Read more Thank you Twitter, for showing my tweets in search again