After the introduction to APIs and API critiques Bernard Rieder talked about APIs from the perspective of Â “Variation and Change.” This transcript is compiledÂ 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’Â based on a co-authored paper with Carolin GerlitzÂ titled â€˜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 byÂ 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
I won’t bore you with my (already failed) New Year’s resolutions such as going to bed earlier, not checking Twitter when attempting to go to bed, taking more time to cook, exercise more and the other usual suspects, but instead, I will share some of my online resolutions. Blog more often This one is going… Read more My online New Year’s resolutions