In February I graduated cum laude with a thesis on blog software and search engines titled ‘Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations.’ It aims to add the study of software-engine relations to the emerging field of Software Studies, which may open up a new avenue in the field by accounting for… Read more Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations
For some reason this Google Alert struck me as odd. I previously described how Google Alerts showed me that Google is dividing the web into different spheres, for example the websphere, the blogosphere, the newssphere, the ‘commentosphere’ etc. This Alert however, does not so much seem to point to a specific sphere but to a… Read more Google expands its indexing focus to actions within social networks
My friends gave me this t-shirt as a graduation present two months ago. It is now the “T-shirt of the day” at Googlified.com, nice. UPDATE: The t-shirt refers to my MA thesis which is now online: Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations
The Recalling RFID seminar on Friday was nicely complemented by workshops on Saturday. With the Digital Methods Initiative we conducted research on various aspects of RFID on the web which resulted in five different projects. I worked on a project titled “RFID Imagery: ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’ Associations Compared” with Esther Weltevrede, Laura van der Vlies… Read more Recalling RFID: Visualizing the RFID Imagery According to Google
Yesterday I experienced what a full day without Google looks like. 10.00 am – I do my first Google query and receive a timeout error: 10.05 – I try a few other queries but receive the same timeout error. 10.15 – I’m getting anxious but remember there are other search engines than Google and turn… Read more A Day Without Google, OK Make That Two!
I just noticed a change in my Google Alert. Instead of one alert it is now divided into two alerts, one for Google Blogs and one for Google Web. Is Google taking on a spherical approach? It is now clearly distinguishing between the blogosphere and the web, which is sometimes called the division between the… Read more Google Alert is Now Mixing the Blogosphere and the Web