- Dept. of Science: Don’t!: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
In adults, this skill is often referred to as metacognition, or thinking about thinking, and it’s what allows people to outsmart their shortcomings.
(categories: metacognition thinking patience kids education learning psychology self-control )
- Official Google Reader Blog: "Life is a great bundle of little things"
Bundle a bunch of feeds together into a single feed, kind of like planet software w/o the hassle.
(categories: googlereader feed sharing bundle lists google planet )
- Google Analytics Blog: Web Analytics Tips & Tricks: Share Your Google Analytics Data With Everyone
… Now you can use the Google Analytics Data Export API to create your own integrations to share Google Analytics data with everyone. For example, if you use WordPress blogging software, you can display Google Analytics traffic data directly on your website using the new Analyticator plugin by Sprial Web Consulting.
(categories: stats reporting google analytics integration api )
- Churchill Club Top Ten Tech Trends on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Ann Winblad: The unstructured data deluge creates the next great information leaders. Every click, message, tweet is rich data amassed at exponential rates. Gartner predicts enterprise data growth of 650 percent in five years; 80 percent of that data will be unstructured.
(categories: data bigdata datamining storage enterprise )
- The Web Is Working Harder For Me
Quote: "For example, as part of my morning information routine, I go through my Gist dashboard. This is a list of all the new information that Gist has found from a wide variety of data sources about people and companies in my social network. It derives the social network from my email inbox, integrates it with my Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter social graphs, and then presents it to me in a way that is prioritized by what it thinks I find most interesting. The level of relevance to me is amazing now that I’ve had it running for a few months."
(categories: gist relevance dashboard socialgraph socialnetworks socialsoftware )
- Are you building an everyday app? (the LinkedIn problem) – Bokardo
Everyday apps in theory are as plentiful as bees in a blossoming apple tree. In practice, however, everyday apps are exceedingly rare.
(categories: everydayapp facebook linkedin socialsoftware )
- Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – Are you building an application that people use every day or do you just think you are?
From reading the blog posts about the changes, the problem the switch from a highlights-centric news feed to a real-time stream is addressing is the fact that the highlights-based feed is stale and doesn’t provide enough value for users who’ve not just become every day users but are now every hour users. Not only do over 100 million of its users login every day but with 90 million users generating 90 billion page views in the month of March 2009 that implies the average page view for a Facebook user is over once per hour.
(categories: facebook everydayapp stream realtime activitystreams )
- Notification Strategies for Social Networks
Assuming you want to spread news about a feature to people on a social network and that you’re limited to x notifications but you have y participants, what’s the most effective use of those x notifications? Answer: calculating influence.
(categories: social socialnetworks notification eigenvalue centrality )
- Custom StackOverflow Shirts at Social Shirt: Wear Your Reputation!
Ghetto but novel.
(categories: shirt socialnetworks twitter )
- Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – RSS readers modeled after email clients are fundamentally broken
The problem is that the RSS readers I use regularly, Google Reader and RSS Bandit, take their inspiration from email clients which is the wrong model for consuming casual content like blogs. Whenever I fire up an email application like Outlook or Hotmail it presents me with a list of tasks I must complete in the form of messages that need responses, work items, meeting invitations, spam that needs to deleting, notifications related to commercial/financial transactions that I need to be aware of and so on. Reading email is a chore where you are constantly taunted by the BOLD unread messages indicator silently nagging you about the stuff you haven’t done yet.
(categories: rss email aggregation informationoverload rssreader )