Author Archives: robinna

Experiments in social media – what people are doing

Given that many social media sites use databases on the backend and APIs, there are a lot of interesting 3rd party apps and experiments culling through data and repurposing. One such experiment is WeKnowWhatYoureDoing.com – the Atlantic gives a good overview of how this works: Let me give you this hypothetical about privacy. You and a friend walk into a public subway station having a ...

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Lantern slides – technology and art

Lovely lantern slide of the Library Library, Tring Museum, London.from American Museum of Historyhttp://www.facebook.com/amnhlibrary If you don’t know what a lantern slide is, Lantern Slide Collection has a very good overview. Basically, they are captured/projected positive (vs. a negative) images on  glass plates.  In terms of look and technology, they are a cross between a high quality photocopy and photograph. Many of these are handtinted, which ...

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Meebo retirement date July 11! Hurry!

Meebo users: Meebo rides off into the sunset on July 11.—————————–As a past Messenger user, we wanted you to know that until July 11 you can download your archived Messenger chat logs. Log into your account on Meebo Messenger for a download link. Please act soon — after July 11, chat archives will be deleted. You may remember meebo was purchased by google…  Kind of like what ...

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Semantic web, linked data & metadata proposals for GLA

I thought you might like to see what I’m pitching for GLA/COMO this year. If either of these do not make the program, I will shop them around elsewhere: Proposal 1 (Solo):Metadata makes the world go round: an introduction to metadataDid you know metadata is everywhere? Did you know that you are a metadata creator? This fun & dynamic intro to metadata explores how data ...

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Rembrandt on Facebook

Interesting use of Facebook to showcase Rembrandt although I do wonder how long it will last. I think this is a really cool use of timeline and it would be a shame to see Facebook take it down, tho I can see the argument for violating TOS. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rembrandt-Van-Reijn/61542003480 a video version here which is somewhat easier to viewhttp://t.co/cdZuVRCo

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