Author Archives: robinna

For Zynga game users (you know, farmville, mafiawars, vampirewars, etc….)

Interesting article about the fallout over Zynga (Farmville, Mafia Wars, etc., which all have huge communities on facebook) and its scam ads. Hmm, yet another reason to pay attention to what you click on and ALWAYS read the TOS. 😉 “Zynga insists they are serious about cleaning up the industry. And today Pincus has announced that the company will remove all offer advertising from their ...

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5 Years of Firefox (and the web)

Very interesting (and short) review of the last 5 years for Firefox and web in general…. “All of our servers melted instantly,” Vukićević says. “We spent an hour trying to get the downloads back up.” (on the day Firefox launched) ….and looking to the future:““We always ask, ‘What is it that people on the open web can’t do right now? What’s pushing them towards things ...

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NYT project / Mapping name subject headings (semantic web)

I am so excited about this NYT project — just the kind of thing needed to start moving the semantic web forward … By the way, DBPedia is an attempt to take Wikipedia data and semanticize it… I am kind of in love with linked in data at the moment. Article athttp://tinyurl.com/yhdayvr “Over the last several months we have manually mapped more than 5,000 person ...

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Institutional Repository News

… the group will offer repository-related services, including personnel to scan physical media to digital formats, to check on rights for publishing materials, assist in content submission and offer the opportunity to store research materials in the MetaArchive Cooperative, a collaborative repository effort between Emory University, Georgia Tech and 13 other research institutions. The Cooperative is a member-driven organization that has been funded by the ...

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