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Race and Social Network Sites: Putting Facebook's Data in Context
From Apophenia

Race and Social Network Sites: Putting Facebook's Data in Context

A few weeks ago, Facebook's data team released a set of data addressing a simple but complex question: How Diverse is Facebook? Given my own work over the last...

Augmented Reality at Metaio
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Reality at Metaio

Some interesting thoughts in ReadWriteWeb on the status of Augmented Reality leader Metaio which has the package Junaio that I have looked at on Smartphones. They...

Science of Sharing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Science of Sharing

Sharethis comments on the science of sharing. Some interesting, but rather self-serving statistics.

Biweekly links for 12/28/2009
From Michael Nielsen

Biweekly links for 12/28/2009

The Nobel Laureate Versus the Graduate Student A fascinating account of the 1962 debate between John Bardeen and Brian Josephson about Josephson’s suggestion that...

Quantum Machine Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Machine Learning

Google Research blog on quantum machine learning. Machine learning is the essence of artificial intelligence ... make a machine that learns and you can set it loose...

"The Behavioral Economics of Personal Information"
From Schneier on Security

"The Behavioral Economics of Personal Information"

Good survey article by Alessandro Acquisti in IEEE Computer.

Monte Carlo Simulation
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Monte Carlo Simulation

Random numbers are fun. Really they are. They are at the heart of gambling for sure but they are also a key part of what is called a Monte Carlo Simulation. These...

From Computational Complexity

2009 Complexity Year in Review

We go all the way back to January for the paper of the year, Mark Braverman's Poly-logarithmic independence fools AC0 circuits. Runners up include the Moser-Tardos...

Faceted Web Search?
From The Noisy Channel

Faceted Web Search?

Researchers from Microsoft say it’s very challenging. Google is trying, but there’s a long way to go. And Eric Iverson just wrote me to describe his own preliminary...

Challenging the Tipping Point
From The Eponymous Pickle

Challenging the Tipping Point

In Mind Hacks: Looking at the work of Duncan Watts. And by implication challenging the methodology of many kinds of simulations and predictive analytics in general...

Separating Explosives from the Detonator
From Schneier on Security

Separating Explosives from the Detonator

Chechen terrorists did it in 2004. I said this in an interview with then TSA head Kip Hawley in 2007: I don't want to even think about how much C4 I can strap...

R.I.P. Modista
From The Noisy Channel

R.I.P. Modista

Long-time readers may recall my post about visual search startup Modista last November, or this guest post by one of its principals. Unfortunately, the story has...

When Data Does not Match Theory
From The Eponymous Pickle

When Data Does not Match Theory

Have seen this many times, especially in the realm of marketing, where people sometimes just search for data that matches the results they want. So its naturalThis...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Creche
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Creche

Happy Squidmas, everybody.

Friday Squid Blogging: Madonna and Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Madonna and Squid

A painting.

Designing for social innovation: an interview with Ezio Manzini
From Putting People First

Designing for social innovation: an interview with Ezio Manzini

User experience strategist Steve Baty interviewed Ezio Manzini, Professor of Design at the Politecnico di Milano and one of the keynote speakers at Interaction...

The Journal of Information Architecture
From Putting People First

The Journal of Information Architecture

The Journal of Information Architecture, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, is now at its second issue — and all the content can be downloaded: Issue 1 (Spring...

When professionals get culture shock
From Putting People First

When professionals get culture shock

Nokia user researcher Jan Chipchase reflects on the issue of culture shock, a condition that can even affect professionals whose livelihood depends on being able...

The fable of the user-centred designer
From Putting People First

The fable of the user-centred designer

David Travis has written a fable that “follows a young man’s journey as he discovers the three secrets of user-centred design”. “Many years ago, I read a book by...

Biweekly links for 12/25/2009
From Michael Nielsen

Biweekly links for 12/25/2009

Let’s make language exams useful « Secret Blogging Seminar David Speyer has what looks like a viable proposal for crowdsourcing translation of mathematical texts...
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