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How Twitter Gets In The Way Of Knowledge

How Twitter Gets In The Way Of Knowledge | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it
Twitter has increasingly restricted access to the largest organized database of modern language in the world, despite its immense research value. It's a tragedy.

Via Pierre Levy
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With millions of tweets transmitted every day, Twitter has become an important historical and cultural record and an immensely useful resource for researchers of politics, history, literature, language, and anything else you can imagine.

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, January 7, 2013 12:44 PM

Twitter as a research database

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TREC's tools for downloading tweets also have to allow for Twitter's strict rate-limiting. TREC attendees trying to download their dataset of 16 million tweets are subject to a maximum of 180 API calls every 15 minutes. Under those limits, it would take more than two weeks to get all 16 million tweets. Researchers trying to gather their own datasets would use Twitter's streaming APIs, which returns a real-time feed of tweets posted to Twitter, but the publicly-available API for that is limited to only a small fraction of total tweets to the service, around 1 percent. There is an API that allows all tweets to the service to be collected, the "firehose," but Twitter strongly limits access to it and charges a fee that is well outside the budget of most academic research.Gnip, Twitter's resellers for firehose access, charges $0.10 per thousand tweets. It would cost TREC, whose participants have no funding at all, $16,000 to get their 16 million tweets that way.

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How “Participation” Turned Consumers Into Customers

How “Participation” Turned Consumers Into Customers | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it
by Patrizia Bertini European Director of Research & Insights, Wipro Digital @LegoViews Many companies are rebranding themselves as participative, co-creation-led, or user centered, however, there’s still a high level of corporate uncertainty and confusion. When organizations fail to understand and leverage these practices adequately, there are systemic implications on overall strategy. Participatory design is not a […]
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Along with a changing value chain model, there was a parallel shift in what became valuable for customers, moving from the tangible (the beer) to the memorable (the club experience). The key success factor was not product-focused, but an understanding of what makes experiences memorable.

This approach requires constant conversation and the ability to listen, translating conversations into actionable strategies and memorable experiences. It’s also important that organizations understand that listening to and engaging are not in themselves strategies, but part of an attitude and a mind set that, to be fully implemented, must permeate the organization from within. 

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Understanding the value of data

For the past five years, the IBM Institute of Business Value has conducted an annual survey to better understand the value of data within an organization. What…


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12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World

12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it
A potential $33 trillion/year impact by 2025.

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Paul Aneja - eTrends's curator insight, May 27, 2013 11:25 PM

12 Transformative Disruptive Technologies: Changing the World

1. Mobile Internet
2. Automation of Knowledge Work
3. The Internet of Things
4. Cloud technology
5. Advanced robotics
6. Autonomous and Near-Autonomous Vehicles
7. Next-generation genomics
8. Energy storage
9. 3-D printing
10. Advanced materials
11. Advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery
12. Renewable energy


Applications of the 12 technologies could have a potential economic impact between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year in 2025.


These are major disruptors and opportunities to transform. 

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Deleuze and Computers by Alexander Galloway

Deleuze and Computers by Alexander Galloway | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it
Excellent presentation by Alexander Galloway on Deleuze who along with Eugene Thacker wrote an interesting theory of networks: the exploit .
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As Foucault would say, the superman is much less than the disappearance of living men, and much more than a changeof concept: it is the advent of a new form that is neither God nor man and which, it is hoped, will not prove worse than its two previous forms”(Deleuze)

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How Twitter Gets In The Way Of Knowledge

How Twitter Gets In The Way Of Knowledge | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it
Twitter has increasingly restricted access to the largest organized database of modern language in the world, despite its immense research value. It's a tragedy.

Via Pierre Levy
Patrizia Bertini's insight:

With millions of tweets transmitted every day, Twitter has become an important historical and cultural record and an immensely useful resource for researchers of politics, history, literature, language, and anything else you can imagine.

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, January 7, 2013 12:44 PM

Twitter as a research database

luiy's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:12 PM

TREC's tools for downloading tweets also have to allow for Twitter's strict rate-limiting. TREC attendees trying to download their dataset of 16 million tweets are subject to a maximum of 180 API calls every 15 minutes. Under those limits, it would take more than two weeks to get all 16 million tweets. Researchers trying to gather their own datasets would use Twitter's streaming APIs, which returns a real-time feed of tweets posted to Twitter, but the publicly-available API for that is limited to only a small fraction of total tweets to the service, around 1 percent. There is an API that allows all tweets to the service to be collected, the "firehose," but Twitter strongly limits access to it and charges a fee that is well outside the budget of most academic research.Gnip, Twitter's resellers for firehose access, charges $0.10 per thousand tweets. It would cost TREC, whose participants have no funding at all, $16,000 to get their 16 million tweets that way.

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Mojeek

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No advertising, no tracking, just search.

 

Mojeek - a crawler based search engine with an emphasis on unbiased results and user privacy.

 

Mojeek Limited is a UK startup specialising in web search technology, which primarily provides Internet search services to the general public through its crawler based search engine, but also businesses via API/XML feeds and licensing agreements.

 

Mojeek's focus is on providing users with an unbiased and uncluttered search service, free from user tracking.


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an alternative to the over-rated, ubiquitous, invasive Google...

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Co-Creation: Finding The Cubed Factor For Customer Experience (CX)

Co-Creation: Finding The Cubed Factor For Customer Experience (CX) | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it

The idea that markets are conversations has been around for at least 15 years. However, few companies really understand or actually benefit from the practice of listening to and engaging with their customers. Rigid structures, inability to react and fear of change create a pause in […]


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Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, July 5, 2015 7:47 AM

Engaging your customer experiences!!

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Co-creation & User Experience

There has been a divorce between users and organisations and today's UX practice risks to miss some key points. We are not designing anymore for needs, but for…
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Co-creation can be extremely beneficial to UX as can complete its approach by giving vision, engaging users in conversations - because "markets are conversations".

There has been a divorce between users and organisations and today's UX practice risks to miss some key points. We are not designing anymore for needs, but for values and meanings which can only be revealed through participative activities where users, designers and stakeholders have the opportunity to collaboratively construct and shape innovation. 

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The 5 Stages of Your Creative Process

The 5 Stages of Your Creative Process | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it
I love the creative process. Yet I hate it, too. Creativity is almost always a love/hate/love relationship.
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Any real creative idea that goes beyond the known facts needs doubts and a long agony to reach an epiphany and proceed to the next stage. It's just a sort of natural selection, only the best survive.

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Patrizia Bertini's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:58 AM

Any real creative idea that goes beyond the known facts needs doubts and a long agony to reach an epiphany and proceed to the next stage. It's just a sort of natural selection, only the best survive.

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An Imaginary War, A Wikipedia Hoax | TechCrunch

An Imaginary War, A Wikipedia Hoax | TechCrunch | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it
Wikipedia editors unearthed a clever hoax perpetrated on the web's gullible netizens, sending the mighty "Bicholim Conflict" back to where it originated: non-existence.
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Do you trust Wikipedia? Maybe you should look for more sources of information... 

Comedy Central’s conservative satirist, Stephen Colbert, dubbed Wikipedia’s epistemological contribution to society, “Wikiality”, the notion that “together we can create a reality that we all agree on — the reality we just agreed on.” ~ a form of (surreal) social construction... [only the paranoid will survive]

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it
Not only can the brain learn new tricks, but it can also change its structure and function--even in old age
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AS SCIENTISTS PROBE the limits of neuroplasticity, they are finding that mind sculpting can occur even without input from the outside world. The brain can change as a result of the thoughts we think. ~ Amazing Article about the power of the brain and thoughts.

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Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years

Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years | Digital dimensions | Scoop.it

As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.

 

They range from the serious to the fanciful, from the exciting to the petrifying.

And to get a gauge on how likely they are to happen, we asked the special bets department at British betting firm Ladbrokes to give us their odds on each prediction coming true.

 

[View more at the link]

 


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BBC and the future.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:23 PM

Be prepared for the future...

Anthony Burke's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:12 AM

How many of these will come true,,,ha...ha I remember some of the great predictions in the past that never made it, whilst the unpredicted did. Anyone remember the "atomic" egg that would fit in a box to power all your household power needs? Anyone remember all the free time we were going to have to manage because robots and AI would be doing all the work?

Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 30, 2013 12:33 AM
And flying cars for the year 2,000? ;-) Great infographic nevertheless. Thanks for sharing!