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The pushbutton Web

24/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : The pushbutton Web - Anil breaks down some of the recent work around realtime messaging

Simon Willison : The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real. Anil Dash is excited by the potential for PubSubHubBub and Webhooks to make near-real-time scalable event publishing accessible to regular web developers. So am I.

jimray : Anil's thoughts on the "pushbutton web" are really smart - And really well written, to boot. This is the future.

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the Pushbutton Web - the best articulation of the current real-time web trend I've seen

Greg Storey : Pushbutton. - Forgot to link to this earlier. Go. Read. Now.

Anil : The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - tweetcount_url = 'http://dashes.com/anil/2009/07/the-pushbutton-web-realtime-becomes-real.html#comment-661209'; tweetcount_title = 'The Pushbutton Web, about realtime messaging getting real'; tweetcount_src = 'By @anildash:'; tweetcount_

Clay Shirky on the death of newspapers and reinvention of journalism

14/03/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Clay Shirky on the death of newspapers and reinvention of journalism - the single best essay on the topic I've read

nelson : Journalism revolution - Well reasoned, calm essay about the coming end of newspaper journalism and how to approach replacing it

jcgregorio : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky - Shirky nails it.

Eric Meyer : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - Everyone else is linking to it, so I might as well. Besides, it's incredibly insightful and intelligent stuff.

joshua : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - clay sighting

carlfish : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - Clay Shirky on the ongoing demise of print media, and why we can't point at anything specific that can replace it: "The old stuff gets broken faster than the new stuff is put in its place."

Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org

10/10/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org - Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org: very cool work by Andy and Joshua

deusx : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org - "While most political blogs are extremely partisan, their biases aren't immediately obvious to outsiders like me. I wanted to see, at a glance, how conservative or liberal the blogs were without clicking through to every article. With the help

nelson : Political link colouring - Interesting hack: categorize blogs by conservative / liberal, then colour links accordingly

joshua : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - I did the heavy lifting on the math side

wearehugh : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org

Greg Storey : Visualizing political bias with Greasemonkey. - Waxy is the Bill Nye of the Internet.

Andy Baio : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Like the rest of the world, I've been completely obsessed with the presidential election and nonstop news coverage. My drug of choice? Gabe Rivera's Memeorandum, the political sister site of Techmeme, which constantly surfaces the most controversial stori

The Big Picture on CERN's Large Hadron Collider

1/08/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Big Picture on CERN's Large Hadron Collider - The Economist explains the LHC's importance for the layman

nelson : Large Hadron Collider - Great pictures

Simon Willison : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - Large Hadron Collider nearly ready—The Big Picture. Stunningly beautiful set of photographs of the LHC. I love Big Science.

jonhicks : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - Beautiful photos of the device that will swallow us all up in a black hole

Rod Begbie : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - I'm bored of "beauty in nature" -- Hurrah for The Big Picture covering beauty in science! Enjoy these photos before they turn the collider on, and we all get sucked into black hole. #

Greg Storey : If for some reason the Earth gets sucked into a black hole this weekend... - here's why.

Desktop TD

20/03/2007 @ 09:01 UTC

joshua : Desktop TD - i liked this one too

Rod Begbie : Desktop Tower Defense - Excellent Flash strategy-ish game which cost me about 20 minutes of productivity. So far. [via#

jcgregorio : Desktop Tower Defense - for the kids. yeah, really, for them.

Jeremy Zawodny : Desktop Tower Defense - Desktop Tower Defense: so. fucking. addtictive. make it stop!

Andy Baio : Desktop Tower Defense - as addictive as everyone says, much more arcade than RTS

factoryjoe : Desktop Tower Defense - A rediculously addictive game. Tags: game, world of warcraft, flash

Twittervision

19/03/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Twittervision - capturing the Twitter zeitgeist on a map  [via]

jimray : Twittervision is hella cool - Watch the twitters in real time!

Rod Begbie : twittervision - Twitter posts plotted on a world map in real-ish time. [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : twitter on a world map in real time - (via twittermap) [via]

nelson : Twittervision - A map visualization of twitter traffic

jonhicks : twittervision - Better than Telly!

Steve Jobs argues against DRM for the music industry

6/02/2007 @ 22:02 UTC

Andy Baio : Steve Jobs argues against DRM for the music industry - wow, Cory Doctorow must be in hog heaven

jimray : Apple - Thoughts on Music - Steve Jobs on the state of online music, downloads and DRM. One of his lackey's should've highlighted the word "DRMs" though because it has a sort of Ted Stevens-esque quality to it.

Rod Begbie : Apple - Thoughts on Music - Steve Jobs publicly calls for the record companies to drop their requirement for DRM on online music sales: "Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. [...] This is clearly the best alternative for c [via#

Jon Hicks : Steve's Thoughts on Music - “If the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM, we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store.”

Jason Shellen : Thoughts on Music by Steve Jobs - Hell yes! I have been privately lobbying a few major labels about this for a few years and they act like I have two heads. I would love to think this is possible. #

Simon Willison : Thoughts on Music - Thoughts on Music. Steve Jobs comes out against DRM, lays the blame squarely on the big four music companies.

Microsoft to support OpenID

6/02/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Microsoft to support OpenID - wonderful news

Jeremy Zawodny : Microsoft & OpenID - Microsoft & OpenID: "So Bill Gates just announced earlier this morning that Microsoft is supporting OpenID..."

cameron : Microsoft & OpenID - InfoCard and OpenID, together, forever.

joshua : Microsoft to support OpenID

jimray : Microsoft will support OpenID - I swear I thought this was announced a while ago, but great news all the same.

Rod Begbie : brad's life - Microsoft & OpenID - MS are announcing CardSpace authentication for OpenID. Of course, five bucks says this goes the "embrace & extend" way of Microsoft "supporting" SPF two years ago. [via#

Simon Willison : Microsoft & OpenID - Microsoft & OpenID. HUGE news. Microsoft are officially supporting OpenID, through integration with CardSpace.

Flickr quietly launches machine tag support

24/01/2007 @ 20:05 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr quietly launches machine tag support - the possibilities here are kinda mind-bending

kellan : Machine Tags: They live! They live! - Machine Tags: They live! They live!. Machine tags are not RDF. But they could play RDF on television. #

Simon Willison : Flickr Machine Tags - Flickr Machine Tags. A new feature for API developers that lets them stuff arbritrary namespaced key/value pairs in to tags and query them using the API. Even without range queries, this will enable a ton of exciting new third party developments.

plasticbag : Flickr's introduced the concept of machine tags for everyone to start playing with - Ooh. Classy. Nice. All kinds of things can be built off the back of this. I'm just starting to get my head around the possibilities, although it's probably worth noting that I'm not necessarily sufficiently qualified to get the best view...

joshua : flickr rolls out "machine tags" - like system:has: in delicious i guess

jimray : Machine tags on Flickr - Add more metadata to your photos via tags. All backend/API jiggerypockery for now, but this will be cool.

Nelson Minar : Structured Flickr tags - Machine tags are triples: namespace, keyword, value

Google Answers shuts down?!

29/11/2006 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Answers shuts down?! - but why? it seemed to be a successful niche community

Jeremy Zawodny : Adieu to Google Answers - Adieu to Google Answers: Google Answers shutting down. Only had 800 users in 4 years. It's good to see 'em cutting their losses.

Nelson Minar : RIP Google Answers - Unusual for Google to shut down an old service

deusx : Official Google Blog: Adieu to Google Answers - "Later this week, we will stop accepting new questions in Google Answers, the very first project we worked on here."

cameron : Official Google Blog: Adieu to Google Answers - Google shuts down Answers. The only explanation I can find is that they have another competitive product they're waiting to roll out.

jimray : Adieu to Google Answers - Huh? This don't make no sense to me.

plasticbag : GoogleBlog bids Adieu to Google Answers - I find the two different approaches taken by the two companies to the idea of Questions and Answers profoundly interesting. I don't think anyone's quite nailed the full dynamics yet, and look forward to seeing how the field progresses....

Flickr: Camera Finder

21/11/2006 @ 02:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Flickr: Camera Finder - Flickr: Camera Finder: very cool! camera stats breakdown on Flickr photos

joshua : Flickr: Camera Finder - nice way to measure popularity of cameras

Andy Baio : Flickr Camera Finder - also, they pushed the oft-requested Guest Pass feature

Milo Vermeulen : Flickr: Camera Finder [via]

Simon Willison : Flickr Camera Finder - I hadn't seen this; includes some really nice graphs.

Linkorama : Flickr: Camera Finder - Now this is integration synergy, and emergent shopping

Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks

25/10/2006 @ 21:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks: one of these days I'll upgrade firefox and this will suddenly become useful

Andy Baio : Lifehacker's top Firefox 2 config tweaks - the default behavior for 2.0's tab UI was frustrating, but this cleared it up in 15 seconds

jimray : Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Hey, Rexy, this'll show you how to put the close tab button back in the top right.

jkottke : Firefox 2 tweaks - Now that you've installed the new version of Firefox, here's all the tweaks you need to make it work right.

gleuschk : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - now I want something to make switching between tabs as zippy as it used to be

Rod Begbie : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - Tweaks to get Firefox 2.0 behaving the old way that you're used to. [via#

philgyford : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - Didn't think I'd need this after applying most of these once, but I keep trying to find it when I install on other computers.

Adrian Holovaty on how newspapers need to embrace structured content

7/09/2006 @ 11:47 UTC

Andy Baio : Adrian Holovaty on how newspapers need to embrace structured content - good comments, too

jimray : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change - Let me sum this up for you so you don't have to read 2000 words of Holovaty: newspapers should embrace RDF and microformats (two terms that don't actually appear here) at the story level and should let reporters add more metadata

Paul Hammond : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change | Holovaty.com - Journalists should have less of a concern of what is and isn't "journalism," and more of a concern for important, focused information that is useful to people's lives and helps them understand the world

Milo Vermeulen : Holovaty.com - A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change [via]

jkottke : Adrian Holovaty, who works at the Washington Post, has a suggestion for how news should function: "newspapers need to stop the story-centric worldview" - Adrian Holovaty, who works at the Washington Post, has some advice for how the news media should function: "newspapers need to stop the story-centric worldview". Holovaty argues for more structured data to be offered, not just the typical written story. R

veen : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change | Holovaty.com - "Repurposing and aggregating information ... requires the information to be stored atomically -- and in machine-readable format."

Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support

28/08/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support - and, surprise! two-way integration with Upcoming

kellan : FlickrBlog: "Great shot - where'd you take that?" - Our new maps feature is out! #

jkottke : Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos - Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos. Geotag = situate your photos on a map.

jimray : Flickr adds geotagging

Simon Willison : Flickr launches geocoding - Really great job - congrats Dan Catt and the rest of the team.

Nelson Minar : Flickr Geotagging - Mainstream feature now!

Linkorama : Geo Flickr - Bout time, nah, space

bmilleare : Geotagging on Flickr

Video: Ze Frank on terrorism

11/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Ze Frank on terrorism - "leveraging our inability to understand risk"  [via]

Simon Willison : zefrank: don't be afraid - Terrorists levarage our inability to understand risk.

Eric Meyer : the show with zefrank: don't be afraid - When people don't understand risk analysis, the terrorists win.

jimray : Ze Frank on terrorism - Ze for president!

plasticbag : zefrank's episode today rocks my stinking little world - Simon: "He fucking rocks. I think I'd sleep with him". Me: "Simon, my friend, I think we'd all sleep with him..."

kellan : the show with zefrank - on terrorism - also zefrank on the democratization of aesthetics. wow #

The Sheep Market

24/05/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Andy Baio : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep drawings created by Amazon Mturk workers for $0.69/hour  [via]

joshua : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep created through the mechanical turk. awesome

Nelson Minar : 10,000 sheep - Amazon MTurk art (via Waxy or Kottke, ya know)

Rod Begbie : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep, drawn by MTurk users, for $0.02 each. [via#

jkottke : 10,000 sheep drawn by workers hired through Amazon's Mechanical Turk service - 10,000 sheep drawn by workers hired through Amazon's Mechanical Turk service. Average wage for the artists? $0.69 per hour. (via waxy) [via]

deusx : The Sheep Market - "10,000 sheep created by online workers"

On Bots

4/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : On Bots - analysis and great visualizations of Yahoo, Google, and MSN crawler activity for a year

joshua : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Nice analysis of crawler behavior

Matthew M. Boedicker : beautiful graphs of search engine crawling behavior - (via slashdot comment) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : drunkmenworkhere.org - On Bots - results of a one-year experiment on search engine behaviour [via]

Nelson Minar : Search spider test - If I understand right, the best crawlers would crawl no pages here

Rod Begbie : Drunk Men Work Here - On Bots - Visualizations on how Yahoo, Google and MSN (and comment spam bots) spider through content. [via#

Philippe Janvier : On Bots - Analyse des comportements des robots des 3 plus gros moteurs de recherche. [via#

Wayne Burkett : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Very interesting crawler behavior visualization. #

Apple's Boot Camp public beta

5/04/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple's Boot Camp public beta - the stock market loves Apple's new official support of Windows XP dual boot

Jon Hicks : Apple - Boot Camp - Macs do Windows too! We knew they would, but we waited for the official word. Thanks to Ian Lloyd for the tip off.

jimray : Apple - Boot Camp - Boot Windows on a Mac - officially

Rod Begbie : Apple - Boot Camp #

joshua : boot camp - boot windows on your mac

Simon Willison : Boot Camp - Official dual-boot Windows solution for Intel Macs - downloadable beta!

plasticbag : Apple's Boot Camp makes the world's best Windows computer a Mac... - Or at least that's the tagline I'm seeing around the web at the moment. Looks fascinating, actually. Really interested to see how this turns out...

Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney

15/03/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney: help Dave Winer, get sued

jkottke : Rogers Cadenhead, after receiving a letter from Dave Winer's attorney: "I've never been more retroactively embarrassed to have paid someone a compliment in my life."

kellan : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - Eventually he burns everyone. #

kayodeok : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - In a work-for-hire agreement with Winer, I ported Weblogs.Com from a Frontier application running in Windows to an Apache/MySQL/PHP application running on Linux. It was a financial success for Winer, who sold Weblogs.Com to VeriSign in October 2005 for $2

tehu : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - "There's no real generosity in tech business" Jens Alfke 01-22-2006 / or Virtual Dave ?

Andy Baio : Rogers Cadenhead gets a letter from Dave Winer's attorney - also: Winer's side of the story

znarf : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney [via#

Philippe Janvier : Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - No comment ! [via#

Nelson Minar : Dave Winer still nuts - Lawsuit fun! (via HotLinks)

Real Life Simpsons Intro

4/03/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Real Life Simpsons Intro - Real Life Simpsons Intro: a great video on YouTube

Andy Baio : Video: Real-Life Simpsons Intro - amazing attention to detail

Rod Begbie : YouTube - Real Life Simpsons Intro - Simpsons opening sequence remade with humans. Anyone know the origin of this? It looks British. Promo for Sky One? [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : real-life version of the Simpson's intro

jkottke : The intro to The Simpsons, performed with real people - The intro to The Simpsons, performed with real people. YouTube is almost endlessly diverting.

Philippe Janvier : Real Life Simpsons Intro - Une intro des Simpsons avec de vrais gens sur You Tube. Est-ce une promo de film ? Très bien fait en tout cas. [via#

Google buys Measure Map

15/02/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes

25/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes [via]

Andy Baio : Google Code's Web Authoring Statistics - popular elements and attributes across a billion webpage sample set  [via]

Nelson Minar : Web authoring stats - Google's analysis of 1 billion web pages' HTML

Eric Meyer : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - "In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata."

kayodeok : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata. The results we found are available below. We hope this is of use!

Jeremy Zawodny : Web Authoring Statistics - Web Authoring Statistics: interesting google stats on web page elements and such

François Nonnenmacher : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - View this with Firefox or an SVG-enabled browser

Paul Hammond : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents

Richard Rutter : Web Authoring Statistics - Google investigates the popularity of classes, elements, etc.

Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API

3/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

jkottke : Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API - Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API. You draw a little drawing and Retrievr fetches similar photos from Flickr. Photodisc, the stock photo site, used to have a feature like this back in 1997-98, but then they discontinued it (I have no ide [via]

Andy Baio : Retrievr - search Flickr by sketching; impressive examples on Mefi  [via]

Rod Begbie : retrievr - search by sketch - Crudely sketch something, and find photos on Flickr that resemble it. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : retrievr - search Flickr photos by sketching! [via]

Philippe Janvier : retrievr - "Searching Flickr by sketch" : une façon assez inattendue de se rendre encore compte combien Flickr regorge de photos extraordinairement belles. [via#

plasticbag : Retrievr allows you to draw sketches in an MS Paint style and then find similar Flickr photos... - It looks like they've gone and done some analysis on some of Flickr's most interesting pictures to try and match them up. If you play with blocks of colour you get some really nice and occasionally startling results...

Google Homepage API

14/12/2005 @ 04:57 UTC

Jason Shellen : Google Homepage API - Stick that in your deal, or build a new one. #

jkottke : API for the Google homepage - Hmm, this sounds like fun, an API for the Google homepage.

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Homepage API - Google Homepage API: "Create a Module for the Google Homepage" using HTML, JavaScript in an IFRAME

Andy Baio : Google Homepage API - create Javascript modules that can be shared with others  [via]

Nelson Minar : Google Homepage API - Build your own content modules; includes a bit of Javascript programmability

jimray : Google Homepage API - Overview - Develop widgets for the Google homepage

kayodeok : Google Homepage API - The Google Homepage API is our effort to open the Google homepage to developers. Use it to turn your web content or application into modules that users can add to their personalized homepage

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

9/12/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!: yahoo buys del.icio.us

Andy Baio : Yahoo! acquires Del.icio.us - everyone I know now works at Yahoo

jkottke : Yahoo! buys del.icio.us - Yahoo! buys del.icio.us...muxway is all growed up. There's an interesting story in here somewhere about how Yahoo! is hiring/buying the "alpha geeks" (hackers, tinkerers, accidental entrepreneurs) and Google seemingly isn't (Ph.Ds, computer scientists) an

jimray : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - Wow

erikbenson : Yahoo buys del.icio.us. Nice! - Congratulations, Joshua.

Linkorama : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - I just thought I would link to it and add every recommended tag. Congrats Josh!

Paul Hammond : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family

kayodeok : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community

Philippe Janvier : del.icio.us : y.ah.oo ! - Après Flickr, Yahoo achète Del.icio.us. La fin du web tel que l'on a pu le connaître ces trois dernières années. Qui sera le prochain ? [via#

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