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Pattern | CLiPS

45 month ago

joshua : Pattern | CLiPS - web mining module

Andy Baio : Pattern, a Python module for mining web data - mining popular services, language parsing, and dataviz in one handy bundle  [via]

philgyford : Pattern, a Python module for mining web data - Lovely looking module for grabbing data from a variety of web sources, analysing it, and displaying results in different ways. (via Waxy)

Apple //t, Twitter display for the Apple II

55 month ago

Andy Baio : Apple //t, Twitter display for the Apple II - everyone's favorite tweeting cat makes a cameo at 1:46 in the video  [via]

nelson : Apple //t - Great hack project, displaying Twitter messages on an old Apple //e

Rod Begbie : Apple //t - Top notch hack -- Wiring up an Apple //e to display messages (and avatars) from Twitter. Tempts me to break out a ZX Spectrum emulator… [via#

tr.im shutting down

63 month ago

nelson : tr.im shutting down - First big URL shortener to go away; what happens to the links?

Rod Begbie : tr.im R.I.P. - Another URL shortener gets shuttered. As it turns out, unless you slap frames and shite over the links you bounce users to, there's no business model. Another example of why I run rdbgb.us: I am solely responsible for keeping the links in my Twitter post [via#

jcgregorio : tr.im URLs | tr.im R.I.P. - One down, all the rest to go.

Andy Baio : Tr.im shuts down, breaking millions of shortened links by year's end - we were warned; someone should call Archive Team

Simon Willison : tr.im is "discontinuing service" - tr.im is “discontinuing service?. “However, all tr.im links will continue to redirect, and will do so until at least December 31, 2009.Your tweets with tr.im URLs in them will not be affected.?—these statements seem to contradict themselves. W

on url shorteners

68 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : on url shorteners - on url shorteners: they are fail

nelson : URL shorteners bad - Thoughtful essay on how tinyurl, etc are bad for the Web

deusx : joshua's blog: on url shorteners - "So there are clear benefits for both the service (low cost of entry, potentially easy profit) and the linker (the quick rush of popularity). But URL shorteners are bad for the rest of us.I feel that shorteners are bad for the ecosystem as a whole. B

Andy Baio : Joshua Schachter on the dangers of URL shorteners - interesting that Archive Team is already working on crawling the TinyURL db

cobra libre : joshua schachter on url shorteners - Besides, there are plenty of services that are intended to be used for publicly pointing to links -- unlike Twitter. #

Super Bowl tweets

70 month ago

nelson : Super Bowl tweets - Amazing visualization of what people were saying during the game

Andy Baio : NYT visualizes Twitter activity during the Superbowl - the emoticon and commercial maps are particularly awesome  [via]

Rod Begbie : Map of Popular Super Bowl Words Used on Twitter - I'll be that the folks at Careerbuilder are pretty thrilled by the "Talking about ads" timeline. #

Dom Sagolla's story of the birth of Twitter

70 month ago

Andy Baio : Dom Sagolla's story of the birth of Twitter - a former employee, he recalls how Jack first discussed the idea on the slide in South Park

philgyford : 140 Characters " How Twitter Was Born - How Twitter went from idea to product. I love stories like this because you know how much it means to the people involved. (via Preoccupations)

Cameron Moll : How Twitter Was Born - How Twitter Was Born. "I’ll never forget the family-friendly feeling of that day. We all knew that we were going to change the world with this thing that no one else understood. That day stands out in memory as the deep breath before a baby’s first cr [via]

Weak Password Brings 'Happiness' to Twitter Hacker

71 month ago

Rod Begbie : Weak Password Brings 'Happiness' to Twitter Hacker - Full details on yesterday's Twitter hack. Twitter's admin interface was available offsite to all their admin users, one of whom has a weak password, plus their monitoring didn't notice a dictionary attack going on. Oops. [via#

Simon Willison : Weak Password Brings "Happiness" to Twitter Hacker - Weak Password Brings “Happiness? to Twitter Hacker. The full story on the Twitter admin account hack. I bet there are a LOT of web applications out there that don’t track and rate-limit failed password attempts.

Andy Baio : Twitter hacker explains how he compromised celebrity accounts - just like yesterday's MacRumorsLive hack, a weak dictionary password was to blame

Labnotes » Distributed Twitter Client in 20 lines of code

79 month ago

factoryjoe : Labnotes » Distributed Twitter Client in 20 lines of code - Assaf Arkin takes on the challenge of writing a Distributed Twitter Client. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: twitter, xmpp, jabber

deusx : Labnotes » Distributed Twitter Client in 20 lines of code - "Now just wait for your friends to status away using their IM client."

mmb : Labnotes Distributed Twitter Client in 20 lines of code - Labnotes Distributed Twitter Client in 20 lines of code via deusx’s favorites on del.icio.us [via]

Twistori

79 month ago

Richard Rutter : Twistori - Twitterers’ loves, hates, thoughts, beliefs, feelings and wishes.

mmb : twistori - twistori via Anarchaia: A tumblelog by Christian Neukirchen [via]

Simon Willison : twistori - twistori. Lovely implementation of a neat idea for a Twitter app from Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs.

Twitter stats from Superbowl Sunday

82 month ago

Andy Baio : Twitter stats from Superbowl Sunday - I want a magic CNN-style "Breaking News" on Twitter determined by algorithm; related: Twitterverse

nelson : Superbowl tweets by minute - Twitter guys publish a graph showing Twitter traffic as a function of Superbowl events

Rod Begbie : Twitter Blog: Highlights from Superbowl Sunday - I love that the Wall-E trailer caused a spike. #

Will it fly?

83 month ago

Linkorama : Will it fly? - I've been thinking about a number of new product ideas lately. In doing so, I've been trying to come up with a way more structured way of evaluating them. Here's a first attempt at defining that.

Andy Baio : Ev's guide to evaluating new product ideas - for me, "personally compelling" is the only one that matters, since I can't build something I won't use myself

WillPate : Will it fly? How to Evaluate a New Product Idea

Kottke on the growth of Twitter vs. Blogger

91 month ago

Andy Baio : Kottke on the growth of Twitter vs. Blogger - digging into Twitter's incredible growth using low-tech means; the comments are good, too

nelson : Twitter, Blogger growth - more delving into IDs to give a clue to message traffic

Linkorama : Growth of Twitter vs. Blogger - Interesting comparison, hints at low thresholds, multiple modalities, experience of team as cause

jimray : Kottke's got a sharp post about the growth of Twitter v. Blogger - With charts for the kids! Uses the sequential numbering of post-ids to compare message growth of the two services.

Dodgeball founders quit Google in frustration

92 month ago

Andy Baio : Dodgeball founders quit Google in frustration - wow, I wasn't expecting that

kellan : dens + alex quit google. - dens + alex quit google.. Google’s track record on acquisition is atrocious. Big companies need to expect to pour resources into tiny acquisition, or whats the point. (I’m looking at you Yahoo!) #

Linkorama : Dodgeball Founders Quit Google - It's no real secret that Google wasn't supporting dodgeball the way we expected. The whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us - especially as we couldn't convince them that dodgeball was worth engineering resources, leaving us to watch as other

5 Question Interview with Twitter Developer Alex Payne

92 month ago

Andy Baio : 5 Question Interview with Twitter Developer Alex Payne - a cautionary tale about Rails from its biggest user  [via]

jimray : 5 Question Interview with Twitter Developer Alex Payne - Cool behind the scenes look and a some frank thoughts on webdev, ruby (and rails) and twitter v. blogging v. journalism. All in a few hundred words! So... meta.

nelson : Twitter engineer interview - One of the Twitter guys talks about how well Ruby on Rails is working for them

Twittervision

93 month ago

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!

John Edwards is a twitterer

93 month ago

jimray : John Edwards is a twitterer - That yellow background is SOO gay. I kid, I kid!

Rod Begbie : Twitter / johnedwards - John Edwards's campaign is Twittering his campaign stops. [via#

nelson : John Edwards twitters - The Edwards campaign seems to be the new Internet campaign

Firefox Twitter Plugin

94 month ago

Rod Begbie : Firefox Twitter Plugin - Uses OpenSearch to post to Twitter. I didn't realise you could POST using the Firefox search bar -- This introduces opportunities for all kinds of cool hacks. [via#

jcgregorio : Ludicrous › Firefox Search Plugin: Post Updates to Twitter right from your Firefox Search Bar!

deusx : Ludicrous › Firefox Search Plugin: Post Updates to Twitter right from your Firefox Search Bar! - "“Post to Twitter? is a search plugin for Mozilla Firefox which allows you to quickly post statuses (or “tweets?) to your Twitter account from the Firefox search bar"

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