Alex Barnett's blog

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January, 2006

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    Search results relevant to who I am

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    Dave Winer has a simple, but very good idea . "A very simple idea for improving Google search and getting rid of spam problems all in one swoop, and it's not the first time the idea has appeared here. Let me tell you where my weblog is. Then it...
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    Google: the internet is not enough

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    Chicago Sun-Times: "Google Inc., the new-media giant, now has a decidedly old-media partner: the Chicago Sun-Times . In a quiet and small-scale experiment, Google is running classified-like ads in the pages of the Sun-Times, which so far is the...
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    Blog Discovery Project

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    Free Hogg is running his Blog Discovery Project . "...For those of you just joining us, I’m alphabetically going through the list of feeds that I read, looking at their blogroll, and picking out the feeds from those blogrolls that I like. If I already...
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    The value of your attention data

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    Ed Batista in a comment to his own post: "As users come to realize the value of their attention data, they're going to want more control over that data." I agree with Ed - I don't think this is just an issue that only the ' cognoscenti' will...
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    1 : 1.67 = iPod

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    1 : 1.67 = iPod . 1 : 1.71 = my Zen Sleek . Via Digg .
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    Folksonomy ≠Emergent Tags

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    David Weinberger has revisited the term ' folksonomy ' and realised it did not quite mean what he thought it meant. He thought it meant: "I had been thinking that a folksonomy is one way order emerges from such set of tags: Some are more popular...
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    2.0 2.0

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    Dion Hinchcliffe has written up a post about how the Web 2.0 meme has triggered other 2.0 memes... Identity 2.0 , Library 2.0 , Media 2.0 , etc. One thought that occured to me is: Business 2.0 ...isn't it arguably the root / precursor of Web 2.0 meme...
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    My RSS stats using FeedBurner

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    You might be reading this post via my blog or your feed reader. If you're reading via your reader (either web-based or client) you are either subscribed to this blog's default RSS or Atom feed or to the FeedBurner feed I set up in September (see feed...
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    Apps. This is getting quite silly.

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    This is getting quite silly.
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    spending more time online and watching more TV?

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    If we've only got 24 hours a day, how can we be spending more time online and be watching more TV? Answer? Continuous Partial Attention . ZDNet's IT Facts: TV viewing at highest levels ever An average person watched television 4 hours and...
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    Windows Live Messenger Beta Invites

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    Frank has some Windows Live Messenger Beta Invites . Update Jan 07: so have Mark and Philip . Update 23 Jan: I don't have to give away. Have turned off comments on this post.
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    Bye bye excerpts.

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    Sorry, I'm bringing up an old chestnut again. Dave Slusher has reminded me of something I must do if I'm to keep my sanity: "It is done. I no longer follow any more RSS feeds that excerpt their content. The minimum ante to the game of my attention...
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    RSS: 'beginning of the upcoming dissruption'

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    James Governor : "we're still just at the very beginning of the upcoming dissruption. 2005 was not the end of RSS adoption, or the beginning of the end of RSS adoption, but rather the end of the beginning. Turn the Long Tail the other way round...
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    Top 10 Sources

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    Top 10 Sources . It's a site that provides the 'top 10 resources' maintained by someone who knows something about a topic. Two examples: Here is the 'Thinkers of the Web' page , listing the current top ten resources (these change daily). Here's...
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    'blog froth about the subject of attention'

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    Peter Merholz of Adaptive Path : "There's been quite a bit of blog froth about the subject of attention, and the development of Attention Trust, a group dedicated to ensuring that people's attention is appropriately valued. I was hoping I could...
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    RSS directory of namespaces

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    FeedForAll (I use the product, it's great) is maintaining an RSS directory of namespaces . Via Rok Hrastnik . - Tags: RSS
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    More on Infocard

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    Joshua Porter suggested I listen to the Identity Gang II show . I'm glad he did, great listening: " One year ago, Kim was challenged to defend Microsoft’s intentions in the space. This time, he was talking about meetings with Mike Shaver and "other...
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    My kind of Longhorn

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    My kind of Longhorn .
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    What do you believe to be true even though you cannot prove it?

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    The Times asked leading experts in their fields: “What do you believe to be true even though you cannot prove it?”. (via Ellen ). I liked the answer John Brockman (editor of The Edge) gave: " I believe but I cannot prove that we are moving towards...
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    Books and social data mining

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    Tom Owad's Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists is superb read (via Boing Boing ): "Using a pair of 5-year-old computers, two home DSL connections, 42 hours of computer time, and 5 man hours, I now had documents describing...
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    Attention and Reading Lists

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    Leslie Orchard , author of Hacking RSS and Atom: "Combining Attention.xml with my Popular Links algorithm could be a very powerful thing, methinks. Rather than waiting for my friends to tip over the laziness point to blogging about something, I...
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    Broille logo

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    Google put up a very interesting colored Broille logo today, celebrating the birthday of Louis Broille on January 4th, 1809. I'm sorry, I'll just feel that again ... .
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    A Wealth of Misinformation

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    A Wealth of Misinformation (or, '4 Things I'm Glad I Didn't Blog') Zachary Rodgers : "I've noticed a spike in the level of misinformation circulating about online media and advertising companies. In the last three days alone, we've had reports...
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    Occasionally I get a little 'enthusiastic'.

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    Occasionally I get a little 'enthusiastic' . Next time I'm accused of this heinous crime, I'll just remind myself that there's at least one person on this planet more 'enthusiastic' than I : "Video blogs are the wave that’s breaking off shore...
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    A Guide To Declarative Living

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    James Governor has set up a Squidoo Lens for Declarative Living . I think I'm starting to get it. "What is Declarative Living, anyway? Declarative Living is about publishing preferences to the web cloud, in the form of metadata that can be aggregated...
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