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My Likes #visualization #folksonomy

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I like visualizations as they make it possible to showcase data in a way which is clear. And I remember that although a picture might tell a thousand words an image needs to be framed in a context. The context for the images below is folksonomy, and as you can see from the images I love my tags.

Wordle: webhat's del.lcio.us links

Wordle: Special Brands

On the left is the Wordle graphic for my del.icio.us tags, on the right the Wordle for this blog.

Pretty clear when my interests lie. How about you? Post your Wordles in the comments below.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

May 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Proof of Concept: Blog + Wiki #quora #bliki #curation

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Contect Curation

I’ve been sick all week, flue. And it hasn’t stopped me for thinking big thoughts.

Connection between WordPress and MediaWiki - Bliki

I was reading “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” and suddenly stopped when I noticed that the author was using a Wiki as a blog, then I thought about it and a picture of the advantages of combining a blog and wiki together. Besides from the obvious wiki markup which can be used in the blog, also the ability for updates to wiki/blog items to be posted into the blog stream for RSS, it’s also possible to use [[wiki markup]] to create a backlog of items you may wish to blog about. I naturally googled it and discovered that the already exists as an idea:

A bliki […] combines features from both: as with blogs, posts or articles appear in reverse chronological order on the front page, with the most recent one at the top; but editing is done in wiki style, with a version history for each page and special markup tags.

With the power of hindsight I think that the original creator missed a feature, which is also sidelined in this article. My love of folksonomy obviously requires me to question whether the addition of articles related from curation, folksonomy, tagging or social bookmarking sites would be a perfect addition to creating an all inclusive curation environment. Quora has moved fora into the bliki field, although as with a wiki it relies more on created content than on external content.

Image source: Raphaëlle RIDARCH

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

Image source Radio Nederland Wereldomroep

This year’s book reviews #2010

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As always I read far more in 2010 than I blogged about, and most of the books I did blog about were treasures. I hope I inspired you to read at least one of them. And you have certainly noticed that I have added them all to the bookstore to make it easier for you to find out more about them.

I’ve had this title in my head for about a week now, the title is natur…

I’m reading Bruce Sterling‘s Islands in the Net – Amazon de…

As followers of mine will know I love xkcd, and he has some gems such as this…

I read Amsterdam: The Brief Life of a City by Geert Mak in English rather tha…

I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star …

Brian Jacques‘s book Outcast of Redwallfollows Veil the ferret who is r…

The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, is another of the books I am keeping s…

Brian Jacques‘s book Martin the Warrior is another book from the Redwal…

I found The Moon’s a Balloon, by David Niven, in a box of old books. I …

Mossflower by Brian Jacques is probably my favourite of the Redwall series, t…

Timothy Leary once told us to “Turn on, tune in, drop out“, and a…

For some reason I had the book Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Br…

After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The …

One of my first real American comics was Thor, I really liked it. Sadly it re…

I like Ontologies, Taxonomies and Folksonomies. I’m currently reading W…

I read Mario Puzo famed book The Godfather after having seen the movie a numb…

As I previously said I bought Anathem at the same time I bought Cryptonomicon…

I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books f…

I was standing in a secondhand book store with my father, and we wandered rou…

As an early Christmas gift my father gave me vouchers he didn’t want to…

The Snake is the first book I have read by John Godey, it was recommended to …

In the company I work for they are introducing the Agile FrameWork, in the fo…

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This year’s articles about programming #2010

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In 2010 I was less focussed on programming articles on the blog than previous years, still I have managed to create some interesting articles with code in 2010. This is an overview of the activity:

Having some fun today with QR codes, JavaScript and the Google Analytics URL …

The only questions that are asked in the Daily Scrum, aka Stand-Up, are: What…

UPDATE: GMail has introduced my number 3. YEAH! (Gmail introduces Priority In…

I like YouTube, and often subscribe to new channels and unsubscribe after a w…

Since I started working for my company I’ve been exposed to PCI DSS (Pa…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

VeriSign – Personal Identity Portal is a OpenID provider with multiple …

Image source D’Arcy Norman

Blogging using del.icio.us #microblogging #tagging

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, as I still call it, is a social bookmarking, tagging or folksonomy site. Friends of mine and I believe folksonomy is part of the move towards a semantic web, but that’s not what I want to talk about here.

Most readers have noticed that I post my del.icio.us links to my blog, but I have been doing more than that for the people who have been paying attention. I have been adding messages in the notes section as microblog entries for my blog, giving a brief description of the context in which I found it.

del.icio.us microblog example

This is a nice simple way to add more information to my blog, and feel the need to elaborate with pages of text.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

August 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Is Folksonomy part of Citizen Marketing? #seo

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Simple answer: YES!

Seriously, if a group of people collaboratively generate online content that “[…] categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links” that’s . When I blog about or tag a product or company I’m creating a category for it. An “xbox” tag on the Microsoft homepage is a label, but tagging it with “crap” is a judgement call. If enough people tagging blogs with “xbox” and “crap” a search of the tag will allow you to refine the results with “+crap“. That’s Citizen Marketing!

Even more serious, if people don’t tag the Microsoft website with “xbox“, “game” or “console” a search on these terms will turn up everything but the Microsoft website. That’s Citizen Marketing!

Here’s an interesting clip I found on Church of the Customer Blog:

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Originally posted here.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 5, 2010 at 5:28 am

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