Archive for February, 2005


Monday, February 28th, 2005




CCTE Distributed Research

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

CCTE Distributed Research is a social bookmarking portal.

Saturday, February 26th, 2005 is a tool to find people who have bookmarked the same links you have on The purpose is to attempt to find people who may have similar interests as you do in a more direct way than using tags.

The Emerging Economics of Open Source Software

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

Bruce Perens wrote:

Open Source developers have, perhaps without conscious intent, created a new and surprisingly successful economic paradigm for the production of software. Examining that paradigm can answer a number of important questions. It’s not immediately obvious how Open Source[1] works economically. Probably the worst consequence of this lack of understanding is that many people don’t understand how Open Source could be economically sustainable, and some may even feel that its potential negative effect upon the proprietary software industry is an overall economic detriment. Fortunately, if you look more deeply into the economic function of software in general, it’s easy to establish that Open Source is both sustainable and of tremendous benefit to the overall economy. Open Source can be explained entirely within the context of conventional open-market economics. Indeed, it turns out that it has much stronger ties to the phenomenon of capitalism than you may have appreciated.

Flickr for Video

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

From SearchViews: reports on Vimeo, a folksonomy site that promises to do for video what Flickr has done for images.

It’s still in closed beta, but eventually you’ll be able to organize and share clips, check out your friends’ clips, and assemble multiple clips into what they call “automatic movies.”


Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005





Tagging Powerlaw

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

From Ascription is an Anathema to any Enthusiasm:

Following up on something Clay mentioned the following chart plots the distribution of tags for four popular URI at Each line is the tags assigned to one URI. Each point is one tag, the vertical axis is how many times that tag was used to label that URI. The more popular tag for a URI is on the left; the least on the right. Note the power-law distributions.



Sunday, February 20th, 2005


Participatory creation of multidirectional links aided by the use of co-link technology

Discussions on democratic online participation, cooperation in digital communities and network openness have highlighted the communication processes through services such as chat rooms, forums and weblogs. We aim, however, to focus on the politics of hypertext. But, instead of solely focusing on the quantity of links offered for a multilinear reading, this research is dedicated to the possibility of participatory creation of links.



Sunday, February 20th, 2005



Italian for Beginners

Saturday, February 19th, 2005