Studying the Wikipedia Over Time

One of the fastest growing and controversial pages on the Web is the Wikipedia. As of a few moments ago, the front page of the site indicated that it had 1,416,076 articles alone in English. There are many other articles in other languages. The Wikipedia:Multilingual coordination indicates that there are presently “somewhat active” Wiki encyclopedias … Read more Studying the Wikipedia Over Time

What Technorati and the Associated Press Joining Forces Means to Bloggers

Does the future of newspapers mean that when you blog about a story appearing in your local paper, a snippet from your blog post could appear next to the story, with a link to it on the pages of the paper? Is this where citizen journalism will lead? Maybe, and it could possibly happen fairly … Read more What Technorati and the Associated Press Joining Forces Means to Bloggers

Organizing social tags into hierarchies

Social tags like those used by Flickr or Delicious are interesting in that they allow people to categorize their own efforts (and those of others) and share material based upon those classifications. But, the result of tagging can be a pretty flat list of many categories. There is a usefulness to a hierarchical ordering of … Read more Organizing social tags into hierarchies

Yahoo patents bringing people together

Helping people fall in love, easier searching in social networks, and storing XML are the subjects of some newly published documents at the US Patent and Trademark office assigned to Yahoo! Yesterday, a patent on preprocessing some of the connections between members of a social network was granted for Yahoo! Method and system for finding … Read more Yahoo patents bringing people together