Flickr Interestingness Rankings Patents Released

I’ve posted some pictures to Flickr, but I’ve never really paid much attention to the “interestingness” rankings the site uses. Interestingness and clustering were first used in August of last year, as announced by Stewart Butterfield on the Yahoo Search Blog and the Flickr blog. Blog posts about Flickr’s interestingness, and a February Flickr forum … Read more

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