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Search your metadata with Yahoo! Microsearch

Posted by danzinde on March 31, 2008

Did you ever wonder how much information is hidden about you on the web, try Microsearch by Yahoo! One of the latest release by Peter Mika at Yahoo research Spain. The idea is:

…instead of hiding metadata, brings it to the front, thereby showing the user just how much metadata is out there for any given query.

Interesting enough, I am going to attend one of his talk : Exploiting explicit and implicit semantics on the web on 9th April. Stay tuned for updates of my knowledge gained from his talk.

Btw here is my microsearch result

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EduSynergy simulation

Posted by danzinde on February 21, 2008

EduSynergy- a small world simulation (Albert Angehrn)

Albert Angehrn from INSEAD made us taste the EduSynergy simulation, which was quite interesting to know how we should understand, visualize and interpret the social networks dynamics. Online social networks are changing the way our society interacts. Participation about user-generated web contents provide us with the mechanism to observe, analyze, interpret and consume for our own personal interests.
What striked to my mind that social networks could have many implicit interpretations that might help in making strategic decisions by the interested parties. Some white decisions and some black ones. Black decisions, people who want to exploit your social network, break your trust connection, inject their interests and earn their gains. This raises the issues of trust and privacy of social network. At least it got much clear to me that social network can be analyzed and interpreted in much more different ways and used for many business interests that might surprise you.

The tremendous amount of personal information that we share over network like livejournal, facebook, orkut or social networking tools for making ourselves belong to a community, might be very valuable for people interested in personalized marketing business. A good paper to read on privacy issues in social networking.

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Web Revolution: We-Think

Posted by danzinde on October 17, 2006

With reference to my previous post [Thinking Collaboratively: Collective Intelligence: Web 2.0] inspired by the article [Are you thinking what I am thinking ?]

Google is buying Youtube, a business little more than a year old. The rise of the likes of Wikipedia and Youtube, Linux and Craigslist means for the way we organise ourselves, not just in digital businesses but in schools and hospitals, cities and mainstream corporations. My argument is that these new forms of mass, creative collaboration announce the arrival of a society in which participation will be the key organising idea rather than consumption and work. People want to be players not just spectators, part of the action, not on the sidelines.

Charles Leadbeater in his book We-Think: Power of Mass Creativity

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“Google and YouTube are not alone. Wikipedia, an online encyclopaedia created and maintained almost entirely by amateurs, attracts more visitors than The New York Times online, carries more content than almost all other encyclopaedias combined and threatens to dwarf the services offered by large publishing companies”.

“Linux, a computer operating system started by a wispy Finnish computer science student and at first developed almost entirely by unpaid volunteers, is the main challenger to the operating system created by Microsoft, one of the world’s largest corporations”.

“Welcome to the world of We-Think. We are developing new ways to innovate and be creative en masse. We can be organised without an organisation. People can combine ideas and skills without a hierarchy”.

In my view, making web collaboratve is interesting, but there is a threat itself. World might get more knowledgeable but would certainly lack wisdoms. Democracy for expressing thoughts are human rights but if hijacked by capitalistic-mongers or extremist school of thoughts, then this is danger. This new culture of communication should be encouraged for bringing millions to the global network of information. At the same time world should preserve wisdom. In a way what i meant is the ethics of collaborative intelligence, and standardization of thoughts, so each of us could participate more freely and democratically saving the minorities as well.

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Thinking Collaboratively: Collective Intelligence: Web 2.0

Posted by danzinde on October 17, 2006

…Interesting insight of current web revolution worth reading : Are you thinking what I am thinking ?

Google has just agreed to pay about £889 million for YouTube, a website that barely existed 18 months ago and does not turn a profit, yet attracts 100 million viewers a day.

In the words of Andy BuddWeb 2.0 is a state of mind”, he highlights some of the advantages of web revolution aka Web 2.0

  • Using existing technologies in new and innovative ways
  • Change in the way people view the web
  • More mature industry
  • Healthier web economy
  • Need to innovate just to maintain position

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    Book Marking easy way

    Posted by danzinde on July 5, 2006

    Came across an interesting bookmark portal [blogmark] which helps to recall your bookmark easily with nice thumbnail interface, here is [my Bookmark] , and thats what they say :

    BlogMarks is a collaborative link management project based on sharing and key-word tagging. Build on a blog basis, BlogMarks is an open and free technology. Now, you can access your favorite URL’s from any computer. And with BlogMarks, you share your favourite with other users

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    I join HBS

    Posted by danzinde on May 30, 2006

    …being at [dfki] a while and working with active people, I adhere and I claim I am a hard bloggin’ scientist , Though I feel the manifesto is necessary but not sufficient to be a Scientist, since I believe not only in knowledge but also in wisdom, but the spread-of-word is interesting -)hardbloggin_big.gif

    Manifest V0.1
    This means in particular:

    1. I believe that science is about freedom of speech.
    2. I can identify myself with the science I do.
    3. I am able to communicate my thoughts and ideas to the public.
    4. I use a blog as a research tool. That means in particular, that I

    – express my thoughts,
    – get in contact with others,
    – have a sketch of my process online,
    – get feedback and new ideas from others.

    5. I trust myself.
    6. I surf a lot and I read a lot.
    7. I blog once in a day/week/month.
    8. I give comments once in a day/week/month on other blogs.
    9. I am self-aware and critical.
    10. I refer to the people who done the work first.
    11. I give love and respect to the people.

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    having “Knowledge” but lacking “Wisdom”

    Posted by danzinde on April 9, 2006

    …this is a serious Contradiction which could be perceived in todays information highways and network of social collaborations which provides an uncontrolled acces to expression of personal experiences.

    The present world opinoin and thoughts are being driven by "Knowledge", in principle, there is a common sense in humanity which is understandable beyond cultural boundaries,race-origin and faith,but the Only un-common sense of human differences is the level of information among us.So,the better informed we are, the better we control cyberspace and society we live in,now the idea of bringing Cyberspace to Society with social softwares,internet,and so called semantically enhanced internet (Semantic Web) there is a need to know who is informing whom,prevailing not only the knowledge but also the wisdom and to save the socitey from the threat of information hijacking.

    The sharing of meta-data about knowledge and experience is interesting,but there is need to follow some principles when collaborating in social environment,something like politeness principles [pdf] or Grice's Conversational Maxims and Principles of Language, knowledge is useful if it is learned from un-biased collaborations,trustable sources and non-invasive implications.

    since "Geeks" keep reputation for their "Social-Retardness" :),it is needed to know the "role" they play in making techno-society.

    Interestingly, Kofi Annan's 2000 speech to the Australian Press Club, where he said "Half the world's population has never made or received a phone call."quoted from Clay Shirky,we believe without checking the accuracy of this statistics because we trust the informer and could infer from our knowledge of world "demography" .

    Knowledge about internet and social collaborations on an information highway demands wisdom and priciples of collaborations,specially when knowledge is shared and recommended.

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    Love Happens !!!

    Posted by danzinde on March 5, 2006

    ..Came across a network of finding love at LoveHappens

    the Scruple is that we have to keep our feelings unique for our love else an interesting way to exploiting and sharing a piece from spreading love :).


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    Hello world!

    Posted by danzinde on March 5, 2006

    Welcome to my Blog ,finally i also dived into the idea of semantic web,the evolving imagination pattern in our Brain with the course of time has to be captured and shared,as we have made Computers as best friend to store ,process and retrieve our thoughts.

    Information is a valuable resource,from abstraction to specification,work has to be done to research and reintegrate them for enriching the world with more useful knowledge.

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