Yet another tool to to paint a picture of the web.
The Touchgraph Google Browser is one of the cooler ones I’ve seen. Give it a keyword or a URL and presto, well almost presto, it gives you a context mapping based on Google information.
Even more fun, there are tools that let you fine tune your search, add delete sites, change colors, modify groupings, filter stuff, and so on.
You might want to save this to play with at home…..they also have browsers for Amazon and Facebook.
Let me know if you you figure out how to capture an image of the Java display.
Yet another tool to to paint a picture of the web.
Have you checked out the Blogger picture player? It has been around since September but I just ran across it:
Blogger Play will show you a never-ending stream of images that were just uploaded to public Blogger blogs. You can click the image to be taken directly to the blog post it was uploaded to, or click “show info” to see an overlay with the post title, a snippet of the body, and some profile information about the blogger who uploaded it.
Give it a try! Beware, though, some NSFW photos will scroll by:
I found it pretty absorbing.
How long did you get stuck there the first time?
You want to stay informed but you do not have time to read every blog and newspaper out there. How can you achieve this?
Some researchers at the Carnegie-Mellon University School of Computer Science have an answer for you!
Mores precisely, their study (PDF here) provides answers to this question:
Which blogs should one read to be most up to date, i.e., to quickly know about important stories that propagate over the blogosphere?
The answer will vary depending on how you ask their model the question, i.e., what criteria you give it. You will, for instance, get a different answers depending how quickly you want to find out about an event or how much time you have to read blogs and posts.
The Top 100 list that making the rounds of the blogosphere now is based on 2006 data and answers this question:
If I can read 100 blogs, which should I read to be most up to date? Unit cost (each blogs costs 1), optimizing population affected (PA, we want to be the first to know with many many people coming in the cascade after us)
The Modulator staff is thrilled to be ranked #7 on this list which we provide in full for your reading pleasure:
- Don SurberT
- Science & Politics
- Watcher of Weasesls
- Michelle Malkin
- National Journal’s Blogometer
- The Modulator
- Boing Boing
- A Blog for All
- TFS Magnum
- Alliance of Free Blogs
- Pajamas Media
- Soccer Dad
- Nose on Your Face
- The Anchoress
- Why Homeschool
- The Daou Report
- Captain’s Quarters
- Guy Kawasaki
- Lucy by Lucy
- Blue Star Chronicle
- Official Google Blog
- The Glittering Eye
- The Conservative Cat
- The Social Customer Manifesto
- The Next Net
- Gateway Pundit
- Crooks and Liars
- Right Wing News
- 10,000 Birds
- O’Reilly Radar
- Cowboy Blog
- Business Opportunities Weblog
- Creating Passionate Users
- Citizens For Legitimate Government
- What About Clients?
- Rough Type
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog
- Dans la cuisine d’Audinette
- The London Fog
- Indian Writing
- Power Line
- Blog d’Elisson
- Rhymes With Right
- Written World
- The Jeff Pulver Blog
- blog d’eMeRY
- Hugh MacLeod’s gapingvoid
- Hugh Hewitt
- A Socialite’s Life
- Gates of Vienna
- A Life Restarted
- The Volokh Conspiracy
- See Also…
- Dr. Sanity
- Mudville Gazette
- Privacy Digest
- Catholic and Enjoying It
- Single Serve Coffee
- Jeremy Zawodny’s blog
- Basic Thinking Blog
NB: Many thanks to all the Friday Ark participants in 2006 who, I suspect, played an important role in Modulator’s high ranking.
No spoilers here….
Late June through this early part of August have been the lowest posting 6-8 weeks since Modulator entered the blogosphere….tch, tch.
Reasons abound: heavy work load; quite a bit of family traveling; beginning to plan a new house and, yes, rereading the first 6 years at Hogwarts and Deathly Hallows. I finished the latter today and immediately want to reread it.
The tension between reading slow enough to figure out the clues to the grand scheme of what is going to happen and
having needing to read very rapidly to find out what will happen next was delectable!
I chose the latter approach; I could not slow down. I don’t think you will be able to either!
In a few days I will reread the last couple hundred pages and then hand it over to Mrs Modulator.
I do not plan to post any discussion of specifics related to Deathly Hallows for some time. Everyone needs an opportunity to read it spoiler free. Happy, though, to discuss in email.
Posting volume should start rising though it may be some time before I get back up to a 2-3 post/day average.
Twice the number of the original for your sinning pleasure. Read’m all, chuckle and modify your behavior as appropriate. Examples:
#18 Though ye may tag some Posts as Humour, it is Madness to believe that All will consider it so.
#19These Truths are not set in Stone, but pixelated Dust, and will change as surely as the Tide will ebb and flow and the Multitudes will swoon over another Fit of Hissy by the Paris Hilton of Babylon.
Really, though, don’t sin.
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