Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pretty F**King amazing!-

There are two versions of Marta Kagan's presentation on Social Media posted on Slideshare - The one above garnered 1605 views.

The once below had the word "F**King inserted throughout and garnered 43,000 viewers - Must say something about Slideshare viewers or maybe about the general viewing public.

The presentation is worth viewing in either version, but I will join the F**King crowd and embed the F**King version for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The National Mood map on Twitter

Feeling Moody? How the time of the day,the day of the week and your geolocation affects your mood/

Researchers analyzed over 300 million tweets collected between September 2006 and August 2009 to determine the mood of America over a 24-hour, 7-day period, and by geolocation. The mood of each tweet was inferred via Affective Norms for English Words, a word-rating system that gives normative emotional ratings for English language words.

The video below shows the shifting mood, or pulse, over time: Twitter Mood: The Pulse of the Nation - Tech Talk - CBS News Posted by Dan Farber.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

when ideas have sex - Matt Ridely on TED Global

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.

Here's Matt's Website Videos | The Rational Optimist…:



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