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Flickr Commons adds tags to Library of Congress images

Just announced this morning – a fantastic partnership between Flickr and the Library of Congress. Flickr Commons The Library of Congress Pilot Project The Library of Congress has a Prints and Photographs Online Catalog comprised of over 1 million images (and growing) that have been available online for over 10 years. Back in June of […]

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Wikipedia is good enough, good grief

Larry Sanger is beginning to sound more and more desperate. The growing, but largely irrelevant Citizendium project is still too top-heavy with administrative overhead and will continue to be an also-ran to any discussion around human stores of knowledge. However, this is not stopping the continued declaration of quality-over-quantity. Some people might be a little […]

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Transparency trumps credentialism

Larry Sanger has been given a bigger stage. Edge has published his latest essay entitled “Who Says We Know: On the New Politics of Knowledge“. In it he argues against “dabblerism” – a word he made up to help him define his opponents’ position of anti-credentialism. Sanger is a credentialist. He wants credentials to buy […]

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eekim, STODID podcast, and SXSW

A few days ago I was excited to find that Eugene Eric Kim had posted about a conversation we’d had (when I apparently ambushed him) at the last Internet Identity Workshop in Mountain View in December. I love it when people who write well make me sound smart. What was he doing that I found […]

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28% of Online Americans have used tagging

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has just put out a new report on the state of tagging in America. It also features a fairly prominent interview with David Weinberger. The takeaway numbers show that 28% of online Americans have used tagging before and that 7% are active taggers (tagged something ‘yesterday’). The survey […]

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Simon Spero Questions LOC Authorities

Simon Spero announced yesterday on the SILS student listserv a preliminary release of some of his dataset of Library of Congress authority records. His email is copied below and sets the stage for a great deal of new work. Tagging – anyone? The happy meeting of folksonomy and authority records? Our first look into how […]

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Citizendium – A study in momentum killing

Network effects are very powerful. They are also very hard to come by, by definition, as most of the time you’re not the one enjoying them. Network effects are blessed upon those who are popular, have a lot of attention being paid to them, and/or are active participants in their own success. They feed themselves […]

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Facebook renews some trust, lives another day

Facebook has updated their privacy controls and now provides the ability to block a fair amount of personal activity information from being broadcast. This is exactly what they should do and what they should have provided at the time of the launch of Mini-Feed and News Feed. Both Fred and danah have weighed in and […]

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Earl Mardle on George Allen’s crumbling campaign

First, a word from the almighty OneTrueWiki: The neutrality of this article is disputed. Please see the discussion on the talk page.George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952, in Whittier, California) is a Republican United States Senator from Virginia. He is running for re-election in 2006 and has been mentioned as a possible candidate for […]

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The post I wouldn’t write – online stalking

So, I’ve been working through this thought experiment for a few years now… 1) You post information online about yourself in various places 2) It gets aggregated by bot or human 3) Bad guy decides you’re worth screwing with 4) Bad guy finds all this information and can act on it accordingly Pretty straightforward. (We […]

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