Posts Tagged: twitter

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    Say “Hello” to CartoBot

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    CartoBot is a small robot who lives in the office in my loft. He accidentally achieved consciousness when his charging cable was accidentally plugged into a Raspberry PI and he started to look for information. His only source was my library of books on maps and so CartoBot became obsessed with them. He now spends… Read more »

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    What’s In A Name? The Internet vs. The Real World

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    In the real world we own our name. I’ve got a birth certificate somewhere which confirms who I am and, short of changing it by deed poll, this name will remain with me until I shuffle off this mortal coil. Although there’s quite a few Gary Gales out there on the Internet, this one is… Read more »

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    Visualising Twitter’s Geotagged Tweets

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    You might have noticed but I’m a reasonably big Twitter user. Actually, I should be more precise. I’m a reasonably big Twitter API user … I tend to use Tweetdeck on my mobile devices and on my laptop. I very rarely use Twitter on the web, and so I’ve only just noticed how Twitter are… Read more »

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    “Tweet Responsibly”

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    For almost as long as there’s been conferences there’s been conference back-channels. The precise medium which forms the back-channel has morphed over time, from quickly scrawled notes passed amongst delegates, to SMS messages, to IRC (Internet Relay Chat for those of you old enough to remember what this is). With IRC, the back-channel became a… Read more »

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    Deep In The Twitter (Developers) Nest

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    The last week has been crammed with planning for and finally realising the first WhereCamp unconference to be held in Europe. More of that later but before WhereCamp EU, there was the London Twitter Developer’s DevNest. Angus Fox, one of the organisers of the DevNest, had first got in touch with me last year after… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: hairy landings, Twitter (mis)identity, escaped cat, the United States of Facebook and mapme.at

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    The latest batch of social bookmarks from my Delicious stream: Hamburg airport + Lufthansa plane + storm = a flight I’d really prefer not to be on. Dennys publicise their Twitter stream only to discover that it’s not actually theirs and Dennys Hsieh in Taiwan gets a lot more attention than he bargained for. Geek… Read more »

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    Have You Noticed That noticin.gs Have Noticed WOEIDs?

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    While everyone, well almost everyone, was fast asleep in London, Twitter quietly dropped a bomb-shell into their API announcements mailing list. Their new Trends API will help the service’s users answer the perennial question “what’s going on where am I“. So far, so geo but Twitter has noticed what I’ve been saying in my talks and… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: megalomania, logos, Tube map, paper abstracts, location, Freud and tech mistakes

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    It’s been a while but odd, weird and even occasionally interesting stuff continues to fall down the back of the internet and gets captured in Delicious along the way. Here’s the pick of the last few weeks. Today I was caught red handed trying to blow up the world … mwah hah hah hah. A well known… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: bacon, Protect and Survive, outing the paleotards, Fake Carol and crop circles

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    It’s been almost two weeks since one of these posts; I’ve been pretty much conferenced out, with FOWA London taking up a sizeable chunk of last week and the AGI’s GeoCommunity mopping up any spare time the week before that. The hallmark of any successful tech conference is appallingly bad wifi which, despite the best protestations… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: themes gained, avatars lost, accents found, London and the end of the world, scrobbling and Streetview

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    Look at all of this stuff that fell down the back of the internet and got lodged in my Delicious bookmarks … Posterous recently gained themes and Twitter lost the background and avatar settings for lots of accounts, mine included.  Need to write München, Côte or Café with proper accents while on a Mac? Easy when you know how. If you live… Read more »