Google is collecting a lot of data about how we use the web. The new Google Alarm Firefox addon visually & audibly alerts you whenever your personal information is being sent to Google servers. Click for more info…
Kind of unbelievable news! Read more on Casey’s blog.
Know Your Meme was selected as one of TIME Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2009!
We wrote our first scientismic episodes in Dec 2007, and I built the first version of the Internet Meme Database knowyourmeme.com website in Dec 2008. It’s seen amazing growth — we’re now at more than 500 meme entries, 10,000 images, and will serve over 5 million pageviews this month!
Reblogged from Gelf Magazine:
Hacker-entrepreneur Jamie Wilkinson came to the Non-Motivational Speaker Series to talk about his Internet Famous course at Parson’s School of Design, the “first algorithmically graded class in the history of academics.”
For those who couldn’t make it, below are highlights from the night. Click here for photos.
Much more coming from Famo soon, stay tuned!
I’ll be moderating a panel at the upcoming ROFLCON NYC event on Saturday Jan. 24th about Firefox art projects with fellow F.A.T. Lab members Steve Lambert (Add-Art and NYTimes Special Edition) and Tobias Leingruber (China Channel and Pirates of the Amazon).
We’ll also be talking about ArtZilla, our new repository for Firefox add-on projects usually denied from listing on the addons.mozilla.org universe for being “useless art.”
New York City ROFLThing
When: January 24th, 2009
Where: Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, NY)
Featuring Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere), the creator of Comic Sans, the founder of 4chan, Bre Pettis and a host of others to be announced.
A visualization of people who’ve contributed to the Barack Obama page on Wikipedia. People who edit a lot drift toward the center. Best watched full screen in HD on Vimeo
Made using code_swarm and my new Wikipedia page history parser Wikiswarm (Ruby), which uses the Wikipedia API to convert page edit histories into the code_swarm activity log format. There’s also experimental support for visualizing individual users’ contributions.
For info on how to generate your own wikiswarms read on…
Join me and Steve Lambert Oct. 4th for the inaugural Oprah’s Linux Club. All manner of experience levels welcome. And, of course, free Chevy Tahoes under every seat!
3 – 6pm Oct. 4th 2008 at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St
Ayah Bdeir doing a show about Arab culture. Stewing up plans to allow anyone to host a gallery, check out dev.eyebeam.org
Also exciting new Add-Art screencast by Ol’ Slambert... now with hip-hop!
A demonstration of the new Meme Breaks 1.0 scratch record, which compiles the Internets’ most famous audio samples into DJ-friendly format.
More info & download at jamiedubs.com/meme-breaks