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    Exploring Twitter

    My twitter followers are mostly strangers. As such, I wanted to know more about them. In particular, I wanted to ...

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Internet Archive Bookmarklet

The Internet Archive has added the ability to archive a page on-demand. Here’s a handy bookmarklet to make saving important pages a bit simpler: Drag this link to your bookmark bar:¬†Archive Now    

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Pennsylvania Angels

Pennsylvania Angels Visualized

Below is a visualization of angel investing activity in Pennsylvania, based on the AngelList API. I made it (using Ruby and R) to get an alternate view of local investment activity. Each vertex on this graph is an investor. Each edge is a co-investment. I gleaned quite a few insights from the fully detailed graph. […]

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gender

Guessing Genders

I wanted to make a reasonable guess of gender for approximately 6,000,000 names. My first thought was to seek out a ready-made API, but the first few prices I found were astronomical. Since this was a one-time project, I stopped researching and started building. (more…)

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Exploring Twitter

My twitter followers are mostly strangers. As such, I wanted to know more about them. In particular, I wanted to learn what interests the people who follow me, and how does that differ what interests me personally? Gathering Data I started with Klout. Not the famous numeric score, but rather the influencer information that’s available […]

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LUMA partners

Great Marketing

LUMA Partner’s LUMAscapes are phenomenal promotional tools. The Marketing Technology LUMAscape just saved me hours by giving me a very good list of starting points for my research. It’s hard not to love a promotional tool that helps me do my job. (more…)

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