Library of Congress to House Your Tweets

Library of Congress to House Your Tweets cameronmoll: Kent German, writing for CNET’s Crave Gadget Blog: The Library of Congress announced today—via Twitter, no less—that is acquiring the Twitter’s entire archive through donation…. Though the whole idea may sound bizarre, the Library already holds more than 167 terabytes of Web-based information, including legal blogs and […]

Big Money for Companies That Can Analyze Big Data

Big Money for Companies That Can Analyze Big Data nosql: three skills necessary for data-driven start-ups: data munging, the corralling and wrestling of data; modeling, the statistical analysis of data through algorithms; and visualization, the presentation of all the data. While all three are necessary for success, Driscoll believes that modeling and analysis through algorithms […]

parkparadigm: Big data principles according to Josh. i2pi

rhibozoids: Great idea and visually stunning.  I really like the full-frontal display of the stacks, but would love to see some smaller lifts in the system to get to those books in the harder to reach shelves…a little tastefully-added complexity never hurts plus that would answer some basic functional questions. 

dreamingofpixels: Listening Post is an art installation that culls text fragments in real time from thousands of unrestricted Internet chat rooms, bulletin boards and other public forums. The texts are read (or sung) by a voice synthesizer, and simultaneously displayed across a suspended grid of more than two hundred small electronic screens.

After discovering that he held the LRRK2 mutation on his twelfth chromosome (indicating that his lifetime risk of developing Parkinson’s disease is 30-75% rather than the typical 1%), Google co-founder Sergey Brin became one of the first philanthropists to fund research into a disease based on the results of a genetic test. In Thomas Goetz’s […]