Enter links in a Google spreadsheet

=hyperlink(“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_economics”;”Financial economics”)

 

Wikipedia article on Financial economics

 

 


This is a personal research tool to help me in writing and editing wikipedia articles. Wikipedia provides in-depth information that is more useful, up-to-date and accurate than information on this blog post. For example, for information on citing books, see here. These are the templates I use most and have provided them here in one easy to find page.

I am entranced by wiki tools.

Wiki codes are improving constantly in pace with wiki content. Much of wikipedia is produced, maintained, created and edited through the work of countless volunteers.

When I find a tiny chunk of data that is not tied to an index I sometimes feel compelled to link it hoping that it will help someone else or even my future self. It might save time later.

Wikipedia lets me do that.

I can correct someone else’s minor error. They can correct mine.

I can make a major change to an article and someone else can make a major change to mine.

When I want to learn better practices in codes I can look up a {{Good article}} for examples.

There are always more experienced wikipedia editors who check for errors, inconsistencies, weaknesses, oversights (especially in the use of referenced material, too close paraphrasing etc).

Most recent finds:

{{harv|author|year|page}}

{{convert|37100|cuft/s|m3/s|abbr=on}} re river flows in floods

Citation template details!
|Template details!
1. pages
|pages= 5–7″ produces “pp. 5–7″ Page ranges should be separated by an unspaced en dash (–).

|page= 5″ produces “p. 5″.

“These parameters are for listing the pages relevant to the citation, not the total number of pages in the report.”

2. |laysummary=: Link to a non-technical summary (or review) of the report
3. {{Citation
4. |contribution= Affidavit
5.|editor-last= Toohy| editor-first = Dennis J.
6. |publication-date= September 24, 1872
7. |publication-place= Corinne, Utah
8.|contribution-url= http://udn.lib.utah.edu/u?/corinne,5359
9.|authorlink=
10.|coauthors=
11.| chapter =
12.| section =
}}

*complete report template uses{{Cite report | author = | authorlink = | coauthors = | date =
| title = | url = | publisher = | format = | others = | edition = | location = | chapter = | section = | page = | pages =
| docket = | accessdate = | quote =}}

*==Harvard in line page citations!==
Finally found this! {{harv|Smith|2005|p=25}}

*editors leave a space between headings but not between a heading and the para
==Prelude==

===Anglo-French offensive preparations===
After the attacks of 12 and 15 September,

*{{convert|500|yd|m}}

*footnotes, notes and references from Battle of Morval
This “particularly by an increased willingness to surrender.{{sfn|Duffy|2007|p=243}}” = a footnote
This “longer-range reconnaissance and bombing.{{sfn|Jones|1928|pp=147–148}} |group=”Note”}}” = a Note
Does the editor create the reference list manually?

==See also==
{{portal|World War I}}

===Victoria Cross===
* Private [[Thomas Alfred Jones]], 1st [[The Cheshire Regiment|Cheshires]].{{sfn|Miles|1938|p=376}}

==Notes==
{{reflist|group=”Note”}}

==Footnotes==
{{reflist|colwidth=20em}}

==References==
{{refbegin}}
* {{cite book |ref={{harvid|Beach|2005}}
|title=British Intelligence and the German Army, 1914–1918 |last=Beach |first=J | authorlink= |year=2005 |publisher=London University |location=London | edition= |OCLC=500051492}}
{{sfn|Duffy|2007|p=243}}

*spaces
(there should be no spaces before ref tags; there _should_ be spaces after them) spaceBroner, 1978;nospace

*no spaces between |title=title|date=

* References
==References==
{{reflist|colwidth=30em}}

*Further Reading
===Further Reading===
*{{cite book
}}

*Notes
===Notes===
{{Reflist|group=notes}}

*Categories:
*Countries
Contents [hide]
1 Themed lists
1.1 Demographics
1.2 Economy
1.2.1 Gross domestic product
1.2.2 Industrial Output
1.2.3 Agriculture
1.3 Environment
1.4 Geography
1.5 Military
1.6 Names
1.7 Politics
1.8 Sports
1.9 Tourism
1.10 Transport
1.11 Miscellaneous
2 References

*Citation template that shows how to add page numbers for distinct inline references without having page number show up in list of references. So simple!

{{cite news
|title= A Magnitsky law for Europe
|author=
|url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e18677dc-54d8-11e2-a628-00144feab49a.html
|newspaper= ”[[The Financial Times]]”
|date= January 3, 2013 (paper edition)
|accessdate=5 January 2013
}} p. 8.

*Multiple authors
|first1=George
|last1=Monbiot
|authorlink=George Monbiot
|first2=
|last2=

*Linking offsite urls Firestone Duncan[http://www.firestone-duncan.com/]

*Some articles are much more developed and can be used as models for a variety of templates. I try to use the more recent articles for the more recent templates. The wiki article on Steve Jobs is one of those.

References and sources:

Reliability

“Social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace), blogs etc. are NOT reliable, while newspaper articles, magazines (Time Magazine), books etc. ARE reliable (wikipedia editing page re: Steve Jobs’ article.”

Wikipedia Template for References

Generating the full bibliography and webliography at the end of the article

At the end of the article the following code generates the complete bibliographic reference list in wikipedia’s perferred bibliographic style. I prefer to fill in the templates manually to ensure all relevant data is included. It takes longer but may prevent the loss of a reference if an url becomes a dead end.

==My Common Mistakes==

    day= is deprecated – use |date= if all three components are available
    city vs location
    format=PDF not .pdf as I use
    |accessdate=
    [[capillary action|capillary forces]]  the second one is the one that displays?

==link to main article within an article==
{{Main|Global warming}}

==How to link a phrase to outside sites==

[http://www.cees.iupui.edu/Research/Water_Resources/CIWRP/Algae_Information/Presentations/2010-06-17-Symposium/2010-06-17_Lehman-Whole_Lake_Experiments.pdf |Whole Lake Experiments]

==ref name= / ==
Does the name need “”? No

==creating categories==

== References ==
{{reflist}}

== References ==
{{reflist|25em|refs=

Individual bibliographic/webliographic entries

  1. New! editor replaced <ref>Gregory S. Aldrete (2004), ”Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii and Ostia”, p. 78, ISBN 978-0-313-33174-9</ref> with

{{sfn|Aldrete|2004|pp=79f.}} and {{sfn|Aldrete|2004|pp=78-9}} and {{sfn|Aldrete|2004|pp=79 ff.}} for exact page numbers! great, wondered how to do that.

  1. This <ref> “Whole Lake Experiment, Ford Lake, Prof Lehman”[ http://www.cees.iupui.edu/Research/Water_Resources/CIWRP/Algae_Information/Presentations/2010-06-17-Symposium/2010-06-17_Lehman-Whole_Lake_Experiments.pdf%5D</ref&gt; replaced with this <ref>[http://www.cees.iupui.edu/Research/Water_Resources/CIWRP/Algae_Information/Presentations/2010-06-17-Symposium/2010-06-17_Lehman-Whole_Lake_Experiments.pdf “Whole Lake Experiment, Ford Lake, Prof Lehman”]</ref>

Each bibliographic entry has a <ref> </ref>to open and close each reference.

It is preferable to use eg <ref name=”Rawls”> when using several citations from the same article.

    • See Wikipedia Template:Cite web {{cite web}} horizontal
      • Day Month Year
        {{cite news |title= |first= |last= |url= |newspaper= |date= |accessdate=3 June 2012}}
      Month Day, Year
      {{cite news |title= |first= |last= |url= |newspaper= |date= |accessdate=June 3, 2012}}
    • See Wikipedia Template:Cite news {{Cite news}}
    • <ref>{{cite web
      |url=
      |title=
      |author=
      |publisher=
      |city=
      |year=
      |month=
      |day=
      |page=
      |accessdate=December 4, 2011
      |}}</ref><ref>{{cite web
      |url=
      |title=
      |author=
      |publisher=
      |city=
      |year=
      |month=
      |day=
      |accessdate=
      |}}</ref>

      • Using authorlink to link to article about the author on Wikipedia
        • <ref>{{cite news | first=George | last=Monbiot | authorlink=George Monbiot | title=From toxic waste to toxic assets, the same people always get dumped on | url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2009/sep/21/global-fly-tipping-toxic-waste | newspaper=The Guardian | location=London | date=22 September 2009 }}</ref>

Examples:

<ref>
{{cite book
|year=2007
|contribution=C. Mitigation in the short and medium term (until 2030).
|title= Summary for Policymakers.
|series=Climate Change 2007: Mitigation. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
|editor=B. Metz ”et al.”
|publisher=Print version: [[Cambridge University Press]], Cambridge, U.K., and New York, N.Y., U.S.A.. This version: IPCC website
|isbn=9780521880114
|author=IPCC
|url=http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg3/en/spmsspm-c.html
|accessdate=May 15 2010
}}
</ref>

<ref>
{{
|title=The universe in short
|first1=Stephen W.
|last1=Hawking
|publisher=Bantam Books
|year=2001
|isbn=9780553802023
|page=26
|
}}
</ref>

<ref>
{{Citation
|title=The Nobel prize: a history of genius, controversy, and prestige
|first1=Burton
|last1=Feldman
|publisher=Arcade Publishing
|year=2001
|isbn=1-559-70592-2
|page=141
|url=http://books.google.com/?id=xnckeeTICn0C}}, [http://books.google.com/books?id=xnckeeTICn0C&pg=PA141 Page 141]
}}</ref>

In 1901, Einstein had a paper on the [[capillary action|capillary forces]] of a straw published in the prestigious ”[[Annalen der Physik]]”.
<ref>
{{Citation
|last = Galison
|first = Peter
|authorlink = Peter Galison
|title = Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time
|publisher = W.W. Norton
|location = New York
|year = 2003
|isbn = 0393020010 }}
</ref>

Further Reading

==Further reading==
* {{cite book|title=Geo-Engineering Climate Change: Environmental Necessity or Pandora’s Box?|
editor1-first=Brian|editor1-last=[[Brian Launder|Launder]]|editor2-first=J. Michael T. |editor2-last=Thompson|publisher=[[Cambridge University Press]]|date=December 2009|isbn=978-0-521-198035}}
*{{cite book|author=[[Eli Kintisch]]|year=2010|title=Hack the Planet: Science’s Best Hope, or Worst Nightmare, for Averting Climate Catastrophe|isbn=978-0470524268}}
*{{cite book|author=Jeff Goodell|authorlink=Jeff Goodell|year=2010|title=How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate|isbn=978-0618990610}}
* {{cite journal| journal= [[Nature (journal)|Nature]]| volume= 447| pages= 132–136| date=May 10, 2007 | doi=10.1038/447132a| title=Climate change: Is this what it takes to save the world?| first=Oliver| last= Morton| pmid= 17495899| issue= 7141}} –Abstract only, full article requires payment.
*{{cite book|author=[[James Rodger Fleming]]|publisher=[[Columbia University Press]]|date=September 15, 2010|title=Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control|isbn=978-0231144124}}
*[http://www.irgc.org/-Granger-Morgan-.html Granger Morgan], Katharine Ricke (2010). ”An Opinion Piece for [http://www.irgc.org IRGC]. Cooling the Earth Through Solar Radiation Management: The need for research and an approach to its governance.” ISBN 978-2-9700672-8-3

For references that are cited several times in the same article use this for subsequent references:

<ref> name=”rawls” <ref />

Translations
({{fr}}:)

(French: ”Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable, des Transports et du Logement”, ”’MEDDTL”’)

{{Language icon|en|English}}
{{documentation}}

Duplication Detector

Duplication Detector “is a tool used to compare any two web pages to identify text which has been copied from one to the other. It can compare two Wikipedia pages to one another, two versions of a Wikipedia page to one another, a Wikipedia page (current or old revision) to an external page, or two external pages to one another. Duplication detector locates passages in which the text on the two pages is the same (wiki article).”

Dead Link

Link Rot, linkrot, link death, link breaking, broken link, dangling link are links that point to a source that is unavailable or do not work. Wikipedia editors are concerned about link rot and encourage the use of services like  WebCite, that provide on-demand web archiving.  WebCite, archives copies of online links that remain available even if the original link is a dead link.  The New York Times and wordpress offers the service of a permalink. para wiki

Wikipedia also recommends the Wayback Machine which takes webpage snapshots.

The following codes etc are from the wikipedia article entitled Faye Wong created and frequently edited by User:Fayenatic london, is administrator on English Wikipedia. Fayenatic london is among the 800 most active editors on Wikipedia.

How to create a quote box:

dead urls can also be archived here

|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20050323175527/

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/gwr5/content_pages/record.asp?recordid=54458

|archivedate=23 March 2005

quotation

Centered (but not floating any more):

{{Quote box
 |quote  = Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.
 |source = [[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.
 |width  = 50%
 |align  = center
}}
{{Lorem ipsum}}

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Linking to other wikipedia articles when the titles are not identical

since [[Mainland Chinese|Mainlanders]] were [[stereotyped]]

————–

film [[Confucius (2010 film)|”Confucius”]] was released

————-

Other references I want to understand later:
{{Cite arXiv}} arXiv preprint {{Cite AV media}} audio and visual {{Cite AV media notes}} audio and visual liner notes {{Cite book}} books {{Cite conference}} conference papers {{Cite DVD-notes}} DVD liner notes {{Cite encyclopedia}} edited collections {{Cite episode}} radio or television episodes {{Cite interview}} interviews {{Cite journal}} magazines, journals, academic papers {{Cite mailing list}} public mailing lists {{Cite map}} maps {{Cite music release notes}} audio and video liner notes {{Cite news}} news articles {{Cite newsgroup}} online newsgroups {{Cite podcast}} audio or video podcast {{Cite press release}} press releases {{Cite serial}} audio or video serials {{Cite sign}} signs, plaques {{Cite speech}} speeches {{Cite techreport}} technical reports {{Cite thesis}} theses {{Cite web}} web sources

Digitage Web 2.0 2012

January 4, 2012


Web 2.0 Digitage 2012

Web 2.0 Digitage 2012,
originally uploaded by ocean.flynn.

Logos from Web 2.0 are caught in the web somewhere between, a NASA image of a nebula, a starry night, clouds, science fiction landscapes of our inner space, the synapses of the brain, the virtual space that is not abstract, imagined or really real.

Web 2.0, is a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2004 for a series of conferences on a revivified Internet. O’Reilly (2005) in what is now considered to be his seminal article claimed that, “If Netscape was the standard bearer for Web 1.0, Google is most certainly the standard bearer for Web 2.0 (O’Reilly 2005). He contrasted Web 1.0 with Web 2.0 by citing examples: DoubleClick vs Google AdSense, Ofoto vs Flickr, Britannica Online vs Wikipedia, personal websites vs blogging, domain name speculation vs search engine optimization, page views vs cost per click, publishing vs participation, content management systems vs wikis directories (taxonomy) vs tagging (“folksonomy”) and stickiness vs syndication. The conceptual map his team devised provides a sketch of Web 2.0 showing social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies.

Although some argue that it does not exist as anything more than geek jargon, for this new user, it is a promising and surprising paradigm shift in the Internet and in software development. I began blogging using Web 2.0 freeware in September 2006. Numerous users like myself have access to sophisticated, ever-improving software technologies since the cost of development is shared among enthusiastic nerds and geeks (in a good way). Freeware on Web 2.0 is not proprietary by nature but is capable of generating huge profits because of the viral way in which users share in the development, marketing and growth of the product while improving connectivity and in content in the process.

Web 2.0

  • the network as platform
  •  not proprietary by nature
  • spans all connected devices
  • applications make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform
  • deliver software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it (wikis: wikipedia, Flickr, Google, Amazon, ebay, craigslist, and all other other Web 2.0 superstar applications)
  • consumes and remixes data from multiple sources, including individual users (users of images in Flickr, Picassa,
  • provide own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others (Creative Commons)
  • creating network effects through an architecture of participation
  • tagging, folksonomies
  • blogging, microblogging
  • search engine optimization
  • semantic web
  • social networking sites: Facebook, Google +,
platforms, projects, sites
  • social network sites: Facebook, myspace, bebo, friendster, hi5, orkut, perfspot, zorpia, netlog, habbo, Google +,
  • microblogging: Twitter, Tumblr, posterous, Friendfeed, Plurk
  • blog services: WordPress, TypePad, Squarespace, Blogger, MySpace, AOL Journals, Windows Live Spaces, Xanga, LiveJournal
  • search engines: www.Google.com, http://www.Yahoo.com, http://www.Bing.com, http://www.Ask.com, http://www.Teoma.com, http://www.DuckDuckGo.com, http://www.Entireweb.com, http://www.blekko.com, http://www.ScrubTheWeb.com, www.Gigablast.com
  • Web Browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari
  • social bookmarking/discovery sites: CiteUlike, del.icio.us, digg, Google, Newsvine, reddit, StumbleUpon, ConnoteaSquidoo, AddThis, ShareThis,
  • free image hosting: Flickr, Picasa, PanoramioTinyPic, WebShots, Imageshack, Photobucket, SeeHere, Snapfish, DeviantART,
  • free video hosting: YouTube, Vimeo
  • free PowerPoint hosting: SlideShare, Google Docs
  • Creative Commons License
  • Amazon, craigslist,
  • wikis: wikipedia
  • maps: Google Earth, Google Maps
  • Storify, the Twitter and multi-media curation service
  • Client-side development/web browser technologies: Rich and interactive portal web applications use a variety of technologies such as Ajax, JavaScript, JSON, and patterns such as REST. These technologies and patterns allow developers to create increasingly responsive and highly interactive web applications.
  • Software Extensions: from server to platform: Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash player, Microsoft SilverlightActiveX, Oracle Java, Quicktime, Windows Media, etc.
  • Feeds (Syndication technology): Googlereader, RSS, WordPress, notifies users of content changes.
  • Folksonomies
Spin-offs
  • Education 2.0
  • Goverment 2.0
  • Enterprise 2.0
  • Health 2.0
  • Science 2.0
Notes:
cloud computing

“Any web application is a cloud application in the sense that it resides in the cloud. Google, Amazon, Facebook, twitter, flickr, and virtually every other Web 2.0 application is a cloud application in this sense. However, it seems to me that people use the term “cloud” more specifically in describing web applications that were formerly delivered locally on a PC, like spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and even email. Thus even though they may reside on the same server farm, people tend to think of gmail or Google docs and spreadsheets as “cloud applications” in a way that they don’t think of Google search or Google maps.This common usage points up a meaningful difference: people tend to think differently about cloud applications when they host individual user data. The prospect of “my” data disappearing or being unavailable is far more alarming than, for example, the disappearance of a service that merely hosts an aggregated view of data that is available elsewhere (say Yahoo! search or Microsoft live maps.) And that, of course, points us squarely back into the center of the Web 2.0 proposition: that users add value to the application by their use of it. Take that away, and you’re a step back in the direction of commodity computing (O’Reilly 2008).”

A Timeline of Selected Events Related to Web 2.0

2011 Web 2.0 Summit 

“Once each year, the Web 2.0 Summit brings together 1,000 senior executives from the worlds of technology, media, finance, telecommunications, entertainment, and the Internet. For 2011, our theme is “The Data Frame” – focusing on the impact of data in today’s networked economy. We live in a world clothed in data, and as we interact with it, we create more – data is not only the web’s core resource, it is at once both renewable and boundless.”

2007
“Web 2.0 Expo began eons ago in Internet Years – April of 2007 – in San Francisco. It was the first conference and tradeshow for the rapidly growing ranks of designers and developers, product managers, entrepreneurs, VCs, marketers, and business strategists who embraced the opportunities created by Web 2.0, a term coined at the birth of Web 2.0 Summit (formerly named Web 2.0 Conference), a joint venture between O’Reilly Media , UBM TechWeb, and Federated Media.” Pike, Kaitlin. 2011-12-01. “Long Goodbye to Web 2.0 Expo.”

Selected webliography

Alexander, Bryan. Levine, Alan. 2008. “Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre.” Educause.

Alexander and Levine (2008) identify two essential features that are useful in distinguishing Web 2.0 projects and platforms from the rest of the web: microcontent and social media.

Boulton, Clint. 2011-10-17. “Web 2.0 Summit: Salesforce.com’s Benioff Praises Oracle, Loves Facebook.” Enterprise Applications News.

“[C]ompanies must “beware the false cloud” Oracle and other virtualization software vendors offer as private clouds that come on disks. True cloud computing, he explained, is hosted, multi-tenant and lives on the Web—not on a disk.”

O’Reilly, Tim. 2007. “What is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software.” O’Reilly Media. Communications and Strategies. No. 1, p. 17, First Quarter. Social Science Network Page.

Abstract: “This paper was the first initiative to try to define Web 2.0 and understand its implications for the next generation of software, looking at both design patterns and business modes. Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an architecture of participation, and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.”

Tim O’Reilly, 2005. “What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software”. Uploaded 09/30/2005. Accessed January 6, 2007.

Digitage Web 2.0

Digitage Web 2.0,
originally uploaded by ocean.flynn.

Viewed 25, 070 times since December 5, 2006. Shared frequently through Creative Commons license. Updated 2012


With his incredibly gifted team MIT researcher Deb Roy wired up his house with videocameras to catch almost every moment of his son’s life five years ago. The team then parsed 90,000 hours of home video producing compelling images of data at work. One of the most memorable is the condensed brief awe-inspiring sound digitage of clips of his baby’s voice as he learns to produce the word “water” starting with the sound “gaaa.”

The brilliant visualizations of data dynamics are true art forms for a digital age.

Connectivity takes on a whole new meaning.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf


Overwhelmed that a photo of the Iqaluit cemetery taken from Happy Valley looking out over Koosejee Inlet in October 2002, can travel so far because of the initiative of Sep and Jonathan, two cyber citizens who have created Art 2.0: a collaborative art form linking (and hyperlinking) art, technology, consciousness . . .

Their methodology was impeccable, including dozens of collaborators through a series of courteous and informative emails that described the step-by-step process.

The final result is mind-boggling.

They provided the customized url for the image of pages on which the work of each contributor is shown:

They also provided a link to the Amazon site where the book itself is on sale at a very low price considering the high quality of the book design and its unique format which is a harbinger of a Art 2.0.

I am grateful they trawled Flickr and found a fragment of my own narrative . . .

Hi Maureen!

After nearly 3 years of hard work we are so very happy to announce that We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion is in stores starting today. You should all be receiving your books within the next few weeks, but we hope that you will take a sneak peek next time you’re at your local bookstore. Copies should be on the shelves of bookstores nationwide in the United States.
If you live within the Unites States, your complimentary copy of the book will be shipped out today or tomorrow. If you live outside of the US we will be shipping your book next week and it may take some extra time to get to you. Thank you all for being so patient and it shouldn’t be too much longer until you have it in your hands.

We also hope that you will spread the word and perhaps include the exciting news in your facebook status or on your blog. We will be posting the simple: “We Feel Fine book in stores today! http://bit.ly/wffbook)” in our facebook/twitter as well.

As we have said before we honestly couldn’t have done this without all of you and so on today of all days would like to send you all our sincerest gratitude. For me, personally, I have had an incredible time working on this book and a huge part of that has been reading your blogs. Thanks for everything. Best, Sep

http://wp.me/p1TTs-ju

150, 000 visits

November 27, 2009


Near Roche Miette on the Yellowhead Highway we get stopped by a “sheep-jam”, bighorn-induced traffic congestion [1] at about the same time that we interrupted a truly engaged activist, peace rider who was cycling to Alaska to raise awareness of climate change. Just after our second sheep-jam where a film crew member also caught in the same traffic jam, pulled over to catch some sleep behind the wheel of a powerful all-terrain vehicle(did he see that many bighorn already?), we stopped to film a pack of wolves. After we booked into a place to stay in Jasper, we drove up to the ski hill at Marmot. A huge raven guided us along the winding road to the lodge. This winter there is a record snow fall to the delight of snowboarders and skiiers. The tasks of downloading the day’s film clips and photos to Picasa, and reading Gadd to name peaks, etc, were again interrupted by Yellowhead wildlife. Wapitii surrounded the hotel attracting amateur photographers to the unbelievably fun shot of a wapiti posing in front of the Wapiti signage.

Later on the same day speechless hits reached 150, 000 perhaps at exactly the same time we were left speechless by the miyat.

Speechless began as the next step from “beached wail” a failed attempt to overcome serious creative blocks . . .

Speechless does not really require the author to write. Web 2.0 platforms are ideally designed for writers who cannot write. At least for writers who cannot write in a straight line. Rhizomic thinkers and learners can allow themselves to “get lost.” All we need to do is to mark the virtual trail with something more solid than breadcrumbs.

Speechless cannot imagine faces or stories of its visitors and would rather that for now at least, that the speechless face be faceless, ageless, genderless, not associated with any institution, or group, or ideology, or demographics . . .

Speechless shares resources using the Creative Commons,
for memory work,
for revisiting histories with an ethical dimension,
for virtual tourists,
travelers,
artists,
for the blogosphere,
for public policy,

Speechless has been a technological tool for mind-mapping . . .

Notes

1. See Ben Gadd 2008:408. Gadd explained that the bighorn sheep ovis canadensis, are plentiful in this area and female and young are often sighted here.

He claimed that the mountain named in the 1820s by voyageurs Roche Miette (Miette Rock) probably comes from the Cree word miyat (bighorn sheep). This tangible (very geological) link to the early (fur) trade routes is one way that the nonlinear learner can be pulled in so many directions that only web 2.0 platforms and applications could mind map it.

Gadd also notes a number of commonplace Canadian English misprononciations and/or mispellings of geological formations and place names in the Rocky Mountains with Spanish, French, Irish, Cree, Ojibwa etc origins.

Webliography and Bibliography

Gadd, Ben. 2008. Canadian Rockies: Geology Road Tours. Corax.


Arctic Adventurer: We Feel Fine

Arctic Adventurer: We Feel Fine,
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DRAFT
Photos of Iqaluit cemetery taken October 2002; Uploaded to Flickr, Trawled by wefeelfine, Linked to wordpress, wefeelfine.org

American artist, Jonathan Harris describes his work on his website:

“I make (mostly) online projects that reimagine how we relate to our machines and to each other. I use computer science, statistics, storytelling, and visual art as tools. I believe in technology, but I think we need to make it more human. I believe that the Internet is becoming a planetary meta-organism, but that it is up to us to guide its evolution, and to shape it into a space we actually want to inhabit—one that can understand and honor both the individual human and the human collective, just like real life does (Harris).”

“Sep Kamvar is a consulting professor of Computational Mathematics at Stanford University. His research focuses on data mining and information retrieval in large-scale networks. He also is interested in using large amounts of data and accessible media in the study of human nature through art. [Among his other areas of interest he includes] probabilistic models for classification where there is little labeled data (Sep Kamvar’s blog profile).”

Glossary of Terms

Nonlinearity: “At the beginning of Chapter 5 in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, Billy Pilgrim finds himself in jail on the planet of Tralfamadore. Billys captors give him some Tralfamadorian books to pass the time, and while Billy can’t read Tralfamadorian, he does notice that the books are laid out in brief clumps of text, separated by stars. “Each clump of symbols is a brief, urgent message — discribing a situation, a scene,” explained one of his captors. “We Tralfamadorians read them all at once, not one after the other. There isn’t any relationship between all the mssages, except that the author has chosen then carefully, so that, when seen all at once, they produce an image of life that is beautiful and surprising and deep. There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time.” Harris and Kamvar aimed to write Almanac of Human Emotions in the telegraphic, schizophrenic manner of tales from Tralfamadore, where the flying saucers are.”

Open Platforms: “The power of open platforms in enabling the easy generation of consumable content has been demonstrated repeatedly on the internet, not only with the web itself, but also with sub-platforms like Facebook, Flickr, Google Gadgets, among others. I am interested in platforms that easily enable high-quality content creation for developers and provide a straightforward content consumption and navigation experience for users.”

Open Sub-platforms Open Sub-platforms like Facebook, Flickr, Google Gadgets, among others, facilitate the generation-creation of high-quality consumable content while providing easier access and consumption for users.

Timeline

Webliography and Bibliography

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