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Links for Wednesday, August 8, 2007

  • JibberJobber: Finally Announcing the JibberJobber/IEEE-USA Relationship – “IEEE-USA, which promotes the career interests of U.S. members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), has partnered with to enhance career services offered through the IEEE-USA website. With over 360,000 members, IEEE is the largest technical professional society in the world.
  • Ebiquity Group: Why We Twitter: Understanding Microblogging Usage and Communities – “In this paper, we present our observations of the microblogging phenomena by studying the topological and geographical properties of Twitter’s social network. We find that people use microblogging to talk about their daily activities and to seek or share information.
  • Paul Graham: Stuff – “ cluttered room saps one’s spirits. One reason, obviously, is that there’s less room for people in a room full of stuff. But there’s more going on than that. I think humans constantly scan their environment to build a mental model of what’s around them. And the harder a scene is to parse, the less energy you have left for conscious thoughts.
  • The CandyFab Project: Call for Volunteers – “If you want to be one of the first people in the world to build your own CandyFab from a set of plans, we want to hear from you. If you want to help design it and make it happen, we want to hear from you even more. We need beta testers, programmers, web site admins and editors, documentation writers, and people with CNC resources.