It’s just data

MeMeme

Ross Mayfield: Cue up not what is popular, or what the people I subscribed to produced.  Cue up what my social network has found interesting.

Herewith, a simple demonstration of what aggressive canonicalization can produce.  Venus may be in Python, but suppose I’m in a Ruby mood.  The cache is simply files in Atom 1.0 format, with all textual content normalized to XHTML.

Let’s make a few simplifying assumptions: all posts are created equal, each post can only vote once for any given link (this also takes care of things like summaries which partially repeat content), posts implicitly vote (once!) for themselves, and the weight of a vote degrades as the square of the distance between when the post was made and now.

Here’s the code, and here’s a snapshot of the output.  The output took 6.239 elapsed seconds to produce on my laptop.  I still have more work to do to eliminate some of the self-referential links (in fact, I a priori removed Bob Sutor’s blog from the analysis as it otherwise he would dominate the results).  But I am confident that this is solvable, in fact, I am working on expanding what filters can do.  I’ll post more on that shortly.

In any case, I will attest to the fact that the remaining links are current topics of conversation within my circle of friends.

As you can see, having ready access to this data, outside of any data silo, in a readily consumable format makes tasks like this fairly easy.

So, the question must be asked, why can’t every public (and private) planet produce a meme feed?


Jubilee Thoughts: Personalized Meme Tracking

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Between Popular and Personal there is Social

Every time I see Gabe Rivera of TechMeme, I ask for the same thing — MeMeme. Give me TechMeme where the core index is based on who I read, about 150 people at any given time, to show me what......

Excerpt from Ross Mayfield's Weblog at

[from Linkorama] MeMeme

Sam Ruby starts to hack together the MeMeme I want...

Excerpt from del.icio.us/network/ek1.618 at

Memigram

Sam Ruby’s doing wonders with his branch of the Planet Planet code, Venus . The core data is maintained as Atom (containing XHTML). A nice touch is that it now has FOAF blogroll support. I’m getting particular pleasure from what Sam’s been doing...

Excerpt from Planet RDF at

[from sogrady] Sam Ruby: MeMeme

this is potentially fascinating, given that techmeme and the like tend to track things i don’t care much about, like the latest tiff in the blogging world...

Excerpt from del.icio.us/network/coty at

Ross Mayfield asks for MeMeme, and I agree…

Two of my favorite sites are TechMeme and Memeorandum - two great memediggers. Together with sites like TailRank, they give me alot of interesting stories without necessarily having to subscribe to a bunch of blogs. I subscribe to a bunch of blogs...

Excerpt from The Blog Herald at

Why I don't offer a personal filter

I’m facing another round of inquiries on personal filtering, mostly from Techmeme fans who’ve read Ross Mayfield’s or Dare Obasanjo’s recent thoughts on the matter. (Just for the record, the first round included requests from Jeff Clavier and Ted...

Excerpt from efuddle.com at

links for 2006-09-05

Sam Ruby: MeMeme this is potentially fascinating, given that techmeme and the like tend to track things i don’t care much about, like the latest tiff in the blogging world (tags: Planet Ruby Waugh Venus aggregation TechMeme MeMeme)...... [more]

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Links for 2006-09-04 [del.icio.us]

MeMeme Sam Ruby starts to hack together the MeMeme I want openDESIGN Community vote on a website site design...

Excerpt from Planet Enterprise 2.0 at

Between Popular and Personal there is Social

Every time I see Gabe Rivera of TechMeme , I ask for the same thing — MeMeme.  Give me TechMeme where the core index is based on who I read, about 150 people at any given time, to show me what my friends are interested in.  I used to ask...

Excerpt from Planet Enterprise 2.0 at

How about eliminating votes from one entry to another from the same source feed?

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The on-demand blogosphere revisited

Ross Mayfield wants a version of TechMeme focused on his own trust circle: Give me TechMeme where the core index is based on who I read, about 150 people at any given time, to show me what my friends are interested in. [Ross Mayfield: Between...

Excerpt from Jon's Radio at

Jubilee Thoughts: More on Personalized Meme Tracking

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Between Popular and Personal there is Social

Every time I see Gabe Rivera of TechMeme, I ask for the same thing — MeMeme. Give me TechMeme where the core index is based on who I read, about 150 people at any given time, to show me what my friends are interested in.I used to ask this from...

Excerpt from WebProNews: Blog Combined Feed at

Linkorama : MeMeme - Sam Ruby starts to hack together the MeMeme I want Paul Hammond : Sam Ruby: MeMeme - the remaining links are current topics of conversation within my circle of friends Tags : aggregation mememe personalization social...

Excerpt from HotLinks - Level 1 at

Planet voting

Sam Ruby has been writing about using a planet-style aggregator to create a feed of what’s hot among a community of bloggers (see MeMeme and MeMeme 2.0) — not the big wide noisy blogosphere. Like meme-trackers TechMeme and TailRank, Sam’s code is...

Excerpt from Blogging Roller at

Social Blog Aggregators Revisited

Recently, there’s been a number of interesting posts on building personal blog aggregators. This really does seem like the next thing that is going to make some blog company succesful since just there’s just too many feeds to read. Global......

Excerpt from O'Reilly Radar at

I like the adhoc-icity of this.

Imagine a little site like this

about the big item of the day

And of course, MeMeme

(sung like the chorus of the
opera by - oh, what’s his name?)

IS the item (itme?) of today!

'sup!

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Social Blog Aggregators Revisited

By nikolaj Recently, there’s been a number of interesting posts on building personal blog aggregators. This really does seem like the next thing that is going to make some blog company succesful since just there’s just too many feeds to read. Global...

Excerpt from Planet Web 2.0 at

links for 2006-09-05

From the blogroll… Kids These Days? Open Data: Small Pieces Loosely Joined White space equals more trust? Spelling cow MeMeme Washington DC Principles: Free access to science Recipe sharing 2.0 From around the web… The end of the job...

Excerpt from The Robinson House at

Venus

Sam Ruby has been giving out plenty of examples from his version of the Planet software, called Venus. Here are the posts so far: Reading Lists, Filters, MeMeme, Stream Editing. For me, what this needs is to be hooked up to a real database. So the...

Excerpt from ronin: Venus at

Sam Ruby: MeMeme

Posted by penguin to attention on Mon Sep 04 2006...

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they can’t all be winners

i had an idea for a new feature to add to blog-la-sphere: by looking at what people in the blog-la-sphere are linking to, generate a list of the most-blogged-about items. the problem i ran into is that once i pulled out all the links, it turns out...

Excerpt from trained monkey at

MeMeme Plugin

MeMeme support is now a plugin to Venus.  It started out life as a Ruby script with hardcoded paths that produced JSON which was fetched using AJAX techniques.  While it has been deployed by others ... [more]

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Lifestreaming

Com o aumento do número de serviços sociais na Web, um novo problema está surgindo: conseguir acompanhar os amigos e conhecidos nesses serviços. Se o objetivo primário é obviamente relacionar-se, uma maneira de ficar atento ao que está acontecendo...

Excerpt from Superfície Reflexiva at

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