For now, I will keep the site closed for registrations; but everyone can independently invite people to join using the following link to generate an invite:
If you know someone who wants to join this instance, then please do give them an invite!
Consider the instance open for those who know anyone on IDF.social.
"Sense of community" and an initial seed of some 40 IR researchers should be enough to keep those spammers out of here and still grow the club!
Computer scientist 👨🏫 with main focus on Information Retrieval 📄
Also interested in Data Science / Big Data 💾
In the previous millennium a PhD on Multimedia Databases 🎥 (Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite!)
#sigir is my academic home.
Entrepreneur: co-founder of #spinque (spinque.com)
Knowledge frees humanity.
Thank you, corpus of Visual Metaphores!
Inaugural toots on idf.social using a photo of lunch with Nick Belkin after attending the now Dr. Hugo Huurdeman defense.
Cloudspeakers List 2021 (1st half year): new releases picked up in the indie scene.
New Linux kernel bug lets you get root on most modern distros https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-linux-kernel-bug-lets-you-get-root-on-most-modern-distros/
PhD Position in ML and IR, University of Copenhagen https://www.lists.utwente.nl/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=SIGIR;df51fa8e.2107
A thoughtful post by Fernando Diaz about SIGIR as flagship conference of the field or IR: https://diazf.medium.com/revisiting-the-alleged-problems-with-sigir-1beaf414f7b6
MIT and Harvard sell ed-X for 800M$.
Wondering what TUD thinks of that...
@arjen Yup, the Internet Archive has the page going back to 2005!
These goals are very much what I want to see from the web, even if I don't think they're satisifed now: https://web.archive.org/web/20050215230839/http://www.w3.org/Consortium/about-w3c.html#goals-head
"One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability."
heartless bastards - how low
New track on our Spotify playlist:
NEW! The Kiwix Pi4 hotspot kit! The pre-loaded SD card turns the Pi into a hotspot serving the entire contents of Wikipedia, Wiktionary and RPi StackExchange! Designed for people without online access - we think it's a pretty cool option for Preppers too! https://thepihut.com/products/kiwix-raspberry-pi-4-hotspot-kit
To Infinity and Beyond! Accessibility is the Future for Kids' Search Engines. (arXiv:2106.07813v1 [cs.IR]) http://arxiv.org/abs/2106.07813
PhD position in Computational Social Science at MediaFutures @ University of Bergen, Norway (Deadline: 5th July 2021) https://www.lists.utwente.nl/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=SIGIR;d7bee1a4.2106
Breaking the #drm on.. a fucking dishwasher.
The original Eliza!
Privacy Is Hard and Seven Other Myths by Jaap Henk Hoepman.
Big fraud or small fraud, which is worse?
“If you dig it up and sell it and profit from it, you’re responsible for it.”
@Shell is the first oil company to be held individually liable. Who's next?
👀 @Total @exxonmobil @Chevron @bp_plc
Great opinion piece about advertisements and tracking with legal arguments from
Michael Veale and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius:
Indie music 🎸
The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.