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.
New Informer is out!
We're hiring! We're currently looking for a 'Web Developer' to join the Mojeek team. Check out the link for more details. https://www.mojeek.com/about/careers/web_developer.html
AWS Overview and Security Tips https://static.peerlyst.com/image/upload/v1505748735/post-attachments/Cyber_Security_Amazon_Course_1_tqtsxy.pdf
Visualization of the world of search engines:
There's an indie search engine called Mojeek on the fediverse at:
You can try their search at:
I don't know much about Mojeek, but they seem to be using their own index rather than repackaging others'.
They also emphasise privacy and not tracking users.
They're a private company so it's unclear who owns them, but it's the same situation with DuckDuckGo.
Kamer boos op loze beloften Facebook:
Awesome news from S Korea:
Three conclusions to draw from #Google denying #Huawei access to software: (1) The #FSFE urges users to use Free Software operating systems and applications on their computing devices. (2) Governments and especially the European Union should invest more resources in #FreeSoftware to gain independence from large enterprises and other states. (3) The FSFE urges companies to use as much Free Software as possible in their supply chains. https://fsfe.org/news/2019/news-20190520-01.en.html #pmpc
Facebook doet niet wat het belooft:
In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.
It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:
The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.
You can also follow F-Droid on here at:
Big Tech Stole Our Data While Democracy Slept: Shoshana Zuboff on the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Disturbing news about IR researcher @email@example.com lost on Mount Everest. Show more
IR researcher Seamus Lawless is an avid climber. Shockingly, his endeavor to reach the Mount Everest summit ended badly on the return trip, where he fell and has been lost since. I wish I had better news...
Family started a fundraiser to help finance the search, as the insurance company fails to do so:
Newspaper article (background) on the expedition:
Indie Map is a public IndieWeb social graph and dataset.
Over a million pro-repeal-of-net-neutrality comments were autogenerated https://medium.com/@jeffykao/more-than-a-million-pro-repeal-net-neutrality-comments-were-likely-faked-e9f0e3ed36a6
Real peoples' identities appear to have been used without their consent by the autogenerated repeal campaign https://medium.com/@AGSchneiderman/an-open-letter-to-the-fcc-b867a763850a
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.