"Waarom kunnen we eigenlijk via Signal geen bericht sturen aan opa 👨 op Whatsapp of Facebook? En waarom kan dat met verschillende mailservices wel? 📬
« #ImpactFactor abandoned by Dutch university in hiring and promotion decisions » via Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01759-5
Tooting this link I found in another toot instead of boosting because of the undescribed image in the original toot (and the image isn't even relevant ot the toot ):
Personal names around the world
People who create web forms, databases, or ontologies are often unaware how different people’s names can be in other countries. They build their forms or databases in a way that assumes too much on the part of foreign users. This article will first introduce you to some of the different styles used for personal names, and then some of the possible implications for handling those on the Web.
I'm intentionally not attributing the original toot.
Why self hosting is important - https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-07-23-why-selfhosting-is-important.html
Het ABP had 25 miljard euro rijker kunnen zijn als het in 2016 investeringen in fossiele brandstoffen had vervangen door groene aandelen!
BCS Informer is looking for articles for the next issue. If you organised events at SIGIR 2021, we would welcome your contribution. Any other IR-related topic or event report welcome. Deadline August 5. Drop me a message if you're interested. https://irsg.bcs.org/informer/
We've reached 4,000 subscribers and are now counting 500+ million pageviews per month! 😍 #degoogled
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
Blogpost #NoGA: Radboud Scenario's met Matomo en Google Analytics door Alessandra van Veen:
Note to self: Read Klara and the Sun:
An industry that unmasks people at scale - https://www.vice.com/en/article/epnmvz/industry-unmasks-at-scale-maid-to-pii
SQLBolt, interactive SQL lessons and exercises in the browser
Congratulations, Harrie Oosterhuis, for winning the #SIGIR2021 Best Paper Award!
Firefox 89 delivered more speed—today’s Firefox 90 adds SmartBlock 2.0 https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/firefox-90-ramps-up-private-browsing-with-new-smartblock-2-0/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @jrssnet
Holiday goal nr. 23: Reading: BC, Before Computers by Stephen Robertson
I absolutely love the explosion of tech creativity that #ActivityPub brought onto the world.
Turns out having a single well-defined protocol with multiple implementations lets people Do Fun Things. <3
A bit over 8 years I posed a question about finding a common protocol to the Federated Social Web W3C mailing list:
The thread offers a decent snapshot of why people felt this "single protocol" approach is impossible.
Happy ActivityPub was able to prove them wrong!
Professor of Federated Search at Radboud University. Formerly known as @hiemstra
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.