Dear Open Source Project User: Quit Being A Jerk

January 25, 2013

A few weeks ago, this article was circulating around in HackerNews and other social media: Dear Open Source Project Leader: Quit Being A Jerk I 100% agree  with the author’s points.  Sometimes, open source project leaders can be seriously rude and elitist.  Ironically, the same projects beg for contributors “no matter the skill level or […]

Reducing Social Media “Noise” for Mashups and Data Mining

October 20, 2012

Last year, I published (with a group of 3 others) and presented a paper called “TwitterReporter.”  It described a method for identifying breaking news, in near real time, by processing the Twitter Streaming API. One of the most interesting sub-problems was that of the unique nature of social media content “noise”.  Especially with respect to […]