Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

Hamburg, Germany

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @tomayac ever

March 2014

Enlightening read on @tumblr research by @YahooLabs researchers: arxiv.org/pdf/1403.5206v… [PDF]. Turns out some of my prejudices were wrong.

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~RT @YahooLabs: Article from @techreview on new @tumblr research: techre.vu/P8vtyM // My perception of Tumblr: xkcd.com/1025/

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“While there’re many platforms, research focuses [too much] on ”-@zeynepparxiv.org/abs/1403.7400T (via@arkaitzz)

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@moustaki Wow, thanks for the RT. Hadn’t seen this :-)

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motherboard Algorithms aren’t only writing stories; they’re breaking them: bit.ly/QnFRDX

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@jeffposnick (The YT code’s out-commented.) Share your code? With apiblog.youtube.com/2010/07/new-wa…, how can you get access to the <video> in <iframe>?

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Have been playing w/ : hypervideo.herokuapp.com (“View Page Source”, then “Inspect Element”). Great technology!

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Some unrelated Facebook photos in recent galleries of @mediagalleries were caused by FB’s non-existent phrase search: support.gnip.com/sources/facebo…

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The Evolution of Automated Stories technologyreview.com/view/525911/th… My work on @mediagalleries in the MIT @techreview!

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twitter Photos are getting more social. We’re unveiling two new features: photo tagging & adding up to 4 photos per Tweet: blog.twitter.com/2014/photos-ju…

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Knowledge Base Completion via Search-Based Question Answering by West et al. static.googleusercontent.com/media/research… [PDF]

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@mparramon Yeah, this paper and demo triggered the interest of some news media :-)

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@LeonDerczynski BLP = en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia…. IMHO looks like a smear campaign :-( It’s 2012 “news” after all.

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wsREST The workshop program is now online: ws-rest.org/2014/program

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The @EFF on @GettyImages’ move allowing to use their images for “free” (free cost, but not free use): eff.org/deeplinks/2014….

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sympapadopoulos program is just out, featuring keynotes by @Benoit_Huet and @fnack and 8 papers. See you at @ICMR2014 ! sites.google.com/site/socialmul…

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@prushforth @RubenVerborgh You may follow the thread from here lists.w3.org/Archives/Publi…, this should shine some light on the tweet.

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Best(!) explanation of yet: @RubenVerborgh: [Remove search box on Google] “Everybody knows you just need to type in /?q=query”.

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ph_singer Computing Semantic Relatedness from Human Navigational Paths: A Case Study on Wikipedia (IJSWIS Journal) philippsinger.info/ijswis_semanti…

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~RT @GoogleCR: [B]ei @GoogleDE & arbeiten daran, besser auf Katastrophen [zu reagieren] > I’m learning to use google.org/crisisresponse… for DE!

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@mrowebot Yeah, also loving the raw, honest look :-)

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, you can still use w/ Google’s DNS servers 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4. Propagate: pic.twitter.com/8p7x9ZwE2i (via @paulmasonnews @kwelle)

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The evolution of in only two years: pic.twitter.com/NgCl69fSo7 (via @frischkopp)

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mattcutts Ed Snowden spoke (virtually) at . His video: on.ted.com/a0531 and the NSA response: on.ted.com/c04vd

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amasad when I said PHP wasn’t so bad at facebook, this is what I meant code.facebook.com/posts/26454483…

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Somehow v33+ broke the / slide deck print feature: code.google.com/p/io-2012-slid…. Working in Safari. // CC: @ebidel @Paul_Kinlan

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bkeegan “Telling Breaking News Stories from Wikipedia with Social Multimedia.” cc @WikiResearch feedly.com/e/NvCFbUlF

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My Twitter bots @WikiLiveMon & @mediagalleries are now running on the same Node.js instance→Less traffic for the API. Winning.

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@DocXavi Thanks :-) With Kim (Gabarro) we had briefly considered you for the committee, but too many UPC members already, so never mind.

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Paper on ’s “human-level” face recognition algorithm by Taigman et al.: facebook.com/download/38828… [PDF]

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Telling Stories from w/ Social Multimedia: A Case Study of on arXiv arxiv.org/abs/1403.4289 @WikiResearch

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The Parable of Google Flu: Traps in Analysis, paper by Lazer et al. on predictions: uvm.edu/~cdanfort/csc-… [PDF]

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jos_tweets Just set this up - nice and fresh! fplus.me/p/67AV pic.twitter.com/0oyAB4TFHl

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MonsieurAZ Registration open to the Web Intelligence Summer School on the Web of Data. ow.ly/upFl0

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There’s now a “”, unacknowledged by most nations: twitter.com/mediagalleries… (via @WikiLiveMon @mediagalleries)

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All Apple would need to do is allow people to disable itmss: protocol handling on iOS. @pschiller, please? control.kochava.com/v1/cpi/click?c… (ad!)

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Debug ad crap flow: use (online) cURL (hurl.it), set iOS User-Agent (webapps-online.com/online-tools/u…), GET mob.tictacti.com/dynamic.player…

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This custom URL scheme hijacking crap that auto-opens the App Store has to STOP: mob.tictacti.com/dynamic.player… (real ad(!), opens App Store)

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@_tomchristie Fair enough ;-) The server was simply the last thing I looked at when debugging… Still banging my head ;-)

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’s built-in SimpleHTTPServer (“python -m SimpleHTTPServer”) doesn’t support byte range reqs, so video seeking won’t work.

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’s gone now, but the code’s still on github.com/popcorn-time/p…. Apparently subapi.com is the central point of failure.

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Excellent set of and hints from the good folks over at @heroku: blog.heroku.com/archives/2014/…

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Both @WikiLiveMon and @mediagalleries Twitter bots will be down over the weekend due to a server move; wikipedia-irc.herokuapp.com unaffected.

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profiling w/ Agent npmjs.org/package/webkit… and npmjs.org/package/webkit… WebKit DevTools Agent Frontend. Impressed.

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timbray Grmf. JSON isn’t actually a subset of JavaScript. timelessrepo.com/json-isnt-a-ja…

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mathias Opera 20 disables support for CSP 1.1 paths, to prevent most of @homakov’s cross-domain info leak attacks: blogs.opera.com/security/2014/…

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@tcurdt Did you manage to download it?

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@rtroncy Thanks. However, I guess I won’t make it to Crete.

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Finally got a date for the public defense of : 2014-05-20 (xkcd.com/1179/ style) in Barcelona UPC Campus, details tbd.

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@PFCdgayo to the rescue ;-) “Described system didn’t change the Web. Reject.” twitter.com/tomayac/status…

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We’re hiring for Sales-Engineer-type at —or less attractive pitch: be my colleaguegoogle.com/about/careers/…X

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@rtroncy Check the last paragraph of chr13.com/2014/03/10/usi…, engineers are already looking at it. Thanks for the pointer, though!

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@RubenVerborgh @moustaki Was more aiming at cache expiry… Given today’s mostly static data sources, but then, there’live.dbpedia.orgl0

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@RubenVerborgh Great remark, @moustaki! @RubenVerborgh, any insights/recommendations in/for the caching strategy (in-memory & HTTP)?

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The current gallery pic.twitter.com/I7C2wozTF1 of @mediagalleries for en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_… is a quite representative mix of sources.

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Finally has a proper reference (and overview) publication: korrekt.org/papers/Wikidat… [PDF] by @vrandezo and @ma_kr.

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.@RubenVerborgh: “Towards Web-scale Web querying”: why is n’t the answer & how @LDFragments changes this.
ruben.verborgh.org/blog/2014/03/1…

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! rumored to buy @SindiceTech: independent.ie/business/irish…. If true, huge success for the team! (via @ericaxel)

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lucas_gonze This post mortem on the Persona project is smart and useful: wiki.mozilla.org/Identity/Perso…

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.@DHTMLConf <a href=”#” onclick=”javascript:document.write(‘Looks like was all about screens’);”>Click</a> twitpic.com/dxoa6p

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philbarker Oh look, YouTube video pages have microdata. Have I been missing that for long? google.com/webmasters/too… pic.twitter.com/YUAeunpTx0

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@jospang I’m co-running @wsREST and have a paper at . I might still stop by at SNOW2014… See you in Seoul!

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@jospang SNOW2014 looks like one of the more interesting workshops! Reg. travel, I’m flying via Helsinki w/ Finnair. @RevealEU: great blog!

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timbray IETF revised the JSON spec. There’s actually some useful stuff in the new RFC7159: tbray.org/ongoing/When/2…

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@jospang Reading your Twitter bio (“Media Man”), know my latest project @mediagalleries? Based on breaking news candidates via @WikiLiveMon.

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@jospang Yepp, will be there :-) See you in Seoul, Gangnam style!

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Someone tried to reverse-engineer ranking factors in Google Scholar, calling it Academic (): beel.org/files/papers/2… (via @kwelle)

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If I were in charge of @Yahoo!’s PR or if I was @marissamayer, I’d keep the ‘!’, but kill the . But I’m neither.

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team have made avail. a -based corpus of Web tables of mostly tabular data (not layout) webdatacommons.org/webtables/

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@BarnabyWalters Confusing mix of “&;\n” in content.html and “\r\n” in content.value. Looks weird, but /me not an XML expert. May be good.

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@BarnabyWalters Ah, found it. Parser’s correct, the sample isn’t :-) Search for <article class=”h-entry>, note the missing “. Fixed & works!

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The @AtomEditor invite is gone. (Sorry @renepickhardt, it said DM email, repo doesn’t serve. Just request one here atom.io).

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I have a spare @AtomEditor invitation. Atom (atom.io) is ’s new text editor. DM me your email if you want the invite.

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jteevan I’ve written a lot about attending conferences with kids. But I can also argue in favor of conferencing alone: slowsearching.blogspot.com/2014/03/attend…

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! to stop user access of services w/ & IDs: reuters.com/article/2014/0…. @marissamayer’s next big move: .

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googleresearch Call for Participation: Entity Recognition and Disambiguation Challenge! Learn how you can participate at goo.gl/MfEfVi

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as a Time Machine—Overview paper on time-aware Wikipedia IR by@stewhirr et al.stewh.com/wp-content/upl…E@WikiResearchh

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@dret Restructured? Fsck :( Unsure if helpful, but google.com/about/jobs/sea… (ping me). Return to academia hard? Probably. No @wsREST? Bummer.

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@dret Funemployment? No more EMC Corporation? Back to academia? Or just a vacation? Will you attend @wsREST?

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@dvanliere Looking at the recent convos on analytics@[…], it looks like the realtime page views API has fallen off the prio list?! Correct?

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Large-scale IP geolocation w/ Google BigQuery based on the CC-licensed GeoLite City tables from MaxMind: googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2014/03/geoip-…

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Hit by “Your system has run out of application memory” issue on : google.com/search?q=%22yo…, discussions.apple.com/thread/5474263… :-(

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@informor @MrGreenH OK, still great. Now all I need is a business reason to get me to New York ;-) Thanks for the invitation.

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@rtroncy Yay! I was monitoring @MrGreenH’s GitHub repo, so I knew what they were up to ;-) Looking forward to meeting the @seenco folk(s?).

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Before , paper at workshop Telling Stories from w/ Social Multimedia: @mediagalleries.

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Awaiting : poster on Bots vs. Wikipedians in track, paper on Weaving the Web(VTT) of Data in & co-running @wsREST!

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RubenVerborgh Awesome! All three papers I worked on accepted. Stay tuned for more :-)
thx @tomayac, @natadimou, @Miel_vds, @pietercolpaert!

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@abursuc Congratulations! Enjoy the new challenges coming with !

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~RT @bkeegan: A writeup of my analysis and thoughts about whether can predict wins: brianckeegan.com/2014/03/does-w… // Great post!

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@rtroncy We are on it. Again, it’s mostly a confidence problem and it’s rather complex for a tweet ;-)

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@rtroncy The biggest issue here is confidence. You don’t want to report people dead to $Google_Users_Count until you’re absolutely certain…

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is a proposed extension to that brings enhancements to its syntax json5.org (via @dret, @mnot) // Make it so!

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@ReaderMeter Looking at what dominates @mediagalleries and @WikiLiveMon, I can only back your observations regarding .

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in making fun of the Spanish crisis—escape of the nation’s brightest brainspic.twitter.com/zKyaxEulfHH :( via@rogerforcadaa

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