Anonymous Tweets, Treasure Trove of Language Analysis and Location Sharing

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Stuff and ThingsAlso known as random stuff I found interesting recently.

Whisperly let’s you anonymously tweet. Just send a DM to the Whisperly account, and it’ll get tweeted out anonymously. I suppose you could have fun with it, proclaim your secret admiration for someone, or you could just plain be mean. Like anything, it’s up to the users. I can’t help but assume that the DM messages, would mean that there would definitely be some accountability built in. Whisperly, and , would still know who sent the DM, right?

Almost the entire collection of Reddit , 1.65 billion of them, are available in an archive. – I know those of us working in the space how long desired something other than the Enron dataset to use for , demonstrations, testing, etc. I do not think this is that, it’s not really comparable to typical eDiscovery datasets. However, I could see some language algorithms used in predictive coding, contextual searching, etc. making good use of this much text, especially communication between users, being available.

Glympse, which I had not heard about until I saw a mention of Dave Winer being a fan on Doc Searls blog, is a service that lets you share real-time location information with just specific people for a set period of time. Giving them a glimpse, if you will of your whereabouts. That’s a really interesting idea, could it be used in place of texting while driving to let someone know you’re stuck in traffic or running late? I could see that. I could see myself using it in some situations, driving home from the in Portland, for example, which is always a mystery in terms of how much traffic you’ll get into. I’m looking forward to testing it out soon!

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