Joining the Indie Web, One Step at a Time | Tracy Durnell

Bookmarked Joining the Indie Web, One Step at a Time by Tracy DurnellTracy Durnell (Cascadia Inspired)
There are lots of things to be excited about in joining the Indie Web, like supporting a more human-centered version of the web and connecting better with others across the web. Joining the Indie Web involves a few steps to … Continue reading →
Bookmarked Please be patient - This Page is Under Construction! (textfiles.com)
This small collection was saved from the rapidly dying Geocities, which Archive Team is working desperately to save for a historical archive. Please consider visit our site and helping us with collecting, education, and writing.
Bookmarked A.N. Lucas's 88x31 button Collection (anlucas.neocities.org)
Here is a collection of more than 700 88x31 web buttons from the 1990's and 2000's, including the famous "Netscape NOW" and "Internet Explorer" buttons as well as various other buttons for websites of past and present. All were rescued from a now defunct http://harrypagerubbish.webs.com/buttons just before it disappeared without warning. These buttons are an historic example of advertising in the earlier days of the World Wide Web. Enjoy these buttons and use them to your liking.
Bookmarked Generalized Word Shift Graphs: A Method for Visualizing and Explaining Pairwise Comparisons Between Texts (arXiv.org)
A common task in computational text analyses is to quantify how two corpora differ according to a measurement like word frequency, sentiment, or information content. However, collapsing the texts' rich stories into a single number is often conceptually perilous, and it is difficult to confidently interpret interesting or unexpected textual patterns without looming concerns about data artifacts or measurement validity. To better capture fine-grained differences between texts, we introduce generalized word shift graphs, visualizations which yield a meaningful and interpretable summary of how individual words contribute to the variation between two texts for any measure that can be formulated as a weighted average. We show that this framework naturally encompasses many of the most commonly used approaches for comparing texts, including relative frequencies, dictionary scores, and entropy-based measures like the Kullback-Leibler and Jensen-Shannon divergences. Through several case studies, we demonstrate how generalized word shift graphs can be flexibly applied across domains for diagnostic investigation, hypothesis generation, and substantive interpretation. By providing a detailed lens into textual shifts between corpora, generalized word shift graphs help computational social scientists, digital humanists, and other text analysis practitioners fashion more robust scientific narratives.
Bookmarked Glitch project for creating photo quotes by Kevin Marks (real-stop.glitch.me)
Similar to http://pngwriter.com/ and potentially for using in subtweeting, submentioning, or Voldemorting websites and people in social media.