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Twitter Lists as Tags

Posted in Uncategorized by squarecog on November 11, 2009

I created a toy script that is based on the idea that when people list twitter users in lists, they are implicitly tagging those users. Using the Twitter API, it’s dead simple to extract the lists a user belongs to, do a tiny bit of parsing, and visualize the tags in a word cloud. So I did it. Let me know what you think: TwitTags.
Wordle for Squarecog tags

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Presentation on Apache Pig at Pittsburgh Hadoop User Group

Posted in programming by squarecog on November 3, 2009

Ashutosh and I presented at the Pittsburgh Hadoop User Group on Apache Pig. The slide deck goes through a brief into to Pig Latin, then jumps into an explanation of the different join algorithms, and finishes up with some research ideas. A pretty wide-ranging talk, for a diverse audience.

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