Klout is a service that purports to measure your influence across social media channels. The purpose of this post is not to render judgement on that concept but rather to show how to opt out. It was not a terribly intuitive process so I thought others might be interested in how to go about it.
Well that was quick. Twitter will be fixing the previously mentioned error in their GeoJSON X/Y ordering in version 2 of the Twitter API. It’s great to see such a quick acknowledgement and response.
Sean Gillies pointed out on Twitter today that the GeoJSON output of coordinates from Twitter’s just-released geolocation capability is wrong. Sean is one of the authors of the spec so, when I saw his tweet, I took notice. According to the Twitter documentation: The XML response uses GeoRSS to encode the latitude and longitude. encodes … Read more
This past weekend, NFL Sunday to be specific, I was the victim of a TV/internet outage due to a mistake made by a technician while they did some work at the junction box shared by my next-door neighbor and I. As a result, I was unable to watch my beloved Washington NFL franchise hobble to another almost-loss so I had to find another way to keep tabs on the game. Since my internet service was also down, that left me with my BlackBerry Tour as my sole means of connectivity.
I initially started off on the ESPN site, trying to keep track of the action. Finding this unsatisfactory, I switched to MSNBC with the auto-refresh set to 30 seconds. I quickly realized that the information I was getting was woefully behind and quite inadequate. Then I had a different idea.
Ryan Sarver announced today the availability of a geolocation API for Twitter. It even supports GeoRSS and GeoJSON. This could be a potentially significant new step for Twitter. It looks like the API will be opened to platform developers first everyone (see here). Tying in location to the near-real-time nature of the Twitter timeline opens … Read more
After being involved with zigGIS for a couple of years now, I’m excited that Paolo Corti is going to be visiting the States next week and that Abe and I will finally get to meet him (and vice versa). The three of us will be meeting at the Lolita Bar in New York City at … Read more
Update: “The GIS Forum” mentioned here is no longer online. If you haven’t seen Allan Laframboise’s excellent presentation from the DevSummit on the GeoWeb Community, I highly encourage you to check it out. It includes some poll results with very surprising data about the use of social media (or lack thereof) by GIS developers. One … Read more
Work has a funny way of intruding on blogging. I’ve been writing a LOT of proposals lately. The funny part is that so have a lot of others that I know. Federal, state, local…they seem to have gotten their budgets all at the same time. There are worse problems to have. During this period (which … Read more