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Merry Sunday (in NA)!

 There's a significant collection of bug fixes for metamaps.cc today. The highlights are
- Embedded links are displaying as they should once again
- Firefox compatibility issues resolved
- And the introduction of limiting deletion of topics and synapses to just the person that created them

But check out the full list if you're curious whether something you've experienced has been fixed. 
http://devlog.metamaps.cc/post/109815801273/bug-fixes-feb-1

As always, if you've got bugs that we haven't, use the feedback tab to send them in so that they get dealt with, OR, if you're feeling code-y get into github and submit a pull request with a fix! We'd like the development of metamaps to be a community effort.
https://github.com/metamaps/metamaps_gen002/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md
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Been busy with day job, but good. Yes I intend to expand that metamap.
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Guh, sometimes I feel like this. 
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this is me
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There's a large nebulous back story to how the Metamaps platform of today emerged, and I've taken a little stab at a small piece of it in my latest blog post. Sometimes one of the best ways to explain something can be by explaining the things surrounding it. Would love to hear if it points you in any interesting directions.
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KeyLines is quite an advanced tool in the domain of network visualization. They've been producing some good content too, this piece is warning about different possible pitfalls doing network visualization. 
*too much data
*counter-intuitive design
*don't do 3D, not yet
*too much metadata
*over-animating

I guess we'll be watching out for these dangers in our ongoing development!
The top five mistakes developers make when designing web-based network visualization applications with KeyLines
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"too much metadata" - hardly! It's all about how you look at it ;)
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I love what I see in this group so far! These concepts deeply excite me, and I'm currently a developer on a project, metamaps.cc, that aims to create some infrastructure for collective intelligence to emerge :)
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Welcome Connor, great to see you here. 
Metamaps Overview with Connor
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Matching outer complexity with inner clarity.

"The challenge, then, is to turn our attention inwards, sift through all our questions, ideas, instincts, and intuitions, and get clearer within ourselves about what matters most."

http://www.fastcompany.com/3041012/how-to-tackle-a-complex-issue-in-90-minutes

For me, lately, I've really been enjoying using metamaps as a tool for helping me work on that inner clarity.
This ingenious exercise can help your team confront several of the greatest challenges that organizations struggle with today.
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In London, the ever-mindful and generative +George Pór and company are organizing some meetups that I'm glad to see happening. This one is called Shared Mindfulness and the Commons. Even if you're not in London, take a look, because I hope that in North America this kind of meetup is also the next steps for those involved in Occupy and other social change movements here. As usual, Europe is ahead of the curve. 
http://www.meetup.com/School-of-Commoning-Events/events/201604352/
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I have live with this awareness and consciousness from an early age.    Thankful to my parents and very selected alliances.
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Some background and context for the emergence of metamaps, from my side of the experience. 
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My plan is to start writing up some of my own adventures with the work we've been doing on Metamaps on my blog in the next little while, here's a first one. Just kind of introductory to me personally more so than the project, but a lot of what I post there will be about that so I hope you'll follow along. 

First time in a while I've posted here in the community I think, long overdue. Looking forward to connecting with all and any of you!
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Hi Daniel, I'll check it out!
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Hilarious :) reflecting in amazement on ELL last summer. all these amazing people in one place. 
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Doing this interview recently here at Black Mountain SOLE ended up being a pretty nice overview of my story, process, and thinking. I'm grateful to Zack Jones for setting this up, I hope that you enjoy and are maybe even inspired. (17 minute video)
This week’s SOLEmate Spotlight is Connor Turland. Connor has been working on a project called Metamaps for a few months here and will be leaving this week to head to the west coast to be closer to others doing work on the [...]
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    lead developer, 2012 - present
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