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Doris Le Bot: Creating digital creatures from real-time tweets #ArtTuesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/02/17/doris-le-bot-creating-digital-creatures-from-real-time-tweets-arttuesday/

Commissioned by BRIGHT for Twitter France, Doris Le Bot creates unique digital creatures from real-time tweets, born from various properties of the users’ Twitter profile.
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great advice
 
I live by this credo
Fantastic tip by Jay Maisel, worth paying attention to:
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Riva del Garda. View from the ISWC 2014 conference venue :)
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Watch our new videos and get a chance to win a Synology DiskStation! 
 
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MH17 was downed by a BUK launched by Russians operating near Shnizne

They don't say this lightly. They worked on this for a long time. They went over a lot of evidence, interviewed a lot of local people and present their findings including a lot of detail. Correct!v, Algemeen Dagblad and Der Spiegel are convinced:

"MH17 was downed by a ground-launched BUK missile – launched by a unit of the 53rd Russian Air Defense Brigade from Kursk."

"There is no doubt: on the afternoon of July 17th 2014 a BUK took position in the little mining town of Snizhne, a territory controlled by Russian separatists."

"There is little doubt: it was the 53rd Russian air defense brigade from Kursk that took position in Snizhne in eastern Ukraine on that fateful afternoon."

"The man hesitates. Then he starts to talk: “They shot it down. The missile flew from here. We saw it, as it flew.”

"To recap: After the destruction of MH17, a BUK launch pad that was missing one missile drove from Snizhne towards the Russian border."

Via +Andrew Cathrow and +SPIEGEL ONLINE

English:
https://mh17.correctiv.org/english/

Russian:
https://mh17.correctiv.org/mh17-hauptgeschichte-russian/

German:
https://mh17.correctiv.org/
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When we publicly launched Freebase back in 2007, we thought of it as a "Wikipedia for structured data." So it shouldn't be surprising that we've been closely watching the Wikimedia Foundation's project Wikidata[1] since it launched about two years ago. We believe strongly in a robust community-driven effort to collect and curate structured knowledge about the world, but we now think we can serve that goal best by supporting Wikidata -- they’re growing fast, have an active community, and are better-suited to lead an open collaborative knowledge base.

So we've decided to help transfer the data in Freebase to Wikidata, and in mid-2015 we’ll wind down the Freebase service as a standalone project. Freebase has also supported developer access to the data, so before we retire it, we’ll launch a new API for entity search powered by Google's Knowledge Graph.

Loading Freebase into Wikidata as-is wouldn't meet the Wikidata community's guidelines for citation and sourcing of facts -- while a significant portion of the facts in Freebase came from Wikipedia itself, those facts were attributed to Wikipedia and not the actual original non-Wikipedia sources. So we’ll be launching a tool for Wikidata community members to match Freebase assertions to potential citations from either Google Search or our Knowledge Vault[2], so these individual facts can then be properly loaded to Wikidata. 

We believe this is the best first step we can take toward becoming a constructive participant in the Wikidata community, but we’ll look to continually evolve our role to support the goal of a comprehensive open database of common knowledge that anyone can use.

Here are the important dates to know:

Before the end of March 2015
- We’ll launch a Wikidata import review tool
- We’ll announce a transition plan for the Freebase Search API & Suggest Widget to a Knowledge Graph-based solution

March 31, 2015
- Freebase as a service will become read-only
- The website will no longer accept edits 
- We’ll retire the MQL write API

June 30, 2015
- We’ll retire the Freebase website and APIs[3]
- The last Freebase data dump will remain available, but developers should check out the Wikidata dump[4]

The Knowledge Graph team at Google

[1] http://wikidata.org
[2] http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~nlao/publication/2014.kdd.pdf
[3] https://developers.google.com/freebase/v1/
[4] http://dumps.wikimedia.org/wikidatawiki/
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An introduction to JSON-LD by +Manu Sporny 

For those of you living in a time zone that makes watching this G+ event - live - possible, clear your schedule right now!

And for those unfortunate, like I, who aren't able to participate in the event, remember you can always watch it afterwards.

Just make sure you do because +Manu Sporny himself will be presenting it. How sweet is that.   :)
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What happens when you dissect an android.
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"You can dynamically inject JSON-LD specifications on your pages using Google Tag Manager"

So says +Simo Ahava in this post before ... he shows you how to do it! :)

Molto bene!

#structureddata   #jsonld   #schemaorg   #googletagmanager  
Use Google Tag Manager to enrich your site's SERP results, by injecting Structured Data directly into the page.
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a glimpse of "democracy" in Putin's Russia
Alexey Navalny, second from the right, and his brother Oleg, are led into a courtroom cage at their December 30th sentencing. Credit Photograph by Pavel Golovkin/AP
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+Natalka Poltavka who killed the 20 year old soccer player and why i have not herd of any arrest ?
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The foundations on which Vladimir Putin built his 15 years in charge of Russia are giving way.
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