Four short links: 11 June 2009

Trends, Graffiti, Games, and Streaming Video

  1. Trending Topics — full source code for trendingtopics.org, Wikipedia trend analysis. Rails app running on the Cloudera Hadoop Distribution on EC2. (via mattb on Delicious)
  2. Graffiti from Pompeii — I can’t help but read these as Tweets. Herculaneum (on the exterior wall of a house); 10619: Apollinaris, the doctor of the emperor Titus, defecated well here (see also olde style Twitter) (via OvidPerl on Twitter)
  3. Online Games Dominate Beijing Startonomics — presentations from sessions on Chinese game business at Startonomics conference. Though there are many differences between the US and China games market, the one that stands out most is China’s ability to massively monetize games. Tencent, a leading Chinese web portal, social network and game developer, famously announced revenue of over $1 billion earlier this year, much of it coming from their avatar service. (via TinaTranT on Twitter)
  4. Ustream’s Audience for Apple iPhone Announcement Greater Than Cable News — Ustream is amazing, you can take a consumer handycam and video broadcast live to a greater audience than many TV shows get.
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  • Nat,

    Glad you liked trendingtopics.org, a tutorial on building the app will be posted soon on the Cloudera Blog. News travels fast, haven’t even turned on the daily updates yet…

    -Pete