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Radar is now on Google+ (officially this time)

Radar is now on Google+ (officially this time)

O'Reilly Radar is extending coverage through Google+.

We've got big ideas for Radar's new Google+ page. For starters, we see it as a two-way channel, an experimentation hub, and a place to surface intriguing content.

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Wrap-up from FLOSS Manuals book sprint at Google

Mixtures of grassroots content generation and unique expertise have existed, and more models will be found. Understanding the points of commonality between the systems will help us develop such models.

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FLOSS Manuals books published after three-day sprint

Joining the pilgrimage that all institutions are making toward wider data use, FLOSS Manuals is exposing more and more of the writing process.

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Day two of FLOSS Manuals book sprint at Google Summer of Code summit

As a relatively conventional book, the KDE manual was probably a little easier to write (but also probably less fun) than the more high-level approaches taken by some other teams that were trying to demonstrate to potential customers that their projects were worth adopting.

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Day one of FLOSS Manuals book sprint at Google Summer of Code summit

Four teams at Google launched into endeavors that will lead, less than 72 hours from now, to complete books on four open source projects.

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FLOSS Manuals sprint starts at Google Summer of Code summit

Four free software projects have each sent three to five volunteers to write books about the projects this week. Along the way we'll all learn about the group writing process and the particular use of book sprints to make documentation for free software.

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Top Stories: September 19-23, 2011

Top Stories: September 19-23, 2011

True data over big data, community building through data, and the choreography of digital design.

This week on O'Reilly: Alistair Croll explained why true data is more important than big data, we looked at how BuzzData is building community around datasets, and Liza Daly explained the connection between digital content and choreography.

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The future of community

Jono Bacon says the community renaissance has just begun.

We're at the beginning of a community renaissance, says Jono Bacon, and we're soon going to see a repeatable body of knowledge that will allow us to push communities forward.

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OSCON subcultures

Fun observations about the Open Source convention, and a few comments on the Community Leadership Summit

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Visualization of the Week: Mobile data redraws the map

Visualization of the Week: Mobile data redraws the map

SMS and mobile data reveal communication communities — some new, some old.

Researchers are looking at mobile phone data to see if our relationships and communications are restricted by geographic boundaries.

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