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The gravitational pull of information

Bob Boiko on why designers and programmers should converge around content.

Content creators, designers and programmers all speak slightly different languages. Bob Boiko believes that a focus on information — its structure and its delivery — can get everyone on the same page.

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Four short links: 8 September 2009 Four short links: 8 September 2009

Four short links: 8 September 2009

Mobile jQuery, API to Google Book Search, Open Learning, Popularity Algorithms

  1. jQTouch — jQuery library for mobile web app development. (via brian on Delicious)
  2. GData API to Google Book Search — search full text, get back metadata, modify “my library” collections, etc.
  3. Open and Free Courses at the CMU Open Learning Initiative — rather than just a lecture and handout dump, it has interactive exercises and questions to help you practice and figure out whether you’ve learned the subject. (via timoreilly on Twitter)
  4. How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You Can Be Proud Of — description and brief analysis for the popularity algorithms in Hacker News, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, and Linkibol. A basic collective intelligence technique that’s not obvious. (via Simon Willison)
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