Hello! I'm an undergraduate in computer science and media studies at #NCState University ('19). My goal is to help make meaningful information useful and accessible through new media studies, social computing, and computational social science.
Long-term I am working toward pursuing a PhD related to Information Science and/or Computer-Human Interaction. Still figuring out how to navigate this whole process, but I'm learning a lot along the way! #introduction
Free licenses actually can't make software completely free. Software can be protected not only by copyright, but also by trademarks, design rights and patents.
The perfect illustration is Tinder. Let me just show you IP protection of Tinder in US.
youtube-dl is one of my favorite pieces of community-maintained open-source software. Despite the name, now works on many sites – youtube, vimeo, even Twitter. You do "youtube-dl URL" and it figures out how to get you a local, offline copy of the video. https://youtube-dl.org/
"Twitter Got Hacked, Is Mastodon Immune?"
I imagine a similar vulnerability also exists on the instance level. Won't take down the whole system, but a malicious server administrator could compromise your account.
Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech
I think it might be a fun side project to build a simple front-end/host, but no need to reinvent the wheel if my exact use case already has a solution. A lot of what I have found so far seems designed for managing a personal library (i.e. to stream on your speaker or TV), rather than creators hosting their own works for public consumption.
This album is being slept on, but it's really good! Recommended if you like old-timey / country R&B music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tlvcTIUTyc
COVID-19 and PhD program selection.
Two of my PhD admissions visits have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Making what was already a tough decisions even harder!
Does anyone have experience with doing this kind of thing remotely? I don't want to disadvantage programs who made the sensible call to move everything virtual just on the basis of missing that physical connection.
After graduating in December, I'm currently waiting to hear back from PhD programs. Here's what I've been reading in the meantime: https://carlcolglazier.com/notes/reading-undergrad/
I also use the RSS feeds feature to see when new articles are published by journals (avoid email spam from them).
I use the 1, 2, 3 hotkeys for "high", "med", and "low" priority papers to streamline my reading.
I also have a "reading list" collection, with subcollections for each week to organize what papers to read
I research online communities and create computational social science tools.
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