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Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

Reading on WoodWind.xyz and sharing from it using your own blog: love #indieweb !

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Been busy on https://armada.digital/en lately so when I logged in to my woodwind.xyz account, using my own website to login I was impressed to notice not only I could intereact with the content of my subscriptions (like, reply, fav) but I was also able to comment (using my own site to host the comment thanks to micropub) but most of all I could POSSE or syndicate my comment to the social media profile I wanted without leaving the Woodwind interface : this in short is a dream come true for me, it means I can read content I subscribe in one place and use my own site as a pilot to push my interactions to other silo's (think facebook, twitter or more open mastodon) while hosting the reply on my own website !! 

I'm trully amazed but maybe you think this all sounds like very complicated, so let me link to a few examples : 

This is Woodwind interface, it shows a post from Jeremy Keith at adaction.com 

I commented from Woodwind but thanks to Micropub, I self-host my comments : 

Link : https://www.rmendes.net/2017/just-another-test-from-woodwindxyz-can-i-comment-from-woodwind

Thanks to Webmentions these self-hosted comments are also displayed on Adaction.com blog post : 
https://adactio.com/links/12608

This is amazing, not sure people realize how much amazing it is in fact !

it means indieweb principles, ideas are every day one step closer to become a unified "put it in practice" approach to build interactions on the openweb between differents website/indentities while still being able to push these interactions where one's want them to go (mastodon, twitter, facebook) and still be part of global conversation while retaining ownership of data produced. 

All of this is possible thanks to amazing people in different communities cooperating together to build step by step another vision of the social web, a vision where People are in the center of interactions and have control on the content they produce while still dancing with other platforms or closed platforms; this is huge !

Meet the IndieWeb peeps on IRC on Freenode, visit https://www.indieweb.org !

Ricardo Mendes

The Brussels Civic Data Hack: Episode 1 #civictech #digityser #dataviz

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The Brussels Civic Data Hack: Episode 1

Why

Like nearly everywhere in Europe, Belgium is undergoing a crisis of trust between citizens and their legitimate institutions. Brussels and Wallonia, in particular, are having a bad year.
Scandals, corruption, lack of ability for the political parties to clean up their rank is pushing toward a narrative where the whole PS is corrupt for example, when in fact depending on the scandal, take for instance, CDH and MR are part of this system, even though PS is taking most of the heat thanks to the fact that it was in power in the last 25 years or so.

What if we could precisely visualise the data and spot possible conflict interests between institutions, public services, private business and political parties ?

What if we could explain the problem of the accumulation of mandates and their possible conflict of interest through some state of the art visualisation that can help anyone, without any related skill to form his own opinion on these issues ?

We believe we, ordinary citizens, can help. We wish to help by using data, open data in particular, to investigate problems for ourselves, and share our results with our fellow citizens so that they can used to draw factual stories about these scandals allowing citizens to have a better perception of the issues at stake hence able to make better choice in the next electoral round (2018-2019).

What

We wish to organise a small event called a civic hackathon. Everybody interested in a civic use of data and data science is welcome, without exception and with no skill requirements. It’s about gathering under one roof to work with data with a civic purpose in mind. It could be anything: applications tracking parliament activities; crunching and visualisation of societally relevant datasets; dreaming up infographics that would make a complex issue more accessible, and so on.

There is already a open-data movement in Belgium and civil society initiatives like Cumuleo to track mandates and maintain these information in the public sphere. We do not want to reinvent the wheel, so we want to invite you all and see what we can do together.

How

We envision two steps. In step 1, we gather together for a few hours to hash out some possible projects to develop in the hackathon proper: we make sure each project has the data it needs and a skeletal crew with all the skills to pull it off.

In step 2, two weeks or so later, we take one or two full days to actually develop projects.

The results of the different projects are presented to the whole group at the end of step 2. All code is released as open source. Processed data are published as open data wherever the license of the primary data allows it.

Who

Absolutely everyone is welcome. All you need to take part in a civic hackathon is a passion for all things civic. Every skill is needed. Among them (but there are others) are: software development, statistics, math, journalism, law, design, communication, storytelling. Female and minority participants (however you want to define “minority”) are particularly welcome.

We are Ricardoand Alberto. We commit to working the hardest, but welcome any help anyone can offer.

When

September?

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

Gif or Jif ? "The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations," - are you sure ?

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Gif or Jif ? "The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations," 

"They are wrong. It is a soft 'G,' pronounced 'jif.' End of story." said its inventor. 

damned I always say GIF with a hard G !

 

 

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

How to Watch the 2017 Presidential #Inauguration Online

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Trump DayOne

First events before the actual thing start around 15h30 Belgian local time, swearing around 18h and so on
details of the full schedule in FR or EN.

Pick your flavour of Official accounts for the Inauguration : 

Inauguration Hashtags on Twitter :

Inauguration

Dems not attending :

InaugurationBoycott

Those Boycotting Trump :

BoycottTrump

Hashtag that emerged after Trump winning the election : 

TheResistance

One the biggest if the biggest Women protest march ever in the US ?

WomensMarch

WomensMarchOnWashington

DisruptJ20

NotMyPresident

Videos : 

Twittter videos 

Livestream  :

Livestream for the 2017

State Media : 

https://www.58pic2017.org/

https://www.inaugural.senate.gov/

Public Media :

Twitter + PBS https://twitter.com/i/live/807346862592139264

Politico US http://www.politico.com/livestream1

Euronews http://fr.euronews.com/live

Reuters Live

CBS Live http://www.cbsnews.com/live/?ftag=CNMdaef904

Trump Media : 

Live now : https://youtu.be/Xndpyx4069k (19/01/2016)

pro Trump inauguration feed

other coverage :

Democracy Now!

RT America

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