Notes on extracting the JISC CETIS twitter follower network

As recently mentioned on Sheila’s work blog the way the @jisccetis twitter account is evolving. Up until recently this account was used as a broadcast channel, pushing out latest news to followers and not following back. This was balanced by members of staff having personal twitter accounts, engaging with the community. As with any community […]

Do you git it?: Open educational resources/practices meets software version control #ukoer

a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server That quote is taken from the Wikipedia entry for Git (software), the full quote is: In software development, Git (/ɡɪt/) is a distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) system with an emphasis on […]

What I’ve starred this month: March 28, 2012

Here’s some posts which have caught my attention this month: Klout Doesn’t Really Measure Influence [STUDY] – March 25, 2012 Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact – March 22, 2012 The State of Learning Analytics in 2012: A Review and Future Challenges | Publications | Knowledge Media Institute | The […]

Automatic translation of TAGS Twitter archives using Google Apps Script ‘Language’ services

A flare went up from Hamburg this morning from Tony Hirst who is at the Daten, Recherchen, Geschichten (2012) conference (#drg12) in Hamburg: Anyone know of twitter streaming search clients that run all tweets through language translation? — Tony Hirst (@psychemedia) March 24, 2012 Translating tweets is something I’ve dabbled with before as part of […]

Google Analytics rolling out social network activity streams: Paradata heaven?

Today in Capturing The Value Of Social Media Using Google Analytics Google announced some new features that will be appearing in Google Analytics. The post is mainly focused around ‘social value’ of defining and monitoring goals for getting people coming to your site from social networks to do something on your site (click a button, […]

Turning Google+ Search results into a RSS feed (for Google Reader)

In Using Google Reader to create a searchable archive of Twitter mentions Alan Cann commented: Subscribing to RSS feeds in Google Reader is my bog standard way of archiving Twitter feeds. Now to figure out how to get an RSS feed from a Google+ hashtag… Lets look at how it might be possible. So there’s […]

Fast-tracking feedback: Google Apps Script user interface training material [Release 2]

Note: This is a personal post made outwith my current employment at JISC CETIS Back in May 2011 Tony Hirst looked at the Visual UI Editor For Google Apps Script and commented that he thought before long I would have posted something about it. Well almost a year later here’s what I’ve got for you.  […]

Using Google Reader to create a searchable archive of Twitter mentions

My solution for extracting site activity data from Delicious isn’t going so well (their API is letting me down). Instead I thought I’d share how I use Google Reader to create a searchable archive of Twitter mentions. It’s not particularly a new trick and you’ll find a number of similar how-to’s so this post is […]

Tracking activity: Diigo site bookmark activity data in a Google Spreadsheet (who is saving your stuff)

Recently I’ve been interested in tracking activity around resources. This comes off the back of the OER Visualisation project where I started looking at social share data around educational resources, the beginnings of a PostRank style RSS social engagement tracker, and more recently Using Google Spreadsheets to combine Twitter and Google Analytics data to find […]

Importing live SPARQL data into MS Excel … don’t go there

Recently I wanted to import some linked data into Excel 2010 to experiment with the free PowerPivot plugin. I came across PowerPivot via a post by Ann Smarty HOW TO: Search Twitter from Google Spreadsheets and Excel and it looked like potentially a good way to quickly dashboard a spreadsheet. The ‘Analytics for Twitter’ template […]

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