The PageRank 100 Incident

PageRank 100. Apparently, his little blog achieved a PageRank of 100. And after a coffee, Josh realized what this must mean. He called up one of his friends, a search engine affiniciado who took computer class. Matt arrived quickly, because he too never saw anything like this, and equally quickly Matt checked the rankings for some words Josh wrote in his blog. He mentioned “dinner”, and boom, his site popped…

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Handwriting Analysis and Fortune Telling

Handwriting Analysis and Fortune Telling Yesterday I was at St. Vincent College’s “Earth Day,” where a man named Dennis collected handwriting samples and offered a personality reading. I let him go through his schtick — which included all sorts of affirming things like I am a resource person for too many people, I’ve either had a financial opportunity recently or I will soon, and I’ve recently been having some kind…

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Discovering Metrics for Evaluating an Academic Weblog Community [First Draft of CCCC 2005 Proposal]

Speaker #n will present a statistical analysis of the activity on a student weblog community in order to identify possible correlations which may advance our understanding of the pedagogical value of weblogs. The community is a group of personal blogs, all hosted on the same server and sponsored by the university. Activity on the site will be monitored during the summer break, during which all students will have the ability…