Flocks, Herds, and Stories
Slides and text for my Web Science 2011 short paper on Flocks, Herds, and Stories: temporal coherence and the long tail are now available here. (Use a big window;. Click for next slide. Tested in Safari. Update: now works in Firefox, too. Adaptation for the Web was hasty; let me know about problems.)
Reminded us of what we might forget:
The Web is large and new, it flourishes,
It seems to go from strength to strength, and yet
We do not know how strong it really is.
We must remember that we still could wreck the web.
This is the paper that I delivered in verse. The text is embedded in the presentation.