Interesting observation about the possible "end of the conference era" https://marco.org/2018/01/17/end-of-conference-era
I wonder if this trend might be applying to vis conferences as well?
In case you're interested how the auto-detection of colorblind issues in Datawrapper works, I wrote it all down in an interactive blog post https://www.vis4.net/blog/2018/02/automate-colorblind-checking/ https://vis.social/media/JoiAHRvIu0BvxK8Mu8o https://vis.social/media/Jv8iNeTpJVhIjulb_Os
New blog post! Does mastodon parse twitter meta tags? We'll see. Advice to the newish programmer: https://macwright.org/2018/02/08/advice-to-the-newish-programmer.html
Just published a new article on the use of "seriation" techniques to make patterns pop out of heatmaps! http://nicolas.kruchten.com/content/2018/02/seriation/ https://vis.social/media/NfIZ_jgXcXWUAHyPgC8
Didn't know about this nice hack to get interactive graphics into Medium blog posts: put an iframe into JSfiddle and then embed it https://vis.social/media/SeX378LX9s9jz2kF-7Y https://vis.social/media/PbJSaXk-DoEp1TrEEdM
(used here https://medium.com/google-news-lab/what-is-the-pizza-capital-of-the-us-8611a1ca6e41)
btw, is Matthiew Daniels already in here somewhere?
@dominikus Here is a Python script. https://elaineou.com/2018/01/30/your-twitter-followers-are-probably-bots/
Our WIP from Topos.ai
Is it Strava's fault that people in sensitive areas are uploading their activities and unwittingly expose information about them? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/28/fitness-tracking-app-gives-away-location-of-secret-us-army-bases
I made a quick network visualization of all vis.social users.
Each follower of @scott is a node, each follow relationship is an arrow. The more followers an account has, the bigger it is. Color by modularity, position by ForceAtlas2.
If you want to visualize your own network, my quick python script is here: https://gist.github.com/lucahammer/bb2770114fe734b2c96250ada6df7ca5