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  • Hi James, Thank you for the insightful comment, which pretty much is line with what I said (obviously no so clear). The weight I was referring to, and as you confirmed, is achieved through my friend's activities; My point here is that many of my...
  • Besides the initial weight (content derived) - the "extra weight" comes from interactions with mutual friends (and yourself) - it isn't based on total visits. So, your choice of friends (and the activities they engage in) will affect which posts you...
  • Really nice article and clearly described, the concept of this algorithm looks far better than the one used by leading online companies, such as Google, Yahoo and MS. However if I understood the algorithm correctly, the large companies will be able...
  • A nice simple explanation of what is known about Facebook's EdgeRank algorithm, used to provide you with what Facebook thinks is relevant to you. Well - at least what will both keep you on the site, adding new connections and providing the most bang...
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    • Hi James,


      Thank you for the insightful comment, which pretty much is line with what I said (obviously no so clear). The weight I was referring to, and as you confirmed, is achieved through my friend's activities; My point here is that many of my friends will engage into tempting offers, hence push them to me (a simplified example). I did not account for the strangers at all.

      Time-decay will be achieved through continuous updates of the "game" status(es), not the comments, something like refreshing the whole news (at least this is how I see this possibility open to use), thus in a sense creating a new one.

      As for the "free Internet", I am aware that not all services can be free (and should not be), especially with emerging cloud technologies, but I was referring to achieving an Utopian equalization through real quality versus financial power. I believe that social networks can alleviate this existing dark cloud already spanning across all major media. My fear is that the potential Facebook "news feed" will not reflect some small and medium businesses delivering quality products/services, but those who can invest significant financial resources.

      Once again, I appreciate the chance to explain my thoughts better!

      Cheers,

      Sasha

      Sasa Danilovic May 13, 2013 - 6:58pm

    • Facebook EdgeRank from what I can read and see here looks to me as a cool idea that help attract users to Facebook, the algorithms use here tends to save a typical user time and hide unimportant stories and discussions from user’s newsfeed. This algorithm will help filter only relevant stories user wants to see in their newsfeed rather than having lots of newsfeeds that are outdated, uneventful and boring to them. This is a remarkable achievement in social networking as this helps decide what content appears in newsfeed for the user, making social networking a refreshing experience rather than getting bored with old stories that are uneventful. You can now follow content from most companies that deal with your favorite brand or stock market situation as it happens. Get the latest and important news about your favorite brand of products. These are all good news to Facebook users.

      The three EdgeRank algorithms use which includes affinity, weight and time decay help user determine what they see from newsfeed. Affinity helps with the frequency of your writing on someone’s Facebook wall and other explicit actions such as clicking, liking, commenting, tagging, sharing and friending to determine the newsfeed that user will see. Affinity will measure actions of both sender and the receiver of the feeds. As for your favorite brand, the downside is that the companies are not able to check their Edgerank score or position, this may not encourage some of these companies to advertise their product on Facebook, because they are not getting feedback about how they are doing with users or customers.

      From statistic, users spent so much time looking for latest information on Facebook about their favorite brands or particular newsfeed, but with Edgerank weight, it helps reflect on the type of stories they think user will find most engaging. This ranks comments and sharing higher than “likes” since this requires more actions on the user’s part. This helps filter boring stories and encourage patronage.

      The time decay help maintain the freshness of the newsfeed you get, but you may still get old and boring news if you do not logon to your Facebook page account regularly, just like me(smile…). The time decay factor measures the age of your content.

      With Edgerank factors in place, as an organization that is ready and willing to embrace this new idea, the important point is that your content has to lead your audience to a purchase point if you want to drive your sales as a company; otherwise your goal of driving up sales using Facebook might be far from reality. Developing leads and prospect for your product, you need a strong call-to-action to persuade people and get them to register or download some content that can give you that edge over your adversaries. With this in mind, your shareholder will be happy with your strategy and you can use this medium to improve your organization earnings. I think organization can take advantage of this social networking idea to promote their product and get more users to get the latest products.

      Ibrahim Adewole May 13, 2013 - 11:10pm

  • I figured the traffic simulator is not very intuitive so I decided to record a video of how it is supposed to work. The video link is at:...
  • Dickson Wai Hei Lam commented on a bookmark Artefact: Citizen Traffic Reporting Portal August 11, 2011 - 10:58pm
    Living in Edmonton got me used to the minefield of potholes and I am getting very skillful at dodging them  More info to come on the site …
  • Gregg Ferrie
    Gregg Ferrie commented on a bookmark Artefact: Citizen Traffic Reporting Portal August 11, 2011 - 2:36pm
    I think its a really excellent start. I would be the first to nominate my regular route home as "Pothole Central". Aside from my silly comment you have done a really great job as a basis for continual improvement.
  • Sherlyn Cordero
    Sherlyn Cordero commented on a bookmark Artefact: Citizen Traffic Reporting Portal August 11, 2011 - 1:01pm
    I'm not sure why, but seeing the "Most Potholes" metric right off made me laugh. Cool info.
  • Link to my blog post about the artefact: https://landing.athabascau.ca/pg/blog/read/78192/week-12-artefact-citizen-traffic-reporting-portal Direct link to the artefact (in progress): http://au.dicksonlam.com/ Dickson  
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    • Sherlyn Cordero

      I'm not sure why, but seeing the "Most Potholes" metric right off made me laugh. Cool info.

      Sherlyn Cordero August 11, 2011 - 1:01pm

    • Gregg Ferrie

      I think its a really excellent start. I would be the first to nominate my regular route home as "Pothole Central". Aside from my silly comment you have done a really great job as a basis for continual improvement.

      Gregg Ferrie August 11, 2011 - 2:36pm

    • Living in Edmonton got me used to the minefield of potholes and I am getting very skillful at dodging them Laughing More info to come on the site …

      Dickson Wai Hei Lam August 11, 2011 - 10:58pm

  • Jon Dron commented on the blog SCA2011: Social computing conference CFP (deadline Aug 15) July 25, 2011 - 10:22am
    Disclaimer - I should mention, I'm on the program committee for this!
  • Jon Dron published a blog post SCA2011: Social computing conference CFP (deadline Aug 15) July 25, 2011 - 9:17am
    Call for papers: SCA2011 - International Conference on Social Computing and its Applications, Dec.12-14, 2011, Sydney, Australia. Website: http://www.swinflow.org/confs/sca2011/ Key dates: Submission Deadline: extended to August 15,...
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    • Disclaimer - I should mention, I'm on the program committee for this!

      Jon Dron July 25, 2011 - 10:22am

  • Despite the lighthearted tone of the article and its aims at mass appeal, this actually points to some good papers on a range of interesting facets of social site use and behaviour.
  • Dickson Wai Hei Lam bookmarked EA to buy PopCap Games for $1.3B July 15, 2011 - 2:47pm
    PopCap makes social games such as Plants vs Zombies, Peggie, Bejewled  … EA is a juggernaut in the gaming industry. It will be interesting to see how Zynga reacts...
  • Eric von Stackelberg replied on the discussion topic Why Zuckerberg Is (Almost) Right About Great Talent July 15, 2011 - 10:38am
    I agree with radical differences in productivity, but I suspect 100X is an unsupported statement. However, I also don't believe in building towards "rockstars", because there is a high risk to the project/product when those rockstars become...
  • Dickson Wai Hei Lam added a new discussion topic Why Zuckerberg Is (Almost) Right About Great Talent July 14, 2011 - 7:05pm
    Do you agree with Zuckerberg: “Some programmers and programming teams are, indeed, 100X more productive than their more typically talented counterparts.” http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2011/06/why-zuckerberg-is-almost-right.html Dickson
  • Dickson Wai Hei Lam created a wiki page Site Navigation Model July 14, 2011 - 6:28pm
    A good design social site navigation system is very important to the retention of site users. Getting people to sign up is hard enough. In the conversional signup flow (confirm personal info -> add your friends -> invite others -> getting...
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  • Dickson Wai Hei Lam created a wiki page Lightweight APIs July 14, 2011 - 1:16am
    Many successful social sites I have come across support some level of lightweight APIs for services and individuals to use in addition to their normal end users facing UI. Facebook (http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/), using the Open Graph...
  • Dickson Wai Hei Lam bookmarked UX of Social Software July 12, 2011 - 10:33am
    Slides on UX of social online software focusing on UI design. Talked about some cold start solutions as well. Dickson
  • Buturab Rizvi commented on a bookmark Social media activities in 60 seconds July 11, 2011 - 6:39pm
    650,000 + Facebook status updates. More reason to push my comments prioritization / comments blocking...