Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: During my trip in China I was visiting Beijing on two weekends and Maceau on another weekend. These trips have been mainly motivated to meet old friends. Especially the heads behind the biggest English resource of Chinese Rock music Rock in China who are Max-Leonhard von Schaper and the [...]

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René Pickhardt on September 20th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Hey everyone, longtime no see! Well yeah the summer time usually means vaccation and traveling and so on. But I also have been busy creating some cool content and visiting some conference! So first of all together with my friend Leon Kastler I have established our new WeST Blog. [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 27th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Over the last week we had our off campus meeting with a lot of communication training (very good and fruitful) as well as a special treatment for some PhD students called “massage your diss”. I was one of the lucky students who were able to discuss our research ideas [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Amazing! Today I had a discussion with a coworker about transparency and the way companies should be more open about what they are doing! And what happens on the same day? One of my favourite webcompanies has decided to publish a short video taken from the weekly search quality [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 12th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Recently I visited my friend Heinrich Hartmann in Oxford. We talked about various issues how research is done in these days and how the web could theoretically help to spread information faster and more efficiently connect people interested in the same paper / topics. The idea of was [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I am one of the web pioneers but this is about the most amazing thing that I will be witnessing on the web as long as I can remember. Tomorrow on January 18th the english version of Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours to protest two upcoming (?) [...]

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René Pickhardt on January 3rd, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In an earlier post I have explained the need for a Facebook streaming app that has to be enhanced with some features in order to create viral word of mouth effects. Together with Yann Leretaille and Robert Naumann we programmed the facebook API and developed such an app for [...]

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René Pickhardt on November 27th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In the end of September I discovered an amazing data set which is provided by Google! It is called the Google n gram data set. Even thogh the english wikipedia article about ngrams needs some clen up it explains nicely what an ngram is. The data set is [...]

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René Pickhardt on November 2nd, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: During the last month my blog was rather quite. I dicided that I was aiming to submit my first paper to a top conference with a deadline of november first. Well besides the fact that I almost forgot about the fact that I also have a private life – [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 6th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Yesterday Julia Preusse – who started her PhD studies at WeST just a month before I did – had a talk about her research interests. She is interested in communities and the behaviour of users in discussions. I thought she was having some interesting ideas. That is why I [...]

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