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René Pickhardt on July 23rd, 2014

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Long time I have been trying to educate people about social networks and marketing within social networking services. I thought I would not create an article about the topic in my blog again, but I just stumbled upon a really nice video summarizing a lot of my concerns from [...]

Continue reading about Why Facabook likes do not really matter

René Pickhardt on July 17th, 2013

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: For the last 5 years I have been running metalcon an online social network for metal fans and metal bands. As written recently I have the the chance to rewrite the entire platform with a team of 6 programmers. This time we want to do it the correct why. [...]

Continue reading about Why would musicians use online social networking sites?

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Finally the social networking site which Jonas, Jens and me created in 2008 gets a redesign. Thanks to the great opportunities at the Institute for Web Science and Technologies here in Koblenz (why don’t you apply for a PhD position with us?) I will have the chance to [...]

Continue reading about Metalcon finally gets a redesign – Thinking about high scalability

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 [...]

Continue reading about PhD proposal on distributed graph data bases

René Pickhardt on March 13th, 2012

The following info graphic for businesses was released by Chris Brogan and demonstrates quite well why musicians should get on Google Plus and how to use it. It is released under a creative commons licence Very good work!

Continue reading about Why Musicians should have a Bandpage on Google Plus!

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 [...]

Continue reading about – Product Requirement Document released!

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Nils Grunwald works at the french startup Linkefluence. Their product is more or less social network analysis and graph processing. They crawl the web and blogs or get other social network data and provide solutions with statistics and insights for their customers.  In this scenario obviously big data is [...]

Continue reading about Nils Grunwald from Linkfluence talks at FOSDEM about Cascalog for graph processing

René Pickhardt on December 28th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: 2011 is almost over and more than 9 months of my PhD have already passed by. During my math diploma I was founded by the german national academic foundation. Besides some really nice benefits that came along with this every 6 months I was forced to write reports about [...]

Continue reading about My first PhD year summerized: What a great choice of mine!

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: UPDATE: the paper got accepted at SOCIALCOM2012 and the source code and data sets are online especially the source code of the graphity server software is now online! UPDATE II: Download the paper (11 Pages from Social Com 2012 with Co Authors: Thomas Gottron, Jonas Kunze, Ansgar Scherp and Steffen Staab) [...]

Continue reading about Graphity: An efficient Graph Model for Retrieving the Top-k News Feeds for users in social networks


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