Wednesday, October 24, 2007

How to Keep Track of Important Stories

It isn't often you get mentioned in a scholarly study.
Given a water distribution network, where should we place sensors to quickly detect contaminants? Or, which blogs should we read to avoid missing important stories?
Turns out by the measure these guys created, I score pretty high - 14th - on the answer to that question. Wish it would influence my Truth Laid Bear ranking.

This would all be more interesting if it was updated in real time, but the study is for blog posts of 2006. (Still, Michelle Malkin is only 5th! Insty is first, of course.) If you like this kind of geekery, the details are in Cost-effective Outbreak Detection in Networks (application/pdf Object) Data Mining was something I always wished I had more chances to work with.

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