Conference Evolution

The 40% of you who read this blog and are die-hard catalogers probably learned about the news yesterday (click here).I’ve run my own consulting business for nearly thirteen years. In case you haven’t noticed, the world was very different in 2007 than it is in 2020.When I began my consulting work, conferences were critical to success.

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What Is a Blog, & Why Should You Create One

Even if you’re not sure what a blog is, you’ve no doubt come across one at some point in time. Perhaps you’ve stumbled across a blog when you’ve searched “healthy dinner recipes”.
Alternatively, maybe you used a blog to get more information on SEO strategies.
In fact, if you’re reading this, guess what? You’re on a blog. (Very meta, I know.

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The Most Widely Read GreenBook Blog Posts of 2019

It has become the custom of the GreenBook Blog to publish an article presenting the most widely read articles of the past year.  It is appropriate that we do so again this year, but we decided to make a few changes:
Since we publish over 200 posts a year, instead of presenting a Top 10, we decided to expand the list up to the Top 20.  This way, we could look at roughly the top 10%.

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5 Secrets of Creating Click-Worthy Social Media Cards

Before my blog writing days at HubSpot, I was working at a marketing agency where I was in charge of social media posts for our clients.
One time, I was posting a blog on Facebook, but it kept aggregating the wrong image.
Frustrated, I went to Google to find the answer: social media cards.

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Recommender Systems: We’re doing it (all) wrong

A few days back, there was an interesting post by Judy Robertson in the Communications of the ACM blog. The post, entitled “Stats: We’re doing it wrong”, builds upon a paper from last year’s CHI conference in which they report that more than 90% of the HCI researchers used the wrong statistical tools when analyzing and reporting on likert scale type of data.

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Scraping Responsibly with R

I recently wrote a blog post here
comparing the number of CRAN downloads an R package gets relative to its number of
stars on GitHub. What I didn’t really think about during my analysis was whether or
not scraping CRAN was a violation of its Terms and Conditions. I simply copy and
pasted some code from R-bloggers
that seemed to work and went on my merry way.

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Re-exporting the magrittr pipe operator

… or how I stoped worrying and wrote a blog post to remember it ad infinitum.
Magrittr’s pipe operator is one of those newish R-universe features that I
really want to have around whenever I put some lines into an R-console.
This is even TRUE when writing a package.
So the first thing I do is put magrittr into the DESCRIPTION file and add
an __imports.

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Treasure for Data Science blogs (A to Z)

This blog will help you in knowledge hunt of Data science. The below given list will help you to find the blogs that talk about Data science easily. I hope you will find this useful. A Blog From a Human-engineer-being http://www.erogol.com/  Aakash Japi http://aakashjapi.com/  Adit Deshpande https://adeshpande3.github.io/  Advanced Analytics & R http://advanceddataanalytics.

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Analyze tweets about global warming using Fact Autogeneration

Because of their brevity, tweets can be difficult to analyze. In this blog, I used SAS Visual Text Analytics (VTA) 8.4 to analyze 40,000 tweets posted from September 20, 2019 to September 27, 2019. At least 7 million people, mostly youth, in more than 700 cities across the globe, demanded the world to act to combat global warming.

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Not personalizing? You are leaving money on the table.

I started writing about personalization ever since I started this blog, back in 2006. I wrote extensively about privacy and how marketers should address it to engage in personalization. Consumers are now more at ease with online purchases, they have moved past initial privacy concerns of online tracking and now expect personalization.  Personalization is no longer optional.

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Personalization is no longer optional

I started writing about personalization ever since I started this blog, back in 2006. I wrote extensively about privacy and how marketers should address it to engage in personalization. Consumers are now more at ease with online purchases, they have moved past initial privacy concerns of online tracking and now expect personalization.  Personalization is no longer optional.

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New Website and Switch to Django · William Lyon

This is my first blog post at my new website lyonwj.com. WilliamLyon.org has been shuttered. The overall design of my new site is very similar – the only real change is under the hood. I chose to switch to Django (from web2py) for my web projects. And that’s what I’d like to talk about today – my impressions of web2py vs. Django.

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Web-based Cryptocoin Mining: The replacement for Online Advertising?

In this short blog post I will introduce the concept of web-based cryptocoin mining and explain why it becomes so popular under websites just recently (October 2017). Please support Data Blogger by enabling crypto mining in the sidebar :-)! Introduction Next to spyware and adware, there is a new security threat for visitors of webpages.

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Organizing this blog into categories

Today I organized the front page of this blog (jvns.ca) into CATEGORIES! Now it
is actually possible to make some sense of what is on here!! There are 28 categories (computer networking!
learning! “how things work”! career stuff! many more!) I am so excited about this.
How it works: Every post is in only 1 category.

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