AWS is finally retiring the Redshift DS2 node type
AWS is finally retiring the Redshift DS2 node type

A couple of years back, following a number of updates to Redshift that were available on all node types except for the ds2 Dense Storage node type, I speculated AWS might be planning on retiring the ds2 node type....

Vizualize.Me – Your CV as an infographic in a single click
Web & technology Vizualize.Me – Your CV as an infographic in a single click

Vizualize.Me are gearing up to launch their infographic resume (CV to you and me)  over the coming months.  The private beta is due to kick off in July, with a public beta soon to follow at the beginning of August.  This innovative service takes your LinkedIn profile data and turns it into a collage of charts, visualisations and colours encompassing your employment history, qualifications and skills, all in a single click.

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Web & technology OneTrueFan launches “Fanalytics” API

Self-confessed social “anti-network” site OneTrueFan has recently launched a new API, currently in beta, which provides a staggering level of access to their “Fanalytics” data.

OneTrueFan works via a combination of Facebook/Twitter integration and a custom browser add-on, which tracks your browsing behaviour.  By tracking which pages you visit, what content you share and what you post about, OneTrueFan can compare and rank all their users and offer valuable insight into users' online behaviour.

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Web & technology Sentiment Analysis Web Service – My Sentiments Exactly

A lot of my job as a software developer for a digital marketing company involves investigating new tools and finding out ways of analysing websites and their content, usage and trends.  As such, my team are always discussing new things we can explore and coming up with new ways of looking at the web.

We’ve discussed sentiment analysis many times before, checking keywords or site content to determine whether what’s being said is in a positive of negative tone.  One of our discussions today resulted in one of the guys finding uClassify’s Sentiment Classifier.

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