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Google Maps API Turns 5!
Adrian Holovaty on the anniversary of the Google Maps API: "There was something raw and pure about those original hacks, like hunting and skinning your own food, living off the land, a digital self-sustainability. I feel like an old man yelling at kids to get off my lawn: ‘Back in my day, I had to reverse engineer Google's obfuscated JavaScript to get embeddable maps on my pages!’ You don't know how good you have i
holovaty  google  maps 
june 2010 by tysone
Reflections of a Newsosaur: How did newspapers lose Everyblock?
How could MSNBC.Com have scooped the newspaper industry by buying Everyblock.Com? If ever there were an application designed to fast-forward newspapers into at least the late 20th Century, then this was it.
everyblock  holovaty  newspapers  innovation  msnbc 
august 2009 by tysone
The definitive, two-part answer to "is data journalism?" | Holovaty.com
It's a hot topic among journalists right now: Is data journalism? Is it journalism to publish a raw database? Here, at last, is the definitive, two-part answer: 1. Who cares? 2. I hope my competitors waste their time arguing about this as long as possible.
holovaty  data  journalism 
may 2009 by tysone
Recap from weekend meetup in Chicago - SND Update
Adrian Holovaty: “Is this journalism? I don’t care and I hope my competitors keep arguing about it while we actually do shit.”
holovaty  everyblock  snd  news_design 
may 2009 by tysone
Looking toward EveryBlock’s future | Holovaty.com
We have a number of ideas for sustaining our project beyond a dependency on grants, like building a local advertising engine and/or selling hosted versions of the open-source software, but we're sure there are other ways for EveryBlock to be a successful business.
journalism  opensource  innovation  holovaty  everyblock  knight 
january 2009 by tysone
Goodbye hyperlocal, hello microlocal | Holovaty.com
We shy away from calling EveryBlock "hyperlocal." But people love their buzz words, and I do appreciate the value in being able to communicate a concept in as few words as possible — particularly because our brand of local news is the first of its kind and can be tricky to explain. That's why we've started calling EveryBlock something else: Microlocal.
holovaty  everyblock  hyperlocal  microlocal  journalism 
december 2008 by tysone
@ Future of Journalism: Adrian Holovaty's vision for data-friendly journalists | Media | guardian.co.uk
"It's a tragedy that beautiful, clean data is compressed into a blob, orientated towards humans. The problem is that it is not orientated towards computers and that's what we should be doing."
holovaty  journalism  data 
october 2008 by tysone
Adrian Holovaty, Cyberstar -- chicagotribune.com
"I'm just amazed at how much the news industry does because other people are doing it," he says. "There's no sense of individuality or entrepreneurship."
everyblock  holovaty  programming  journalism 
august 2008 by tysone
YouTube - Interview - Adrian Holovaty
"on the web" versus "of the web" = "every concept should get it's own url"
webdev  holovaty  django 
july 2008 by tysone
Adrian Holovaty, "EveryBlock: A News Feed for Your Block" - O'Reilly XML Blog
Founder and hacker Adrian Holovaty talks about the philosophy and technology behind EveryBlock, the untapped potential of address-specific news, open data, and life after Google Maps.
everyblock  video  holovaty 
may 2008 by tysone
Chatting with Adrian Holovaty
If you’re going to judge someone, judge the sites that person makes, instead of the tools that person uses.
django  webdev  holovaty 
january 2008 by tysone

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