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hello world. my name is Ryan Alexander Boyles. often, it's pronounced the RAB. i'm into declarative living. i am a connector. this is my life-stream / tumblr / blog. call it what you will. find my sxsw posts. any questions, ask me anything! btw, here is a standard disclaimer.

 

How Social Is Your TV?

a Triangle Social Media Club panel, recap by Brian McDonald on Square Jaw Media

At the February Triangle Social Media Club event I had my eyes opened to the world of “social TV.”  The speakers were Gregory Ng (@gregoryng), Tim Arthur (@timarthur), Damond Nollan (@damondnollan) and the MC was Ryan Boyles (@therab).  The panel showed what their entertainment centers consisted of, their top 5 shows and one guilty pleasure as well as shared insights, wants and desires of social TV.

gregoryng:

New Full Beastie Boys album streamed for your listening pleasure. After hearing it once through I’m definitely buying.

Word to your moms.

(Source: officialbeastieboys)

SXSW Interactive Live Streaming Sessions Presented by PepsiCo | SXSW.com

New for 2011: SXSW Interactive Keynotes and Featured Speakers will be streamed live on SXSW.com, allowing site visitors to participate in SXSW Interactive from around the globe, thanks to PepsiCo.

Interesting. I can’t embed this video stream content even though the widget gave me an embed code.

Netflix Instant Accounts For 20 Percent of Peak U.S. Bandwith Use | Epicenter | Wired.com
Tiered cable broadband accounts and Real-time internet entertainment adoption are headed for an ugly collision in the near future. This has been a long time coming. This is one of the reasons why net-neutrality is so important to every internet user, not just a select few producers.  

Netflix Instant Accounts For 20 Percent of Peak U.S. Bandwith Use | Epicenter | Wired.com

Tiered cable broadband accounts and Real-time internet entertainment adoption are headed for an ugly collision in the near future. This has been a long time coming. This is one of the reasons why net-neutrality is so important to every internet user, not just a select few producers.  

Migrating to the Twitter Streaming API: A Primer

by Eric Marcoullier « Gnip – Delivering the Web’s Data

Some context:

Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Twitter provided a firehose of data to a few of partners and the world was happy.  These startups were awash in real-time data and they got spoiled, some might say, by the embarrassment of riches that came through the real-time feed.  Over time, numerous factors caused Twitter to cease offering the firehose.  There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth on that day, I can tell you!

At roughly the same time, Twitter bought real-time search company Summize and began offering to everyone access to what is now known as the Search API.  Unlike Twitter’s existing REST API, which was based around usernames, the Search API enabled companies to query for recent data about a specific keyword.  Because of the nature of polling, companies had to contend with latency (the time between when someone performs an action and when an API consumer learns about it) and Twitter had to deal with a constantly-growing number of developers connected to an inherently inefficient interface.