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Diffbot is a geeky and incredibly interesting technology that uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web the way a human being can. “The entire Internet can be broken down into 30 different page types” explains Co-founder Mike Tung, also known as “Diffbot Mike,” and “Diffbot can identify them all.” Diffbot knows the difference between a social network profile, a blog post, a site’s front page, a product page, an event page and dozens more.
Today, Diffbot is releasing its first set of APIs, now open to all developers for free. The launch has the potential to dramatically impact the types of applications developers can build, and for consumers, it means a whole host of intelligent applications are about to emerge….


Super Agent is light-weight progressive ajax API crafted for flexibility, readability, and a low learning curve after being frustrated with many of the existing request APIs.

Holy shit disqus


The disqus docs are a bit confusing - the param name for the API key seems to be buried. Here are a few things I’ve discovered:

  1. Secret key is for server side, public key is for client side

  2. This url works: http://disqus.com/api/3.0/forums/listThreads.json?api_key=YourPublicKey&forum=YourForum

  3. The value you want for forum is the subdomain you use to administer Disqus: yourforum.disqus.com/admin/moderate.

  4. There is a .NET wrapper library

Today, Wordnik officially announced Swagger, a specification and framework for building interactive API documentation and sandboxes. The Swagger UI allows developers and non-developers to interact with an API and see how the API responds to different commands and parameters. It’s based on the technology that powers Wordnik’s own interactive API documentation and can work with both JSON and XML-based APIs.

You can find it in GitHub.

Wordnik co-founder and VP of Engineering Tony Tam said that it’s in use by a few other companies besides Wordnik, but he can’t disclose which companies.

The specification is language agnostic, and the framework implementation is available in HTML5, Scala and Java. There are also client generators for Scala, Java, Javascript, Ruby, PHP and Actionscript 3. More client support is planned.

Last week, Mashery announced an open source interactive API documentation system inspired in part by Wordnik’s API documentation.


Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that’s only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).


(via Gephi [Mac, Windows, Linux]: An open-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs | CreativeApplications.Net)

ça va plaire à un certain jérémy, ça…


audio d-touch

A way to generate music using only software, a webcam and printable blocks. The software can be downloaded at http://d-touch.org/audio/, so all you really need is a pc or laptop, a webcam and a printer. Check it out!