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Denny Vrandečić @vrandezo San Francisco, CA

Wikidata founder, Google ontologist, former Wikimedia Trustee and RPG author.

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Joined Twitter 9/29/08


As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of G… https://t.co/Z0Q0coDIIU
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was L1 https://t.co/pBwdFgafy7
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićGreat, short essay with thoughts valuable for everyone designing systems and ecosystems that aim to serve many. https://t.co/NJKHV7CyX9
6/1
2020
Here's the first version of a glossary for Wikilambda terminology. I very much hope that this can be a useful resou… https://t.co/Fsq2nwqMhK
Retweeted by Denny Vrandečićthis episode is 25 years old https://t.co/6qAT4Prceu
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5/31
2020
Astronauts flying around in space at 27k+ km/hr, launched on a reusable rocket, all being globally livestreamed fro… https://t.co/5PC6FcFA8t
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićThis is officially the first time a launch vehicle has put humans in orbit and then the booster stage freakin' land… https://t.co/5ubE2CCSX5
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićIf it turns out to be the case, it will be important to understand the current events. This is scary. https://t.co/uolC7qxVsC @salgo60 @GerardMeijssen @WikiCommons Would that be solved by the functionality that Global templates and modules is aiming at? @GerardMeijssen @WikiCommons Me too @GerardMeijssen @WikiCommons Well, they WILL be helpful for the new project (because the new project is not there y… https://t.co/23JwTyDDefA very interesting read: Dijkstra's Turing Award speech "The humble programmer" On the importance of abstraction,… https://t.co/sXAkF3eIoy @GerardMeijssen @WikiCommons WikiCommons and Structured Data in Commons will be tremendously helpful.A real Rockstar developer giving a talk on... uhm, a lot of different things, that seem to be at the intersection o… https://t.co/jpBTB4voUE @trylks @wikilambda Thanks, I'll take a closer look. @ErinFogg5 @kevo31415 @mags_mclaugh @as_a_worker No, I'm not in favor of the American prison culture, and particula… https://t.co/RlxKM5F6jG @trylks @wikilambda Algorithmia seems to be about deploying machine learning models. Wikilambda is about collabora… https://t.co/FS1fDspred @kevo31415 @ErinFogg5 @mags_mclaugh @as_a_worker Agreed, but doesn't answer the question.A presentation of Wikidata, leading to Wikilambda, in Swedish, by Magnus Sälgö @salgo60 https://t.co/JEj2EhCr7lhttps://t.co/n5FN1FDQIT
Retweeted by Denny Vrandečić @ErinFogg5 @mags_mclaugh @as_a_worker Just curious - how much of your county budget comes in through policing?Thanks to Arthur P. Smith for implementing for implementing a number of special pages that allow users to quickly f… https://t.co/b6tm9HcS22
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5/30
2020
I've made a tool to search through the wonderful selection of free content on @WikiCommons, using the power of stru… https://t.co/Pjhp7Te9N8
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićAmy Klobuchar was County Attorney of Hennepin County from 1999 to 2007, where she decided not to prosecute police o… https://t.co/yGckgp1RUrThats my type of energy transition: https://t.co/n3LOMKxu2L https://t.co/HaVvFT2B1I
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićGovernments attacking content moderation decisions they don’t like is not how we build a better internet. https://t.co/JVmH9Tbk7j
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićBuster Keaton breaking the fourth wall in 1920 (Sybil Seely in One Week) https://t.co/d1IDFoLWy7
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićPossibly not the most sensitive ad right now. https://t.co/n5YQqDBjBKblack people riot when their anger over being murdered and oppressed reaches a boiling point. here are some fun re… https://t.co/Ct6GTTAIS8
Retweeted by Denny Vrandečić @BarryNorton @LucasWerkmeistr That's ambiguous towards the kind of pepper, right? How would you disambiguate to mea… https://t.co/BfAk0uqpdb @LucasWerkmeistr You can turn many English nouns constructively from a mass noun to a count noun, and vice versa.… https://t.co/HlLUSgHVIn @LucasWerkmeistr @punished_stu @johl You still can have local sitelinks for exactly that case.“yellow peppers” are countable but “black pepper” isn’t, because english is a reasonable and sensible language
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5/29
2020
@BrendanCarrFCC last year told Zuckerberg off when Zuckerberg said the government should provide more guidance abou… https://t.co/L9gCWLINuY
5/28
2020
¿Alguien sabe si existen developers de MediaWiki en El Salvador?
Retweeted by Denny Vrandečić @evanpro @clacke I think it's not the worst approximation! @penelope_zone @theavalkyrie I agree. Difference between a position and a person, a role and the individual. So if… https://t.co/lxCNEmccNd @bobdc Yes, but that didn't become a blocking issue for continuing the work on TAOCP :) @evanpro @clacke Good question. Interview people how connected and heard they feel to their representative in these… https://t.co/34oBv4E5Re @evanpro In a body of 1000 your voice and thus your leverage is weaker than in a body of 100. Coalition-building is… https://t.co/6vDUCQxYxaThis video is a good reminder of why low latency, on-device ML is an important piece for creating really nice, natu… https://t.co/krwWmZtRpN
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićOne passage I keep considering. A black man is calling his grandfather and has to speak with an operator. Matt… https://t.co/TRLaMNhsTq
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićI'm hiring two post-docs: one person with a social science and one person with CS/technical background. One year bu… https://t.co/uyuqamHjg4
Retweeted by Denny Vrandečić @clacke @evanpro Yes, that's a great point. There's a qualitative change between 10k and 100k that doesn't exist, I… https://t.co/7V7akB5GI0Knuth on writing The Art of Computer Programming, I mean, Latex, i mean, Metafont, I mean Literate Programming, I m… https://t.co/5esKqut7Dw @evanpro True. But they have less leverage when there's too many of them. Let's put it this way: state representa… https://t.co/8HkdBZET9C @evanpro The electoral college I agree on, but that will be reshuffled after the census anyway. What's the benefit… https://t.co/q4WsU2ghWq @evanpro What's the advantage of a larger house?
5/27
2020
I study election rigging. I co-authored a book called How to Rig an Election. These tweets are lies. The purpose of… https://t.co/oDjgz6yvOu
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićFor autocracies it's almost the opposite. Reliable information about what the population thinks can be a most desta… https://t.co/JnKIZTkhrbIn order to destabilize democracies it is most powerful to reduce the trust in elections, the rule of law, the demo… https://t.co/O6swq9kvKaPaper on viewing disinformation campaigns through an infosec lense, by @schneierblog and @henryfarrell . Democracie… https://t.co/nyISPlZEwC @lalle_olosta @RomyWolfDE @sternenwort @fantasyautor https://t.co/5jUOK4wRGS
5/26
2020
@decafjedi @ultimadragons Are these the Companions in the bottom right, or the archetypes?NYT: "[Fan fiction] works are legal as long as writers post them for free and don’t try to sell stories based on co… https://t.co/69XAJNI6a7
5/25
2020
I've made a couple of updates to Structured Search, a tool i've made to showcase the wonderful free media on… https://t.co/bhNZRQlrBN
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićIf you think wearing a mask is stressful, ask a kindergartner how active shooter drills feel.
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićThis account posts pictures of people from interviews and similar with their bookshelves in the background, and it… https://t.co/b02l9rtOyx @ReaderMeter Thanks. I think I see these frequently around, so I wanted to ask. Thanks! @ReaderMeter What's the one on the right?How Bird laid off 406 people in 2 minutes via a dystopian Zoom webinar (with audio): https://t.co/CC0xtTTFu1 #TechLA #BreakingNews
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5/24
2020
A great introduction and very practical guide into how to do Wikidata. I learned a few things from it. https://t.co/CYiTPu9HRMThanks to @pgroth for keeping up his great habit of publishing trip reports even when the trips are virtual! https://t.co/nvmIV4al8p @jeblad No, thanks I know for a while, and am using them frequently. I am talking about the notification in the app.Is this a new feature? I haven't seen it before. The Wikipedia app now shows me a notification when I get a thank y… https://t.co/b82AW1TxJBWe heard you: More action is needed to stop harassment on @Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. Hand-in-han… https://t.co/omiVx8Ycac
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5/23
2020
New overview of the Google Knowledge Graph by @dannysullivan 500 billion facts about 5 billion entities. https://t.co/J27yVCCUlODataCommons has loaded COVID case data (so far for the US), and you can easily create visualizations. It has data f… https://t.co/5qjH1fSydRSo happy to be involved in this - we need a venue for Wikidata researchers to meet https://t.co/zgheeRhMK6. Submit… https://t.co/hcO8NOJHR9
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5/22
2020
@geoffreyfowler @sarahjeong Why aren't they open source? @kidehen @ImageSnippets @aaranged @cjlmiles @datasniff Can you point me to the ticket?It's hard to convey how much I enjoyed this short essay. Although I expect that the audience for it is rather limit… https://t.co/uTUY5lYCTp
5/21
2020
(1/12) Thread! Nach ein paar Tagen Unterricht mit kleinen Gruppen (max. 10-12 SuS) kann ich folgendes sagen: 1.… https://t.co/tkgx9PESTl
Retweeted by Denny Vrandečić @LeithMotive Absolutely! Humans give better answers. But machines read faster.Only click on this link if you have a strong machine and some patience: an interactive, zoomanle tree map of all se… https://t.co/WRzFDdrosb
5/20
2020
Google set up the COVID-19 Research Explorer. It read more than 50,000 papers on COVID-19, and allows to ask natura… https://t.co/WUxNKhnqefThe AbstractText prototype can now be easily installed and tested out, thanks to Arthur P. Smith! Wohoo! Using do… https://t.co/NxGwTz2OOI
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićIf professional philosophers were to vote instead of arguing for once. https://t.co/9jVFZoGi2TRebekah Jones said in an email to CBS12 News that her removal was "not voluntary" and that she was removed from her… https://t.co/SKOAn62VbF
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5/19
2020
@enistoja Yes, with the caveat that people are usually not directly sources, but their writing would be, or writing… https://t.co/CzGAdmkmol @enistoja Oh yes, absolutely! If the paper is given as the source and is updated, then Wikidata should be updated t… https://t.co/ak34NKQZsj @enistoja Depends on what we're taking about. If it's e.g. a book, it could be the author's name on the book. Or if… https://t.co/kyiQ4lAowi @enistoja As it is given in the source. @trylks @JasonNafziger @enistoja @robs_at_it Wikidata has a qualifier "stated as" where we can record what the name… https://t.co/ZiZAAI8TvSSee, I told you back then to stop changing. And now? First 2016, OK, but then? 2017, 2018, 2019? Seriously? And to… https://t.co/80fQkhfKqzWhat’s your favorite photo of Barack Obama? I’ll start... https://t.co/6wQ4tS2gBr
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5/18
2020
Germany has released its Corona warn app architecture on Github. I hope this level of transparency becomes a bluepr… https://t.co/Z5DrTdHlYo
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićYaron Koren @wikiworks interviews @aharoni in the new podcast episode of "Between the Brackets", and they discuss W… https://t.co/lKFVxUtrsG
Retweeted by Denny VrandečićUS States containing an A. cc @TerribleMaps Query: https://t.co/KWSBkNVEcM (you can change the letter at the end… https://t.co/WhhmgaLoNZNational parks of Sweden. Query: https://t.co/yTy2JuvMEV Thanks for the upload, Wikimedia Sverige! Blogpost:… https://t.co/CP7naFqEAM @publictorsten @Onleihe Ab 300dpi würde ich Droid nehmen. Gerade auch weil bei einem Tablet die Seite weiter ist a… https://t.co/uoH9ECjOiP @publictorsten @Onleihe Welche Auflösung? Bei sehr hoher Pixeldichte würde ich mich vielleicht an Droid trauen, son… https://t.co/iFva0Q3A61 @subbu_ss @DingemanseMark It was really satisfying to read her book and see someone actually pursue that program for real.
5/17
2020
@waltervannini @solyarisoftware But what you write is that everyone who claims they have fun at coding are liars tr… https://t.co/EIlzzIesUg @waltervannini @solyarisoftware Nothing I disagree with. And yet it can be fun. Just because an activity provides… https://t.co/iYcvl1zrE6In German? https://t.co/eZ0zb725abDid language start with ideophones?, That is, words that sound somehow like what they mean. (To the best of my lim… https://t.co/UGAV1EB5hwIt denies the experience of me having had fun coding since I was ten (and still do at 42), and it calls me a liar w… https://t.co/Yg69zRVnktI felt offended by this article by @waltervannini and his claim that coding is not fun, and if you claim otherwise… https://t.co/2eKiJsc4gU @ReaderMeter :D
5/16
2020

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