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[#Thread] To all those interested in [Arabic] Twitter, I have done an analysis of verified Twitter accounts in the Middle East (however broadly we interpret that term). I was mostly interested in majority Arabic speaking countries. #digitalhumanities
2/ Firstly special thanks to my RA @imaaaan_1 who collated the data. Methodologically, I was inspired by @luca who did a great post on verified users here >… My aim was to focus in on specific Arabic-speaking countries, not all users :)
@imaaaan_1 @luca 3/ A note: I think verified users are important. Verification is increasingly used as a sign of credibility and legitimacy. Many people even pay for verified accounts. Whether we like it or not, Twitter as a social media company now has the ability to bestow upon users social
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Mexico City activity 1 (Tuesday)
Mexico City activity 2 (Thursday) (#ParadorAnálogo20)
Mexico City activity 3 (Friday) #graphicmedicine #medicinagráfica
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The medieval Excel spreadsheet. Quipu made by the Inca could contain complex numerical information and even serve as a form of a relational database. The form, order, and relationship of the knots encodes the information. #GlobalMiddleAges

Museo Precolombino Santiago de Chile
The beauty of data in those knot and string structures is simply stunning. It is still debated if they contain (or could contain) non-numerical information. Those ones could date to the 15th C. and show how advanced the data structuring abilities were in the region.
I wonder how many tech gurus think about the fact, that data driven thinking is actually a premodern phenomenon? Quipu, tally sticks, rolls. Looking at the roots of relational data systems is a must for digital practitioners today.
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July 16, 2019 marks a milestone in the history for scholarly practice and publishing for #museums because of @GettyMuseum @gettypubs . #digitalarthistory #digpublishing #thread
@GettyMuseum @GettyPubs The Corpus of Ancient Vases (CVA) is significant especially as it among the first by an internationally leading art museum to utilize the #CreativeCommons 4.0 International Attribution License for a publication…. #openglam Screenshot of CC-BY License at Getty CVA Publication
The contents of this digital publication, subject to the license and terms of conditions, may be used with attribution to @GettyMuseum, including for commercial purposes. This extends to third-party applications like @internetarchive @Wikimedia @creativecommons. #openglam
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Good morning from the archive. How about some 1997 "gamer first aid"?
How many magazine ads from the 1990s does it take to actually crush my spirit? I think I am approaching saturation. But what about the content, you say? It doesn't help.
... someone was like, "you know what this ad needs? A family of iguanas. Put tits on the mom iguana."
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#kzoo2019 well @WestPoint_USMA were so anxious to talk, they just started on their own at 1328 sharp! Prof Rogers explains his cadets' "mission control center" or laboratory for #Military #History, working 8+ hrs/day on #medieval chronicles' paleography to #data mine 100yrs' war
Specifically looking for artillery information in skirmishes and sieges, to find what on the "laundry list" of sieges leads to #failure vs #success according to the #Database the cadets @WestPoint_USMA built collaboratively for the late #medieval & early #Renaissance. #kzoo2019
A small sample of the +90,000 #data entries - first up is Cadet Liam Kane with his findings on waging war by sieges vs by battles... taking #medieval #Military #History from generalizations to specifically-defined quantities... 47 battles to 134 sieges! #kzoo2019
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Just published @DSHjournal: "‘The Michael Jordan of greatness’—Extracting #VossianAntonomasia from two decades of The New York Times, 1987–2007" – DOI:… – Preprint: – with Robert Jäschke @IBI_HU. #DigitalHumanities @nytimes
Blogpost with some background: "#VossianAntonomasia in 'The New York Times'"…

We also just published a website with some more data to explore: @nytimes
For example, here's a complete list of all 2,646 extracted #VossianAntonomasia expressions from 20 years of @nytimes (1987–2007), ranging from "the Madonna of college football" to "the Marco Polo of baseball":…
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Thinking about how to explain #publichistory and #digitalhistory scholarship to colleagues on academic #tenure and promotion committees, especially those who are used to sole-authored books as the gold standard #dh #digitalhumanities 1/15
The core of the work is familiar: conceptualization, research, and writing (even if the ultimate presentation is not in the form of prose). The work is original and interpretive, just like traditional monographic scholarship. 2/15
But #publichistory’s attention to #sharedauthority means that the work is developed in cooperation with the public, a process that sometimes provokes conflict and controversy that the scholar has to manage. Sometimes great potential projects can’t come to fruition. 3/15
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