Posts made in November, 2009


TechStars: Just Do It

TechStars: Just Do It


Posted By on Nov 30, 2009

Techstars opened up applications for their 2010 classes a couple weeks back.  If you’re thinking about quitting your job to start a company, or you’re already working on a company but haven’t got all the kinks worked out yet, you should apply. (Full Disclosure: Baydin is a TechStars alum from Boston’s 2009 program) I’ll be putting up a couple additional posts over the next couple of weeks (then a couple more to follow on in a couple...

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As I mentioned during my talk at Defrag 2009, the best corpus of sample email data we have is the email data dump that the federal government released after Enron’s collapse.  The corpus includes over 400,000 real email messages from Enron employees, and it’s ripe for analysis. The data is available on the web in a ton of different formats, but none of them are especially conducive to just picking them up and starting analysis,...

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Why Email’s Not Going Anywhere


Posted By on Nov 16, 2009

I presented the following slides at Defrag 2009 last week in Denver. I wanted to take a quick look at the different use cases for email vs. microblogging and make some predictions about how the email experience will be changing over the next handful of years.  To do this, I performed some analysis on the Enron email corpus and a half-a-million-message Twitter corpus to illustrate the differences in the way people use these services....

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Enron/Twitter Data Coming Soon


Posted By on Nov 11, 2009

Defrag is *awesome* so far – so much to learn! I’ll be posting the virtual machine image with the Enron/Twitter data I used, plus information about how to process it, right here this weekend. Check back Monday, and if you’re at Defrag, say hi!

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