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Jeremy Foote

I'm a PhD candidate, studying Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University

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Ego-centric Research

2017

Internet technologies lecture

As part of a “Computing Everywhere” course organized by Jeremy Birnholtz, I ran a two-hour lecture on Internet technologies with two different groups of stud...

2016

Unrealized public goods

This quarter, I’m a TA for my advisor’s undergraduate course, Online Communities and Crowds. We’ve been reading some of the classics of public goods producti...

Expected Value Politics

In this post, I want to argue something crazy: that the major policy positions of both parties are rational.

Autonomous Vehicles Aren't Human

On Saturday at the IC2S2 conference, I saw a presentation about the decisions people would like autonomous cars to make when faced with moral dilemmas. Since...

2015

MLS Simulator

I'm a big fan of the Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake. The team's season just ended in a pretty pathetic fashion, without even making it into the play...

Programming Bugs and P-Values

Bugs Happen Programs have bugs. Anyone who has written code for long enough learns that while most bugs are obvious (typos, indention problems, etc.) others ...

Local vs. Global Control

Photo via smoothgroover22 on flickrAs a kid, I was fascinated by the idea of self-driving cars. This may be the very definition of a nerdy child, b...

2014

Creating LaTeX PDF from included file

I learned a neat trick today. One of those things that once you learn it, you wonder how/why you were so long without it.I've been working on revising my the...

Importing Edgelists into RSiena

So, importing data into RSiena is a bit of a pain. The GUI has some support for importing Pajek files, for example, but I've been working mostly from the com...

Author Override

layout: post title: “Author Override” author: billy_rick modified: excerpt: “A post to test author overrides using a data file.” tags: []

Thesis Accepted

My thesis is defended, edited, and accepted. It's online at https://www.academia.edu/7544796/ONLINE_NATURALIZATION_EVOLVING_ROLES_IN_ONLINE_KNOWLEDGE_PRODUCT...

Thesis Defended!

I haven't kept up on this blog as much as I should have, but my thesis is done and defended!

.vimrc and Dropbox

If you have used vim for very long, you have almost certainly made some modifications to your .vimrc file - this is the file that stores configurations for h...

Roles Visualization

So, I thanks to some help from the very kind BrodieG on Stack Overflow, I was finally able to get some visualizations of the way that roles change over time....

Pasting text in Vim

So, I use Vim to do all of my programming, as well as for writing my thesis. Despite how often I use Vim, I'm not really a very expert user (as you will soon...

Visualizing Changing Roles over time

So, my main research question is about how people move through various roles in a community over time.In the end, I will be using social network analysis as ...

Sunbelt

I had a very good time at Sunbelt.I finally got a model that would converge in RSiena. My plan was to start with a simple model, and then to add more of my h...

Rethinking Some Measures

So, I've been reading more about how RSiena (and stochastic actor-oriented models) work, and I've been rethinking a few things.The ProblemBasically, they are...

Edgelists in RSiena

So, I've been storing my networks on my computer as full matrices. I have 3 different networks I'm looking at, with monthly snapshots, over 5 years, so there...

An Introduction

BackgroundI am a Master's student at Purdue, working on my thesis project. For my project, I am looking at the edits made in the online genealogy community W...