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Social Network Analysis tool for LMS fora

[SNAPP](http://www.snappvis.org/) is an interesting browser bookmarklet that will analyse a forum and build a social graph of the participants, providing a way to model interactions of the forum participants. This is a neat project that feeds into the growing domain of learning analytics. Continue reading Social Network Analysis tool for LMS fora

Google graph engine cloned in Goldenorb

Google releases the odd bit of research on what is happening in the mothership. In some cases, Google will publish research papers describing one of the proprietary platforms driving its back end, and to a certain degree this allows outside developers to mimic these platforms with open source projects. Google papers on its GFS distributed file system and MapReduce distributed number-crunching platform, for example, gave rise to the open source [Hadoop](http://hadoop.apache.org/), and a paper on its BigTable distributed database sparked the open source [HBase project](http://hbase.apache.org/). Google published news of [Pregel](http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2009/06/large-scale-graph-computing-at-google.html) and now another OSS project has been brought from the forge. Continue reading Google graph engine cloned in Goldenorb