Most of the routes should work, but only what’s needed for slam-dunk has been tested.
Still missing documentation but try it out.
Are.na network visualization app spider, gives you a few parameters to create a graph with live links to channels and users.
Interested in building applications for research as a community, see Research Tactics
Quick explanation of new Are.na topic modeling package, leibniz, uses MCMC and word2vec
What can we infer from the latent structure of the channel-channel or block-channel graph?
Could a bot that sees the graph differently than a typical user and packages analyses as channels be interesting?
Possible to make widgets that seamlessly integrate into the Are.na UI by leveraging Are.na's ability to pull in embedded content (currently uses embedly to whitelist).
An Are.na enhancement extension, similar to RES could also be an interesting site for developers to collaborate on community projects.
Are.na is committed to not using algorithms to dictate what users see, but are there ways for users to surface interesting content themselves using their own algorithms?
What makes Are.na special is its users and how their intent structures information. Bots have the potential to dilute this.
Bots aren’t interesting in themselves, what users do with bots might be (intent is key).
Generally, it’s a positive experience when someone discovers a research collection you may have assembled in the past. A bot that kicks up this information could potentially be obnoxious.
Bots could do maintenance tasks, like building superchannels, to minimize disruption because users can choose to unfollow.
However notifications are not consensual at the moment (currently no way to suppress a notification if a bot starts connecting things you own).
Bots that connect to services outside of Are.na, twitter, slack, etc., could link people back in and bring more users.
Devs should be encouraged to build things, but mindful of the above. We should look to set a precedent that’s in keeping with the community’s values.
Are.na as a platform for agency work
This was something that had been discussed from the very beginning, using Are.na as a backend for arranging ideas, and then structuring that information for client presentations or full websites, see Cleopatra's.
Seems many people would still be interested in integrating more tightly with Are.na, just need a few solid components & documentation.
Has Are.na considered allowing users to add information to connections?
Yes, there is some concern the UI would be too confusing, especially for new users.
What are the possible use cases?
Specify how and when a website/bot built with Are.na posts a piece of content.
Contextually describe ownership and other associated properties.