Tomorrow marks the beginning of Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference.  There are usually a series of significant announcements during the keynotes each day.  Rumors for this year include a possible Nexus tablet. I was lucky to get to go twice while I worked at Google — it’s a pretty cool event.

Google has this new liveblog tool that will stream video and announcements.  I’m embedding it here.

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Adventures in personal metrics. Here some interesting stats on my email habits since May 2007 – five years ago next week, when I graduated from college and first started using Gmail full-time.

~22,000 conversations. I started 15% of them and replied to 17% of the rest. 4,011 different people sent me emails, and a surprising 78% of those were sent directly to me rather than to a mailing list.

(Note: although I wasn’t originally, I have become more judicious about actually deleting emails that don’t need to be archived, like promotional emails or newsletters. So I think some of these numbers may be skewed).

I like that my responses to people are shorter and quicker than their responses to me. :)

(Collected using Gmail Meter).


Good news!  My student note was selected for publication in the first issue of Volume 54 of the William & Mary Law Review.  My note deals with the question of whether, under current law, the government may forbid social media services like Twitter or Facebook from being accessed in countries subject to U.S. export regulations (i.e. economic sanctions).  I argue that it cannot.

Issue 1 will be out around November.