One of my favorite topics is company culture and how it can save or kill a company. On AVC, Fred Wilson talks about the potential of relocating your company and the possible change of employee mindset from loyalists to mercenaries. In the world of data, we have two very good posts. On KDnuggets, we have… Read More Geek Reading June 30, 2015
So, Google+ is now open to everyone and it is growing like a weed. Facebook has gone and changed everything again. Some say it is in response to the circles in Google+, others say it is to make it more Twitter-like. People seem to be missing the point of all of these changes from Google+… Read More Facebook And Google Battle For Advertising
As the year comes to a close, it is time to reflect on what happened in the past year and what will come in the next year. Conveniently, I wrote a 2010 predictions post last year, so I can easily review how accurate those predictions were: Many tablets are released to much fanfare, and people… Read More A Look Back And A Look Ahead
Last year, I wrote about the ten most talked about posts of 2008 on this blog, and I figured it would be a good idea again for 2009. This list contains the posts with the most number of comments. Some of these are the same as those with the most page views, but some are… Read More RegularGeek Most Talked About Posts of 2009
By now, you have read dozens of posts regarding Google Public DNS. The basic idea is that Google has decided to release a faster DNS. This is not a new protocol, just a fast implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS). If you decide not to read the wikipedia entry, let me summarize DNS in… Read More Is Google Public DNS A Marketing Data Warehouse?
Twitter is placing itself in an interesting position. They love the growth of their user base, but sometimes they do not love the way people use the application. A simple example of this is the retweet. The community driven idea is copying someone’s tweet and prepending it with “RT” and possibly adding a short comment.… Read More Twitter Is Fighting With Their Users For Metadata
So, the news of the FriendFeed purchase by Facebook has spread very quickly. Now, we need to ask the question of why. Why did Facebook buy FriendFeed when they have been “stealing” features for quite some time? In that post two months ago, I mentioned that FriendFeed is innovating and we would see what the… Read More Why Did Facebook Buy FriendFeed?
I have been on a data mining kick lately due to the immense amount of information that sites like Facebook, Twitter and FriendFeed gather every day. I have always loved data mining, mainly because there are a lot of answers waiting to be found in large amounts of data. That being said, I know many… Read More A Really Gentle Introduction to Data Mining
A few days ago, Om Malik had some interesting analysis on the Bit.ly funding. The most important aspect of Bit.ly is not that it can shorten URLs. Instead its real prowess lies in its ability to track the click-performance of those URLs, and conversations around those links. It doesn’t matter where those URLs are embedded… Read More Why Is Data So Important?
Image by luc legay via Flickr As sites like Ning, Facebook and Twitter continue to grow and make their content readily available, what is possible starts to change. Social Media sites have mostly decided that a freely available API is good for both them and their users. Twitter is a perfect example of this idea.… Read More Social Media Mining, The Data Is Out There