Category Archives: Big Data

Data Everywhere: Lessons from Big Data in the TV Industry

During the past several years, the television industry has changed dramatically, spurred by device proliferation, changing distribution methods, and the increasing popularity of social media. Today, TV is everywhere. It’s on your phone, your tablet, your gaming console and someday will be … Continue reading

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Facebook’s “Emotional Contagion” Experiment: Was it Ethical?

Update, June 29: Co-author Adam D. I. Kramer posts a response here. By now, you’ve probably heard that data scientists at Facebook recently published a study in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science revealing that, in their words, “emotional states can … Continue reading

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Social Data for Social Good: Five Lessons from Academia

In business, we spend a lot of time trying to understand social data and other forms of big data for strategic advantage: to make business decisions, increase revenue, reduce costs, improve relationships with customers and spur innovation. But what about … Continue reading

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Twitter Buys Gnip: What’s Next for the Social Data Ecosystem?

Today, Twitter announced its intent to purchase social data provider Gnip, one of its certified reseller partners, for an undisclosed sum. It’s not a surprising move in many ways, given the increasing pressure on Twitter to monetize its content. At the … Continue reading

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Superbowl Ads and Social Data: Where’s the End Zone?

Let me preface this  by admitting that I’m not an American football fan. Sorry. But I do love the window-dressing of the Superbowl: the inane commentary, the screams of joy and agony from the living room (and neighboring houses), the … Continue reading

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2014: The Year of Data Disruption

Linguist Geoff Nunberg’s annual “Word of the Year” posts offer an instructive peek into the American psyche. In 2012, he chose “Big Data”. In 2013, his pick was (no, not “twerk”) “selfie.” Nunberg makes his selections based on dominant news stories, … Continue reading

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Social Data Intelligence: Survey Says

Back in July, when we published Social Data Intelligence, we were curious to discover how organizations would rank themselves using the criteria in our maturity map. How many companies are in the “ad-hoc” stage? How many consider themselves to be … Continue reading

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The Emerging Social Data Ecosystem

It’s Social Data Week, and I spent Monday at DataSift’s San Francisco conference. Like Big Boulder (which is produced by Gnip and is now entering its third year), Social Data Week is focused on the emerging dialogue around social data, its stakeholders, … Continue reading

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Facebook Opens its Data API to (Some) Media Partners

Today, Facebook made an announcement that should interest anyone who uses social data. Effective immediately, Facebook will be opening its data API to a select group of media partners. According to today’s blog post, organizations that are part of this … Continue reading

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