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What the end of the Twitter-DataSift partnership means for customers

Disclosures Let’s get this out of the way right up front. DataSift is a client of mine at Altimeter Group. I am closely connected to Twitter via my role as a board member of the Big Boulder Initiative, of which … Continue reading

Posted in Analytics, Big Boulder Initiative, DataSift, Facebook, Sentiment Analysis, Social Analytics, Social Data, Social media, Social media measurement, Twitter, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Who will win the cloud wars? (Hint: wrong question)

Like many analysts, I’ve spent the last month or so crisscrossing the country looking at clouds*: marketing clouds, sales clouds, service clouds. I’ve been on busses, at dinners, in keynote speeches and presentations and one-on-one meetings. I’ve collected more badges … Continue reading

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SXSW15 Redux: What happens at SX spreads everywhere

First, let’s get this out of the way: every year, SXSW regulars say the festival has jumped the shark. It’s too big, there are too many panels, and they’re poorly curated. It’s impossible to get anywhere. Too many lines, too … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, data privacy, Data Science, data security, digital ethics, Ethics, Policy, Privacy, Social Data, social data ethics, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

This week in #digitalethics: the useful versus creepy problem

Remember when we were twelve, and we thought the funniest thing ever was to play the game where you add the phrase “in bed” to every sentence? As the mom to a middle-schooler, I’m rapidly being re-introduced to this delightful … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, behavior, Big Data, Data Science, Ethics, Innovation, Internet of Things, social data ethics, Television, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

TED Talk: What do we do with all this big data?

On September 23, 2014, I had the honor of presenting a talk on Big Data at TED@IBM at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco, California alongside an amazing group of people, including Altimeter’s own Charlene Li. It was an incredible day; … Continue reading

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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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