Category Archives: Facebook

Tim Cook Just Threw Down on Data Privacy, And It Was Awesome

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave what TechCrunch called a “blistering speech” on data privacy Monday night at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) “Champions of Freedom” event. “I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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