Category Archives: Social Data

What Brands Can Learn From Pinterest’s Privacy Updates

In the midst of all the complexity and fear about data usage and privacy, it’s nice to see an example of disclosure done well. A couple of weeks ago, Pinterest announced Buyable Pins, which will enable their users to buy products directly … Continue reading

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Seeing through the customer’s eyes: the emerging science of photo analytics

I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel at Oracle Data Cloud Summit 2015, and to deliver a speech at SDL Innovate. The themes, respectively: “Listening to the Customer’s Voice,”and “Unlocking the Value of Social Data.” But it’s not just … 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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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

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Big Boulder Initiative: What’s on the Social Data Ethics Agenda for 2015?

Today, #snowpocalypse2015 permitting, the board of directors of the Big Boulder Initiative is meeting up in San Francisco to plan 2015 in more granular detail. As a member, I’m really proud of what we accomplished during the past year, but recognize that … Continue reading

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New Research: What Do We Do with All This Big Data?

In September, I had the opportunity to speak at TED@IBM in San Francisco about the implications of a data-rich world, and what we can do, as businesspeople, citizens, and consumers, to use it to our best advantage. Since then, I’ve … Continue reading

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