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72hrs in the Life of Content on Twitter (& other Social Media)

An analysis of my article on Social Media Today

C’mon, People, Be Social.

A Personal Twitter Experiment

Like many, over the years I've fallen for the interconnectivity of Twitter. The glorious randomness of…

(Fake) friends with (Real) benefits

I paid $5 for 4,000 Twitter followers, and here’s what I found

Will Skynet soon be a reality?

Big data will drive AI in unimaginable ways in the coming years. A future full of wonder, amazing opportunity and invention.

Data is being used to make decisions in ways people thought belonged only in science fiction. As technology has evolved, so has the amount of data collected and our ability to translate it into…

Philosophy of Data Organization

Thoughts from a Data Accumulator

I would be a liar if I said I was an overly organized person. I believe that like things should be grouped together and everything is to have its place, but I follow something of a level of acceptable chaos. Nothing is organized completely, and I don’t really believe it is possible to have complete…

MongoDB Relations

Embedding and referencing docucments

Mongo’s relations are the NoSQL equivalent of associations found in relational databases. While serving a…

Data Isn’t Cool. You Know What’s Cool? Insight.

Digging deeper into startup business metrics, with inspiration from Pinterest’s John Egan

Big Data, Disillusionment, and the Missing Links

What needs to change to get the most out of our data

History is History

Our time in history will be defined by the data we create today

History, as we know it, is history. We have reached a point where the data we create each day is stored indefinitely.

Indefinitely — for an unlimited or unspecified period of time


Why is a kilobyte sometimes 1000 and sometimes 1024 bytes? And what the heck is a kilobit?

Building A Successful Analytics Organization

The keys to building and running a successful analytics team.

Escape Velocity

Why Data May Not Help You Diet

In the beginning, there was the pedometer. Bulky, ugly, their existence served a single purpose: to count. Onward…

My data, my key

I want service providers to send me a welcome email with my user name, my password — and my API key.

An Obligatory Post on Big Data

Because Disruption

The real promise of big data

It’s changing the whole way humans will solve problems

Note: A version of this piece was published on VentureBeat

Current “big data” and “API-ification” trends can trace their roots to a definition Kant first coined in the 18th century. In his Critique of Pure Reason, Kant drew a dichotomy between analytic and…

We need data in PR

If creativity lets the PR industry down, then perhaps it’s time to bring data into the equation.

My Man Crush on Nate Silver’s Big Data

How He’s Making Skepticism Fashionable Again

I have, for quite some time, had a man crush on Nate Silver. If you don’t know who that is, he’s best known for “predicting” accurately both of the last presidential elections and almost all of the senate races. (I feel obliged to put predicting in quotes because I have many…

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