Posts Tagged: data

Culture Wars: The Rise and Fall of Word Empires

What Google Books can teach us about hummus, God, and the Internet. I recently discovered Google’s Ngram Viewer, which graphs the historical frequency of words in the corpus of books. It’s similar to Google Trends, a tool to explore search volume

Culture Wars: The Rise and Fall of Word Empires

What Google Books can teach us about hummus, God, and the Internet. I recently discovered Google’s Ngram Viewer, which graphs the historical frequency of words in the corpus of books. It’s similar to Google Trends, a tool to explore search volume

Midnight Rumblings: History, Memory & Technology

In one of his final poems, Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai explains that forgetting is a part of memory, that it takes two generations to remember, and then one more to forget (Open Closed Open). How do we measure a generation of

Midnight Rumblings: History, Memory & Technology

In one of his final poems, Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai explains that forgetting is a part of memory, that it takes two generations to remember, and then one more to forget (Open Closed Open). How do we measure a generation of

How Companies Are Using Data from Foursquare

I published a piece in MIT Technology Review today titled “How Companies Are Using Data from Foursquare.” It’s part of a month-long series on how data analysis technologies are helping companies better understand customer needs, and ultimately improve customer service

How Companies Are Using Data from Foursquare

I published a piece in MIT Technology Review today titled “How Companies Are Using Data from Foursquare.” It’s part of a month-long series on how data analysis technologies are helping companies better understand customer needs, and ultimately improve customer service

Information Overload — On Waiting for Weight Watchers’ “Media Consumption Diet”

As anyone with siblings knows, competing for attention is a tough business. Take that competition online and situate it within an ever-expanding and rapidly growing competitive landscape, and “tough” starts to sound like a euphemism. When someone starts to think

Information Overload — On Waiting for Weight Watchers’ “Media Consumption Diet”

As anyone with siblings knows, competing for attention is a tough business. Take that competition online and situate it within an ever-expanding and rapidly growing competitive landscape, and “tough” starts to sound like a euphemism. When someone starts to think

Accountability in the Data-driven, Geo-located, Real-time, Uber-Connected Age

Heading downtown in a zooming cab last night, with arms fastened to the side handle and eyes widened as the cab driver nearly pummeled nearby bicyclist and baby, the topic of speed became increasingly palpable. The speed of the NY

Accountability in the Data-driven, Geo-located, Real-time, Uber-Connected Age

Heading downtown in a zooming cab last night, with arms fastened to the side handle and eyes widened as the cab driver nearly pummeled nearby bicyclist and baby, the topic of speed became increasingly palpable. The speed of the NY

Having It All

With the recession jumpstarting the transition toward a predominantly female workforce, journalists across the country have been plunging into the realm of gender diversity data, hoping to tell a coherent story about the progress and perils of working women. Both

Having It All

With the recession jumpstarting the transition toward a predominantly female workforce, journalists across the country have been plunging into the realm of gender diversity data, hoping to tell a coherent story about the progress and perils of working women. Both