Posts Tagged ‘data mining’

We Are Hunted

In Fresh on March 7, 2010 at 6:36 PM
Here‘s a new way to find music. Sure, it’s just another list. But how they have compiled it is what intrigues me. In their own words:

We listen to what people are saying about artists and their music on blogs, social networks like Facebook and MySpace, message boards and forums, Twitter and P2P networks to chart the top songs online everyday.

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In Financial, Fresh, Popular Posts on June 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM

There’s been a great deal of chatter in the business community about Twitter. To me, most of it appears to be excited businessmen smelling a hot commodity, but still struggling to understand what makes Twitter so popular. Here is an article where a businessman shares his insights by creating a parallel between Twitter/Facebook and the Id/Ego. Just the fact that he’s trying to force Twitter into an existing and familiar framework not only seems forced, but it’s a reflection of about 90% of the business thinking surrounding new ideas like Twitter. Too often there’s a disconnect between a hot technology idea like Twitter, and the people with money to spend on these ideas. There is an inclination to squeeze these ideas into an old-fashioned business model, until profits oozes out.

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