All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Data’

Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics

Facebook’s already tenuous relationship with its users over privacy and the sharing of personal information has a new wrinkle, as it looks like Facebook has waded into the retail sales tracking business. According to The Financial Times, Facebook has already measured the effectiveness of a few dozen ad campaigns with the help of a data mining company called Datalogix. Measuring …

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Wolfram Alpha Shows You A Whole Lot Of Personalized Facebook Data

Wolfram Alpha announced the launch of a pretty cool new personal Facebook analytics tool. All you have to do is type “facebook report” into Wolfram Alpha. Just click the button that says “Analyze my Facebook data,” allow it to access your data, and bam. Tons of personalized data about your Facebook universe. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. …

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The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day

If Facebook’s underperforming stock value has made you think that the social media giant is withering away into nothingness, think again. The network is still a well-oiled machine, a beast of data processing that has some impressive numbers to back it up. And a top-level Facebook engineer has just revealed much of the extent of it. Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP …

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Visualizing A Pizza Delivery Driver’s Route in New York City

One of the newer trends of the web concerns taking reams of data and adding some sort of visualization to it. We’ve seen it with Twitter use during the Japanese earthquakes and with 56 years worth of tornado data to name a couple of these visual transformations. Thanks to a find over at Laughing Squid (Via The World’s Best Ever …

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Facebook: Despite Alarmist Statuses, We Still Don’t Own Your Content

Facebook has taken it upon themselves to comment on a recent viral status update that you may or may not have seen floating around your parts in the past couple of days. The status varies a bit, but usually takes the form of accusing Facebook of being unfriendly towards privacy now that they are a publicly traded company. The status …

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Study: IPhone Users Hog All the Data

The Huffington Post is reporting a study that finds iPhone users comprise 80 percent of the top 10% of data users. The report comes from consulting firm Analysys Mason, who revealed that among the smartphone users that fall in the 70th percentile for data use, three times as many of them are iPhones than HTC, which is the second biggest …

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Facebook’s Open Graph Is Dominating The Internet

The image you see above is not the visualizer from Windows Media Player 6. It’s a chart that shows how many links containing Open Graph tags have gone through through Embedly. The image illustrates a massive 42 percent of all URLs going through their API contains one or more Open Graph tags. Embedly recently posted on their blog a question …

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Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Over Facebook

In Albermarle, North Carolina, a fed-up father took his frustrations out on his daughter’s laptop after reading her Facebook page. On Wednesday, Tommy Jordan shot and killed his daughter Hannah’s laptop in a domestic tit-for-tat battle he and his 15-year-old decided to take online. The laptop ended up as the ultimate loser when Jordan emptied nine shots into it. The …

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Twitter Hands Over User’s Data To Police

Twitter cooperated with Boston police yesterday. The online social media giant handed over a subscriber’s information regarding a Twitter account tied to the Occupy Boston protest. Back in December, a subpoena was sent to Twitter requesting information on several Twitter subscriber accounts and hashtags. A prosecutor from Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office explained the information was necessary for …

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Interview: What the FBI’s Social Media Monitoring Tool Could Look Like

In January, the FBI openly requested help from the tech community in the development of a social media application. The bureau is seeking a system that could help it sift through social networking sites for signs of potential terrorism, crime, or other matters of national security.

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Mobile Internet Doubling In Usage

Mobile web is such a great convenience, what with being able to easily and quickly access information, often faster than that of high-speed or broadband on most PC’s or laptops. According to StatCounter.com, mobile internet usage has sky-rocketed up to 8 1/2 percent this year; way up from only 4.3 percent last year comparatively. The graph below shows what it …

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The Facebook Timeline Is Coming, And It Scares A Lot Of People

The new Facebook Timeline is not the most popular feature that Facebook has ever introduced. Granted, it’s well documented that Facebook users are often super-resistant to change, but for some the new Timeline goes beyond minor annoyances like crowded layouts and superfluous features. For many users, it’s a real issue of privacy. For awhile now, users have been able to …

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