“Tinder is often compared to a bar full of singles, but it’s more like a bar full of single people chosen for me while studying my behaviour, reading my diary and with new people constantly selected based on my live reactions.”
The “Internet of things, making objects smart and connected, will give way to the Internet of Me” where this connection of things will relay data about your usage in order to inform behavior change or action in the real world. …
We are moving from simply being the creators of data through our behavior to the real time consumers and owners of our own data – and it has big implications …
In the future, the best customer experiences will be those that can integrate the data a brand collects on a customer with the data a customer chooses to share in order to improve their own experience.
Businesses have spent years understanding the past. Twitter has found a way to measure the present.
Everyone is grabbing as much data as possible with very little attention on what is actually necessary for the services being provided. Most companies shouldn’t by design be collecting data unless it’s necessary for their service. Also, no one is auditing the data, and a lot of if is crap. Only a few companies have the really good big data.
Data is the new Oil. Data is just like crude. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used.
If the last century was marked by the ability to observe the interactions of physical matter—think of technologies like x-ray and radar—this century, he says, is going to be defined by the ability to observe people through the data they share.
What will it take to build emotive-and-empathic data experiences? Less data science and more data art — which, in other words, means that data wranglers have to develop correlations between data much like the human brain finds context. It is actually not about building the fanciest machine, but instead about the ability to ask the human questions. It is not about just being data informed, but being data aware and data intelligent.
‘Mobile search is just broken. Everyone in this goes to Yelp and searches and each of us get the same result. That’s clearly a broken model because every one of us is going to do different things or have different favorites’ [Dennis Crowley] said, highlighting that Foursquare’s focus is on personalized search, with result tailored to the user based on their previous information.
At present we rank photos, rate restaurants, like or dislike brands, retweet things we love. But if this idea of collaborative consumption takes hold — and I have no reason to think it won’t — we will be building a quantified society. We will be ranking real humans. The freelance workers — like the Uber drivers and Postmates couriers — are getting quantified. The best ones will continue to do well, but what about the others, the victims of this data darwinism? Do they have any protection or any rights?