Content. We're not so much waving in it, as drowning. IDC says that in 2011 we created 1.8 zettabytes (or 1.8 trillion GBs) of information. In 2012 it reached 2.8 zettabytes and IDC now forecasts that we will generate 40 zettabytes (ZB) by 2020. Of course, that's not all human-readable data but I've been looking around … Continue reading Paper.li – content aggregation for the easily frightened
Online wallets are insecure. Offline wallets can wind up in the local recycling facility. Entire exchanges go ‘pop!’, like balloons.
I've never lost any data. Ever. Actually, I tell a lie. I once lost ALL my data. I was recklessly drinking some Becks beer while doing some file management and somehow managed to delete everything from a drive that didn't have the trash can activated. Thirty rather desperate (and suddenly sober) minutes later, I'd downloaded … Continue reading Gotta love cloud storage
Quadrants. Marketers love 'em. Actually, I like them too. I like the way you can draw two axes and plot things on them, and get an instant idea of often quite complex issues. I've been using this approach quite a lot recently to plot social media. There are many, many things you can measure once … Continue reading Four-dimensional social media analysis (no, really)
This is a cross-post from Ranieri Communications... Have you seen Particle Fever yet? If not, you should. There’s a seminal moment when, on achieving collision, a Cern star states triumphantly: “We have data.” It’s the point at which the theorists craned their necks eager to see what the experimentalists could actually prove. Suddenly, this wasn’t … Continue reading Data, you need