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Data, data, everywhere

May 7, 2010

Doug Glanville on baseball scouting, but he could have been writing about any modern data-driven industry: But when all is said and done, if you don’t have instincts for what is happening, a perpetual stream of information just becomes a time-stealing vortex, and useless at best — even though you may know a lot more […]

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The million dollar question

August 20, 2009

Straight from GigaOm, emphasis mine: Despite all the hype and excitement around the real-time web, access to real-time information online is hardly a new phenomenon. That fact stuck with me after talking to Chris Cox, Facebook’s product director, last week at the social networking company’s headquarters. As he noted, “Real time has been around since [the […]

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Twitter will/will not change your life

June 5, 2009

Time magazine has Twitter on the cover and can't gush enough about how the service will change your life. Remember when they had you on the cover? This is totally different. This is you distilled into 140 characters, which, naturally, is better. Obviously, I see the benefit of allowing people to upload their thoughts in […]

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The Web 2.0 bubble

May 17, 2009

Techcrunch disagrees with me, saying that "real time streams" are the future, and here to stay. Maybe this is the latest bout of irrational exuberance that lets us break out of the Web 2.0 paradigm and start thinking intelligently about Web 3.0? It was a similar hubris about the power of static/read-only web sites and […]

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Real time and the data society

May 16, 2009

The Times has gone all Twitterish - a new feature called Times Wire displays stories as they are published. It is the latest effort to cash in on the growing phenomenon of "real time search." The new Times page implies very simply that recency = importance, which just isn't the case, but somehow our need for […]

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