Data from Everywhere, Personalize Anywhere

This week Facebook unveiled a new mobile ad network at its F8 conference. The purpose of the network is for Facebook to sell ads outside of Facebook.com and outside the Facebook mobile app. If Facebook’s direction or strategy isn’t clear, let me spell it out: Harvest personal data from multiple apps, then sell personalized advertising […]

Frames and the Personal Cloud

Forrester's Frank Gillett recently published a new report on the growth of tablets titled "Tablets will rule the future Personal Computing Landscape" Of specific interest to me was Frank's view on how tablets and a new form of personal computer they call "frames" will interact with the personal cloud. "We predict a new form of […]

Human Behavior as the start of Social Design

Jenn Webb interviewed Paul Adams in prep for Web 2.0 Expo scheduled for later this month.   The interview is well worth a read. You should also keep an eye out for Paul's forth coming book titled "Social Circles" (I've already pre-ordered).    One of many interesting quotes from Paul's interview includes:  "Our (mobile) phone, or whatever we carry […]

True Value to be found in Sensing Relevance

"Context, the weaving together of interrelated conditions that brings meaning to why a person is doing something, is the key to delivering relevance.   The only thing of true value in a user-controlled medium is relevance."  @jonathanmendez , Display's Matching Problem   I agree with Jonathan and like his vision for integrating the emerging "sensing […]

Visualizing Meaning and Seeing Sentiment

information aesthetics (where form follows data) continues to provide insight and leadership on information visualization.   I like the current post highlighting Pecha Kucha's presentation at Ignite Salt Lake (see below) with Mattias Shapiro discussing how different data visualization techniques can be used to determine what particular datasets are telling us. In the Conversation / […]