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Visualizing the world's Twitter data - Jer Thorp

Social media helps McDonald’s change public perception

The NBA Playoffs And Social Data: What Does It Tell Us? (Infographic)

Being a basketball fan involves repeatedly experiencing exquisite joy and excruciating pain. Taken at scale, it’s even more evident in social media. So we asked MutualMind to try and quantify it for us given the incredible amount of social data around the NBA playoffs. Some of the results surprised …

‘Big Data’ Generates Big Returns: Q&A With VC Roger Ehrenberg

“Big data” investment is accelerating in the world of venture capitalists and the tech startups they are funding. The big data theme has attracted …

Reflections on IA Ventures, 3.5 years in

I periodically write about my learnings as the leader of IA Ventures, principally to unlock what is in my head and in my heart. As an operating …

Data Mining

Breaking through

I spend a bunch of time speaking at events, guest lecturing at friends’ classes and mentoring young people. It is something I feel passionately about …

Startups

What We Like About DataSift

<b>Making Data Accessible</b><p>I wanted to describe our latest investment as an online multi-tenant complex query tool for filtering and analyzing large …

Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks

Creating awareness for your brand and products is one of the lifebloods of technology startups yet in a world where so many companies are being …

The One Word That Shouldn’t Exist in an Entrepreneur’s Vocabulary

No.<p>The one word the best entrepreneurs never accept.<p>I said it.<p>Now let me walk you through a broader story because avoidance of the word in and of …

Twitter Data Maps Show How Interconnected Our World Really Is

Twitter moves so fast that if you blink, you’re bound to miss something. Each minute, an estimated 40,000 tweets are sent off blindly into world on …

Blog Awards Ireland finalists announced

Pictured: Lorna Sixsmith, Bunny and Amanda Webb react to some of the more exciting Irish blogs<p>Winners to be revealed on 4 October<p>23 September 2014 | 0<p>…

Hans Rosling: the man who's making data cool

He's been called the Jedi master of data visualisation, dubbed a statistics guru and introduced as the man in whose hands data sings. When it comes …

10 Lessons from the Top 25 Most Engaged Brands on Twitter

Mastering Twitter can be tricky and most organizations are playing defense. They are playing an intense game without rules, where new players can arrive on the scene at any time, and where one mistake can set the organization back for months. But those that have mastered Twitter are creating …

The Twitter Analytics Behind @AmericanAir's Grounding

With tens of thousands of American Airlines passengers grounded by an issue with their reservation system, the @AmericanAir Twitter handle lit up …

NBC and The Voice create a second screen audience for advertisers

Not many networks do social media as well as NBC has with <i>The Voice.</i><p>It’s become common practice for a show to casually toss a hashtag in the corner of …

Keyword Targeted Ads on Twitter: How Social Analytics Can Help

Last week, Twitter announced the new ability for advertisers to target keywords within timelines.<p>This presents some exciting possibilities for …

Blog - NetBase

What does customer care mean, and how/when do you focus on it? The answers are: always, and by applying social listening. Let's use the NetBase …

Blog - NetBase

May is arguably the month with the most whimsical start. From *NSYNC and Dream Girls memes, to Star Wars Day (May the 4th) and Cinco de Mayo (the …

Tapping the Power of Big Data for the Oil and Gas Industry | IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub

The petroleum industry is no stranger to large volumes of data. Operating in arguably the original sensor-based industry, oil and gas companies have …

How Big Data Can Improve Marketing and Customer Service

Spend any time in IT and you're bound to hear the expression, "You can't manage what you can't measure." Metrics is the mantra of many data center …

DataKind: Data for Social Change

Jake Porway is a man with a mission: take data out of its current, predominantly commercial use and transform it into an influential tool for social …

NeedTagger: Connecting buyers and sellers in the Intention Economy

Here at DataSift, we’re lucky to work with some amazing customers who are innovating in social to create the next-generation of social applications …

How Many B2B Leads Can You Get From Twitter?

<b>How many leads could your company get from Twitter, if you focused on it as a channel?</b><p>In this post we offer examples, facts and figures that will …

The Customer Search Engine for Social Media

LinkedIn's social marketing

<b>LinkedIn shows the power of harnessing social media</b><p>LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, this week ran a fantastically successful social …

iPhone creating a stir on social media

<b>Apple’s launch of the Apple iPhone 5 has caused a stir on both Twitter and Facebook in the last week.</b><p>Using YouGov SoMA, you can see that mentions of …