Showing posts from March, 2014

Data tells lies, so what should you ask? @JHISteve

Source : Great article from Steven Thomson He sets out questions to ask next time you're about to make a big decision based on a particular set of data: Are you measuring the right thing? In almost any data-gathering situation, there are far more types of information that could be gathered than you can possibly tackle. Compare the contradictory claims that U.S. wireless phone providers make for their network coverage. No one's lying--they're all just picking different aspects of coverage to measure. Are you measuring it accurately? There are far more ways to screw up a measurement than there are to get it right. Ever compare election results to what the polls had said right up to the end? And political pollsters are the rocket scientists of data gathering--it's downhill from there. Are you interpreting the data wisely? Unless someone is inside trading, all inve

The potential of SixthSense technology

Thinking about data and what it can tell us. A new equation for intelligence

Thinking about data and what it can tell us Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It's F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross explains what in the world that means.

classic Rory Sutherland #ogilvylabs #trust #data @rorysutherland

Commitment devices need to be understood

Social Media Life Cycle #infographic


How to Tell if Someone Is Lying #HBR - data is beautiful

Source: To accurately infer another’s intentions, you need to look for  a set  of cues — gestures that together can more accurately predict or reveal motivation. Here’s how my colleagues and I identified the four key ones (with the help of a robot, of course) and the outcome is that if you express these gestures, you are probably less trustworthy…. 1.        Hand touching 2.        Face touching 3.        Crossing arms 4.        Leaning away So What:   nothing that new, except that it was a robot which was the control, unlike previous studies. As Robots come into play more and more, the person who codes them can become the double bluff.  Trick you with emotions of love and steal your wallet in the process. Don’t believe me then watch – Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul”

Data and The Formation of Love = what data can tell us

Source : This is the Facebook view of the world of relationships which start with a period of courtship on Facebook ( e.g messages are exchanged, profiles are visited, posts are shared on each other's timelines.) = snooping.  The graph shows the average number of timeline posts exchanged between two people who are about to become a couple. We studied the group of people who changed their status from "Single" to "In a relationship" and also stated an anniversary date as the start of their relationship. During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple. When the relationship starts ("day 0"), posts begin to decrease. We observe a peak of 1.67 posts per day 12 days before the relationship begins, and a lowest point of 1.53 posts per day 85 days int

Report: #MOBILE #PRIVACY: Consumer research insights and considerations for policymakers #gsma

Source and download : GSMA Claim: MOBILE USERS’ PRIVACY FEARS ARE HOLDING BACK THE GROWTH OF MOBILE APPS AND SERVICES However, lots of good data in this report to say many people are worried, however all of us think that the value of mobility and access out weights the privacy concerns. Why can we say this; well all (3.4bn) of us love our mobiles and just get on with it.

Facebook is changing its policies regarding profiles of users who have passed away. #digitalfootprint

Image source: Associated Press Facebook  has changed its policies regarding profiles of users who have passed away. Feb 21 st 2014. A memorialized Facebook profile (when someone has died) was only visible to friends of the deceased, but now Facebook has altered its privacy settings on memorialized profiles so that all functions operate as they did when the user was active on the platform. For example, if a user kept his profile public to anyone on Facebook, that is the way his profile will be even after his passing. " This will allow people to see memorialized profiles in a manner consistent with the deceased person's expectations of privacy," members of Facebook's community team wrote in their blog. " We are respecting the choices a person made in life while giving their extended community of family and friends ongoing visibility to the same content they could always see ." The policy change involves "Look Back" videos, which wer