Google’s past data efforts were largely tied to the discovery and categorization of information, but Google+ adds a new component to that mix: people.
This shift raises a host of important questions:
- How will the social data from Google+ be put to use?
- Is social data critical to Google’s mission of organizing the world’s information, or is it more aligned with the company’s advertising model?
- What long-term value does this data bring to users and Google itself?
Tim O’Reilly and Google VP of Product Management Bradley Horowitz will explore these questions and others during a free webcast on Tuesday, August 23 at 10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT.
The webcast offers an extended preview of another conversation taking place at O’Reilly’s Strata Summit, Sept. 20-21, in New York City. Part of a week-long series devoted to data, Strata Summit offers two days of high-level strategies for thriving in “the harsh light of data,” delivered by the business and technology pioneers currently leading the way.