ENTRIES TAGGED "digital nervous system"

True data liberation with IFTTT and Google Drive

Web services combine to give us our data, and help us use it.

The web service IFTTT (If this, then that) accesses popular web applications via their APIs, and lets users create new actions based on changes. For instance,…
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Why big data is big: the digital nervous system

Why we all need to understand and use big data.

Where does all the data in “big data” come from? And why isn’t big data just a concern for companies such as Facebook and Google? The answer is that the web companies are the forerunners. Driven by social, mobile, and cloud technology, there is an important transition taking place, leading us all to the…
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