ENTRIES TAGGED "users"

Instagram: On being the product

Getting customers to use a service and then changing the rules isn't a decent way to treat people.

Let me start by saying that I’m not an Instagram user, and never have been. So I thought I could be somewhat dispassionate. But I’m finding that hard. The latest change to their terms of service is outrageous: their statement that, by signing up, you are allowing them to use your photographs without permission or compensation in any…
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Data Jujitsu: The art of turning data into product

Data Jujitsu: The art of turning data into product

Smart data scientists can make big problems small.

Having worked in academia, government and industry, I’ve had a unique opportunity to build products in each sector. Much of this product development has been around building data products. Just as methods for general product development have steadily improved, so have the ideas for developing data products. Thanks to large investments in the general area of…
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7 emergent themes from Webstock reveal a framework

7 emergent themes from Webstock reveal a framework

Agility, simplicity, and curiosity will define the next generation of apps and devices.

The speakers at the recent Webstock conference in New Zealand gravitated toward many of the same themes. Taken together, these themes create a framework for building the next generation of services, applications and devices.

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Facebook comments: Fewer and better, or just fewer?

Facebook comments: Fewer and better, or just fewer?

Alistair Croll and Sean Power examine the impact of Facebook's embedded comments tool.

Facebook's new embedded comments option offers websites an additional social layer, but does it attract or drive away content engagement?

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A new focus on user-friendly data analysis

A new focus on user-friendly data analysis

Developers and investors look to close the gap between data analysis and user experience.

The data analysis learning curve makes it largely inaccessible to the average business user, but a host of user-centric companies are looking to change that.

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