This week’s digital round up focuses largely on Big Data. Oh dear not that old chestnut!
Well it’s very topical and while purists deny there is any such thing as Big Data – rather that there’s lots and lots of data – I’ll leave it at Big Data for the moment.
In this week’s digital roundup I look at blogs on data, content over SEO, the demise of websites, the resurgence of podcasts and a wearable health solution for cancer.
The first blog is is about Dadaviz, which is being called the YouTube of data visualisation. Dadaviz started out as Wikibrains, a simple web app making simple-to-visualise Wikipedia topics as bubble maps. This has since developed into a data visualisation business as people’s appetite’s for digesting online data through images have increased. The company’s aim is to be a portal for the best visualisation of data content on the web. Not too ambitious then…
Ever thought of Google as an animal?
I asked a group of friends this question recently and the answers were predictable and surprising in equal measure. The top 3 were:
- A poisonous spider
- A many headed hydra, which in Greek mythology had poisonous breath and blood so virulent that even its tracks were deadly
- J.A.R.V.I.S, Iron Man’s cybernetic butler.
The first two are dangerous, unfriendly, evil monsters, while the latter is the perfect companion, a well spoken English butler (if you like English butlers that is) who wants to take care of everything for you.
And that is Google in a nutshell; on the one hand evil, manipulative; on the other, friendly, helpful, good to have around.