Thursday, February 28, 2013

I.B.M. Exploring New Feats for Watson -

And Now, From I.B.M., Chef Watson

I.B.M.’s Watson beat “Jeopardy” champions two years ago. But can it whip up something tasty in the kitchen?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Social networking sites and our lives | Pew Internet & American Life Project

The number of those using social networking sites has nearly doubled since 2008 and the population of SNS users has gotten older.

On Facebook on an average day:

15% of Facebook users update their own status.
22% comment on another’s post or status.
20% comment on another user’s photos.
26% “Like” another user’s content.
10% send another user a private message

Facebook users are more trusting than others.

Facebook users have more close relationships.

Facebook users get more social support than other people.

Facebook users are much more politically engaged than most people.

Facebook revives “dormant” relationships.

Social networking sites are increasingly used to keep up with close social ties.

MySpace users are more likely to be open to opposing points of view.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stats — Kickstarter

Stats — Kickstarter

Bonus Feature: Kickstarter by the Numbers
Total Projects Posted: 84,502
Total Projects Fully Financed: 35,405
Total Donations Since 2009: $470 million
Category With the Highest Success Rate: Dance (70.12%)
Lowest Success Rate: Fashion (27.42%)
Successfully Financed Projects That Raised More Than $1 Million: 20
Highest Total Amount Raised by One Project: $10,266,845 (Pebble E-Paper Watch)
Projects That Failed to Receive a Single Pledge: 9,265
Kickstarter-Financed Films That Appeared at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013: 17
Number That Won an Award: 5
(All statistics as of Jan. 29. From

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Philosophy of Data -

The Philosophy of Data - We now have the ability to gather huge amounts of data. This ability seems to carry with it certain cultural assumptions — that everything that can be measured should be measured; that data is a transparent and reliable lens that allows us to filter out emotionalism and ideology; that data will help us do remarkable things — like foretell the future.

Monday, February 4, 2013

B2B Marketing Stats for Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn | Social Media Today

B2B Marketing Stats for Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn | Social Media Today: Key Findings

In summary, these are the three key findings for each channel:

Facebook: Strongest channel for driving visits
LinkedIn: Strongest channel for driving pageviews
Twitter: Strongest channel for driving leads
This data reveals that one social channel might be more effective than another based on the goal you're trying to accomplish. However since they all have different strengths, an integrated marketing approach will give you the greatest results for your effort.