[FoRK] Big Data

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Mon Jan 30 15:41:25 PST 2012

I meant it *can* be used without owning it, not that there aren't 
companies that are doing both.   That makes fbook a cloud vendor and a 
big data vendor, but it's possible to be a big data vendor w/o being a 
cloud vendor.

One, other, both, neither.


On 1/30/2012 3:37 PM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
> Oh? Facebook refusing to ever delete anything is a huge part of their
> value to the government, and advertisers too I suppose. And their only
> visible value is putting ads in front of people that don't know about
> AdBlock and other tools.
> I had to turn AdBlock off the other day to get a Yahoo article to load,
> and the whole page was ads. I don't mean lots of ads around the edges,
> or it popped up and went away, I mean I had to scroll down >1000px to
> reach the first line of content. Facebook and Google must be drooling
> over (and working on) an interface that pure.
> But I have optimism for the future. Kids throw tantrums when a
> commercial comes on, tho even with PVR skipping TV is now boring
> compared to the iPad and other interactive fun. Frankly, they are
> oblivious that advertising even exists, and mad when it does intrude
> their flow.
> So all the revenue panic that's going on is just avoiding the inevitable
> conclusion - humans have evolved immunity to advertising. I hear
> exploiting addictions with free-to-play games is working well... for now.

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