Facebook is like the drinking game “I Have Never…”

I was at ProductTank in London last night. As is often the case, my post-talk discussion with other delegates over beer rapidly descended into farce. We ended up talking about Facebook’s Timeline, which everyone’s been forced to adopt, and how Facebook and Twitter differ from Google in terms of what they know and what they infer about you. It was at this point that we came to the realisation that Facebook was essentially playing an elaborate version of the drinking game of “I Have Never…”. All is explained after the break.

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Big Data – Big Deal?

Everyone seems to be hyping Big Data right now.  I think we’ve reached that slightly scary point where CEOs are aware of Big Data and are beginning to think it a panacea for all business ills.  But I’m asking the question: what’s the big deal with Big Data?

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