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Now wouldn't one think that participating celebrities would have to be paid quite a lot not to just abandon FB, I know I wouldn't co-operate if someone was trying to make money off my name without a significant percentage of the take by way of financial compensation.There’s even the option to pay more to grab the attention of your favourite celebrity, with the charge levied on a sliding scale depending on their fame and popularity.
They are rapidly becoming a definition of big brother, do people actually know they now save all your searches on facebook as well.They are trying to monetize the business, under pressure from shareholders, but this is utterly ridiculous. Facebook is already passé and I wouldn't expect it to retain anything like its current presence within the next two to three years.
It may not go the way of Bebo, but a big fall is coming. They've become the definition of "corporate", and not in a good way.
Actually it is not. Logging data on a service with hundreds, if not thousands of queries per second requires good design and hardware resources. The cost per GB of harddrive space was a lot higher then than it is now. From what I remember of Altavista's design, it didn't use queries in the feedback loop.The recording of searches is a very simple and almost resource free process. I would be very surprised if Altavista didn't save their logs.
Social Network Analysis, buying intentions all sorts of stuff can be determined from queries. That's what makes them so valuable.Do you know why they save people searches for.
I doubt that very much. Even my 11 year old niece knows what they do with the data.Social Network Analysis, buying intentions all sorts of stuff can be determined from queries. That's what makes them so valuable.
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The wafflers in the Irish "technology" press have absolutely no idea of what can be done with this kind of data and how intrusive it can be.
Perhaps she could explain it to the "technology" journalists then. The quality of some the information can be mined from this data is extremely high due to the context. Most of the people who claim to be technology journalists haven't a clue about technology and are just from Arts (rather than STEM) backgrounds. They have very little technological knowledge upon which to draw when trying to understand technology or any of its specialisations. Datamining and super crunching is an even more specialised field and beyond the usual buzzwords (Big Data, datamining etc) they just haven't a clue about what can be done with the data.I doubt that very much. Even my 11 year old niece knows what they do with the data.