Here's hoping that the people entrusted with investing in it understand that connection. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/brain-initiative-launches-moonshot-to-explore-the-frontier-of-the-mind/
Jonathan Stray lays it all out: https://www.scribd.com/doc/263257938/Seeing-Media-Polarization-through-Data
Keep the caveat of flu trends in mind: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/google-flu-tracker-overestimated-cases-study-argues-pointing-to-flaws-in-big-data/2014/03/17/995c6656-adba-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html
Decade of memories: gone.
"Imagine what your perfect source would tweet, or what you yourself would tweet in that situation, and search for the words that would probably be in it."- Daniel Victor https://medium.com/@bydanielvictor/the-one-word-reporters-should-add-to-twitter-searches-that-you-probably-haven-t-considered-fadab1bc34e8
Graphic source: http://kevinanderson.nl/how-many-people-are-publicly-using-google-plus/
, writing for Business Insider, concludes that is "giving up on pitching as a social network aimed at competing with Facebook. Instead, Google+ will become two separate pieces: Photos and Streams."
What's available in the public record and reports that contain anonymous Google insiders point to Google chasing Facebook in trying to create something Facebook-like and failing to do so, foundering in the face of users that already had many options and a circle-metaphor that didn't appeal to enough people.
I'm still not convinced that Google+ is the failure that I see portrayed in most media, though, despite its utility as a punchline. I was influenced by 's thinking on Google+ and discussions in 2011 to think about it not as a destination but glue to make the rest of Google's products more social. I think Google+'s legacy will be more than Photos and Streams, whatever that looks like: it will be as a backbone for digital identity, particularly if Google becomes an identity provider for government services.
What do you think?
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