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Jonathan Gosier

Founder, D8A Group


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How do you deal with data deluge (too much email, too many tweets, etc.)?

Live TED Conversation: Join TED Fellow Jon Gosier

Jonathan Gosier is a designer, software developer, lover of data science and the co-founder of metaLayer which aims to contextualize the mobile and social web. He is the system architect of the SwiftRiver platform, an Ushahidi effort to make sense of streams of realtime data.

This conversation will open at 1:00PM on June 27th.


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  • Jun 27 2011: Just wait a few years, IBM will have figured out how to fit Watson into your pocket (with Facebook/Twitter Integration) :P

    In the meantime, I would be interested to see a higher level application that could accept Social Networking inputs, format them on the back-end and provide a very open API to developers to develop methods of working with the data.

    We've seen interesting things that are possible: word clouds, link parsers to pull news/pictures out of Twitter feeds, automatic translation between languages. But never in one interface, mostly because nobody has ever created one... similar to how we saw all kinds of cool widgets for cellphones until Apple/Google created the underlying OS and made it accessible for everybody. I think we need something similar for the social side of things.
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      Jun 27 2011: James have you herd of the following companies: DataSift.com, AboutEcho.com, or Swiftly.org? I only ask because all three do just what you've described with real-time content. In full disclosure, the last one (Swiftly) is one of my projects.

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