Page Rank is the original algorithm for determining the importance of a web page that catapulted Google into the search engine stratosphere. A key concept in the algorithm… Read more “The SEO circle of life”
Big Data in the Big Apple: How New York’s first “director of analytics” revolutionized the city’s building inspections. http://goo.gl/vjDgY
This interview covers insights into how analytics was embedded into the operations of the campaign, how Facebook was used, and the different areas the analysis group contributed… Read more “KDD interview with Rayid Ghani – Obama’s chief campaign scientist”
Here’s one for the doodly-challenged: Zwibbler allows you to create and save digital images in the browser that look like they were hand-drawn. Useful if you want to… Read more “Make hand-drawn images with Zwibbler”
If you are one of the many people like me who uses Gmail as a ‘note to self’ repository, you could save a little time by adding a… Read more “Quickly send Gmail ‘notes to self’ with a chrome bookmarklet”
http://jsbeautifier.org/ – makes minified JS human readable again!
Another article on the Obama team’s use of data: http://goo.gl/mIPsv . Also, http://www.propublica.org/article/everything-we-know-so-far-about-obamas-big-data-operation
That was just one of several ways that Mr. Obama’s campaign operations, some unnoticed by Mr. Romney’s aides in Boston, helped save the president’s candidacy. In Chicago,… Read more “Obama campaign relies heavily on analytics (again)”