What are people trying to do with data? JTBD and DMCA

Why do people want data? What do people use it for? What are they trying to do, really? Put simply, four verbs: Decide, Monitor, Create, and Automate. Let’s first look at something called the JTBD framework. JB.. what? Jobs-to-be-done. Here’s a good description: https://www.productplan.com/glossary/jobs-to-be-done-framework/ The jobs-to-be-done framework is an approach to developing products based on…

Different levels of readiness when embarking on web data projects

I know I said we will look at different ways people use web data this week, but I realised there’s one other thing related to the six challenges worth discussing before moving on. It is the different levels of readiness / maturity when people embark on web data projects. I call it: “data-needs journey”. By…

Scaling: The Third Challenge in Web Data Acquisition Project

Sometimes you find that your current setup doesn’t give you the sufficient data to achieve your business goals. You might feel the need to increase the frequency, add the breadth of the data collection parameters for example keywords, zipcodes, categories, or add new data sources. You need to scale the project. What do you need…

6 Challenges in Web Data Acquisition Projects

Let’s talk about the six common challenges I see people face in data acquisition projects. Setup Banning Scaling Maintaining Cost Quality (of service and/or of data) Before diving in, the definition and scope of “data acquisition project” here is when the data you need exists on a website / other HTTP-accessible resources. This type of…

Social Media and I (part 2)

my social media usage is not a function of how much social interaction I need but simply whether or not i have the apps installed on my phone not having the apps makes it less convenient to spend hours on it. the web versions are just clunky, not as snappy, and doesn’t support posting stories,…

Email is still it

https://www.fastcompany.com/40572973/email-yes-email-is-the-next-great-media-platform of course email will never die. it’s still the main way for people to register for an account. it’s THE identity. everyone connected to the internet has an email sure there are problems with spam, cluttered and unorganised inboxes, but it is the direct channel to people’s attention. untampered by algorithms. one-on-one relationship. I…

yeah I like media

the shifts and cycle have been fascinating in the past 20 years…. search x curation public web x private web search engines x aggregators independent island x content platforms paywalls, free content hobby niche sites x hustle branding presence for viewership x self expression x autotelic (all valid and understandable. different games) wordpress is still…