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…

Maintenance, Cost, and Quality: The 4th – 6th Challenge in Web Data Acquisition Project

Hello again. We have three more challenges to cover: Maintaining, Cost, and Quality. Let’s first do a quick recap. We have covered the first three challenges you can run into in web data acquisition projects: Setup, Banning, and Scaling. Now, in order to properly talk about the challenge in Maintaining a data acquisition project, let’s…

The curse of freedom

Unbounded freedom, infinite possibilities, and illusive empowerment can make the best prison. What do I mean by that? One example: The things I’m currently insecure about are things I think I can change: thinning hair, protruding belly, and verbal communication skill, to name a few. While my flat-bridged nose or square jaw feel more “it…

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