Ambient reality, data overload, social business, and creating ethical standards amid a quickly burgeoning socia-media landscape are some of the themes dominating conversations this year at tech conferences like SXSW. Here's a quick crib sheet.
Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 billion emails were sent. No wonder content curation is one of the most important jobs of our digital age.
Moderating a panel on curation at last weeks BlogWorldExpoNY, I got caught in the crossfire among Paper.li's Edouard Lambelet, Eric Hippeau, and Magnify's Steve Rosenbaum. Is curation a good thing? Or something that can limit discovery and force us into old conclusions?
After weeks of survey research, it turns out--the bounty and abundance of web data is out of control. As Google's Eric Schmidt has been quoted, from the beginning of time to 2003, we created 5 Exabytes of data. We're now creating that every two days--and it's accelerating.