Social Media

Opening Data to Innovation: stories, takeaways and twists

There's lot of discussion now about "big data" and "open data". I've hunted stories from Britain and Japan that fall into three groups: using patterns in visitor behaviour to redesign their experience; using social data and peer benchmarking to help individuals; and using crowdfunding to measure demand for innovative new products. Distilling takeaways and twists on each set of stories, I suggest four principles for working with data that relate to curiosity, empathy and generosity.

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Top 50 Innovation Twitter Sharers of 2014

We thought it would be a fun summer activity to pull together a list of the top innovation personalities and information sharers on twitter. We were curious to see who you follow or who you think people should investigate to learn more about. We received lots of nominations, mixed them together with some of our favorites and compiled them into a list to share back with you.

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