Data and your profile

Have you ever wondered what’s all the fuss about FaceBook and other social media sites? As one of my mentors said,  “it’s the data stupid!”

Take for example digitalselfie an open source software project that’s a Chrome extension. See a sample screen shot below.

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The longer the extension is installed, the more data it has work with and correspondingly the same with the history you have on FaceBook with your profile. A portion of the about page from the Data Selfie site follows…

Data Selfie explores our relationship to the online data we leave behind as a result of media consumption and social networks. In the modern age, almost everyone has an online representation of oneself and we are constantly and actively sharing information publically on various social media platforms. At the same time we are under constant surveillance by social media companies and “share” information unconsciously. How do our data profiles, the ones we actively create, compare to the profiles made by the machines at Facebook, Google and Co. – the profiles we never get to see, but unconsciously create?



Blurring the lines…

When you cross programmatic boundaries linguistically, you extend and expand the potential of your reach with programming languages. C, ASM, and Python are a potent combination of languages that can extend and expand your reach of your software and integration of the hardware and considerable pool of machines as well as elements of Input and Output. What about when you begin to include other systems of modeling information? Add Javascript to the mix and you have an ability to interact with the Internet and Webland.

Above, are a few links to other developers who have crossed the boundary between Javascript and Python.

I saw a similar idea, extending the Unreal4 Engine

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