You’ve heard of big data, you’ve heard of UGC, but have you heard of UGBD?

We’ve all heard it, the favorite advertising adage: New Year, New You!  So many people make a New Years resolution.  Lose weight, find love, climb a mountain…  Have you ever wondered what people around the world hope to achieve in 2013?  Google has created “Google Zeitgeist 2013” – a site that allows you to see what other people have claimed as their resolution for 2013 and add your own.  Puerto Rico even got in on the action:

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Why I’m Curious

For months, we’ve been hearing about the value of big data and all of the interesting ways it can be visualized in order to be sliced, diced and chopped into something useful.  This is the first time I’ve seen anyone create a platform for user generated big data, while this isn’t particularly useful, there are tons of applications for a platform like this.


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