Googlewhacking: a great example of digital ephemera

Hands up if you know what a Googlewhack is? I’ve recently re-aquainted myself with the term after discovering the 2005 book “Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure”, during some pre-Christmas house painting (an ancient and compulsory tradition my wife assures me). Basically a Googlewhack is what happens when you put two words in to Google, click search, […]

Google Flu, Big Data and The Woozle Effect

I’ve been worrying about Big Data recently. Worried mainly because I don’t really understand what it’s all about. Worried, and fearful, that I’ve been left behind as one of the ignorant (and exploitable) herd, while the ‘Big Data Hipsters’ head off into the distance, on their fixed gear bicycles. My anxiety started with Google Flu, […]