At the end of 2009, I launched a personal blog. It was hosted on ommalik.com, then omis.me, and eventually finding home at this final domain, Om.co. It has been my homestead on the web for almost a decade and has survived the vagaries of the modern Internet. Social networks may have taken some of the … Continue reading Best of the 2010s: Some of my favorite pieces from the last ten years
I am a long time Spotify customer, and over the years, I have appreciated their data-driven approach to surfacing the music I might like. However, what I absolutely love is their year-end wrap-ups about my listening habits. And this year, they have gone above and beyond and come up the decade long wrap up of … Continue reading Spotify Wrapped: Data Story Done Right
The ongoing erosion of privacy & data-driven tracking of citizens is an existential threat to democracy, write Mark Cuban. [Mark Cuban] Continue reading What do you have to hide?
Nick Felton, formerly of Facebook, is quite a data visualization artist. I have always enjoyed his annual self-quantified reports, where he uses data to tell the story of his year. He recently sat down with folks from Ghostly and talked about his love affair with data, data visualization and what’s next. It is a great read. … Continue reading In conversation with Nick Felton (@feltron)
Google’s road map to global domination. A great piece about Google building out its maps and going places where no camera has gone before. We are re-living a traditional Victorian Christmas — of excess for the few and struggle for many. Things never really change, the New Statesman argues. 2014 IT tech predictions from Mike … Continue reading What I am reading today