On visual web, a photo is worth more than a 1000 words

Photos, photos and more photos! Photos are the atomic unit of social platforms. Photos and visuals are the common language of the Internet. It is hardly a surprise then, that we are going to upload nearly 900 billion photos to the Internet this year. Or that, Snapchat is worth tens-of-billions of dollars. What is more amazing is that we have only, barely scratched the surface when it comes to the potential of turning on the cameras. Here is a personal essay on why I am excited about photos, the visual web, computer vision and the far reaching impact of visual sensors.  Continue reading “On visual web, a photo is worth more than a 1000 words”

What I am reading today

Sorry Biz, Jelly isn’t really my jam. [Sarah Lacy] Dating in the expanded field. [The New Inquiry] Kids for Cash: A shocking juvenile justice scandal. [Democracy Now] Life, Death, Privacy & the Internet. Anonymity from the front line. [Kevin Abosch] Vente Privee seeks $11 billion in revenues with flash sales online [Bloomberg] Which Internet stock … Continue reading What I am reading today