Posts Tagged ‘information’

  • Prices convey information.

    Speed Pricing

    Sep 6, 12 • 350 Views • No Comments

    What does a price tell you? Assume that you were going to purchase a GE Advantium 120 microwave oven on Sunday, August 12. Comparing Sears, Best Buy and Amazon’s sellers at 3 a.m., you would have seen, respectively, $899.99, 809.99 and 744.46. At...  [read more]

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    What Can An N-Gram Tell Us?

    Dec 20, 11 • 252 Views • No Comments

    For laughing and learning this TED talk is wonderful.  Having digitized 15 million books, Google enabled us to access a mammoth body of knowledge. However, just reading the entries from the year 2000, without eating or sleeping, absorbing 200 words a...  [read more]

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    “Tweetquakes”

    Aug 29, 11 • 292 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes Tweets travel faster than seismic waves. And then, what happens? In this wonderful webcomic from April 2010, an earthquake strikes, people Tweet, and within seconds, the news beats the temblor’s spread. Do people run for safety? No. They send...  [read more]