We are constantly getting overloaded with data. Data itself isn't good enough without analysis and insights. We need to be able to visualize data, see trends and get insights. The following is a list of data visualization resources:
- visualization strategies hierarchical data
- Many Eyes from IBM is a bet on the power of human visual intelligence to find patterns
- bewitched.com has a list of data visualization developed.
One advance in charting is motion chart which can show five dimensions.
I haven't looked into details of all these plans/blogs. But I do have some thoughts about how I'd go about monetizing Twitter as if I am Twitter's product manager:
First, I'd just forget about conventional online advertising(CPC/CPM).
- people are on twitter to have conversations. If you are an advertiser that only cares about getting people off Twitter and go to your site, you don't really use Twitter's conversation workflow to market. You are working against Twitter users' behavior.