Facebook Analytics tool is going away soon

After June 30, 2021, Facebook Analytics will no longer be available. Facebook Analytics may have provided reporting about your website, mobile app, Facebook Page and Instagram Profile depending upon your account setup which you may need to salvage before the projected date.

The Surveillance Economy

An argument on tech companies on how they collect so much personal data for profit, that they’re changing the fundamentals of economies and way of life. More Information IRL Podcast Download MP3

3 ways data analytics can fail

Whether you are using a spreadsheet or advanced data analytics with machine learning or AI – unless you are vigilant, your foraging for insights from data can so easily go wrong. A big part of the problem is that ultimately, data is always viewed through a human lens. Unfortunately, our brains did not evolve to process complex numerical data and our instincts, biases and desires can significantly alter our understanding of the data being presented...

Data Analytics: Past, Present and Future

The desire to look into the future is as old as humanity itself. From wanting to know where the next meal is coming from to placing bets on the Grand National – a view of the future has an obvious attraction. Nowadays, businesses are turning from witchcraft and wizardry and looking to something a little more scientific. They want to figure out what is to come and give themselves an edge.  These days, it’s all...

Google launches Measure Matters

The Google Analytics team has launched a video series called Measure Matters that looks at best practices on using Google Analytics with data. While some of the topics sound rather too ‘marketeery’, others have info of interest to developers. The series started in May with a deep dive into Machine Learning. This looked at automated insights within Google Analytics, and how they use machine intelligence to find interesting insights from the many combinations of metrics...

Twitter Donate Heron To Apache

Twitter Heron, Twitter’s real-time streaming and analytics platform, has been donated to the Apache Incubator program. Heron was open sourced in 2016, and is used to process the billions of events generated at Twitter every day. Heron is a directed acyclic graph (DAG) data processing engine  that is backwards compatible with Apache Storm, which the same team open sourced in 2011 and donated to Apache. Heron was designed to improve the environment both for developers...

5G Connectivity

Mobile communications is getting super and Super as time flies, this has made communication very very different to that which we used back in the days of the 0G, 1G, 2G, 3G and the current 4G. Whiles demand for mobile broadband will continue to increase particularly in Africa, largely driven by ultra high definition videos, better screens, new ways of programming, innovations, renewed ways of education and more, we are already seeing the growing impact...