My Favourite Tipples
By Michelle Manafy
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By Seth Grimes
Creating a Tipples list is a challenge when you're (like me) a believer in Information Anarchy! That belief fits my work: I'm an industry analyst and consultant covering analytics and semantics, that is, technologies that help us make sense of numbers and a world of "unstructured" data.
I don't have a set of even five tools or sites I use regularly. Instead, I use "smart filters," namely folks (and a few tools) I trust to find, weigh, and relay news, papers, and resources I'll likely find useful. Here are my favourite filters:
My attitude is, Get your information-gathering methods right, and you open yourself to a world of content.
Seth Grimes is principal consultant at Alta Plana Corporation, which he founded in 1997. He writes, speaks, and consults internationally on the business application of analytical and semantic technologies, notably business intelligence, text analytics, and sentiment analysis. Follow Seth on Twitter at @sethgrimes.
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