Today's keynote is from Josh Coates. You can read his background on RootsTech.org as well as see a live feed of his presentation. By the way he is wearing Levi's and has bare feet. Maybe that goes with being a programmer? He is a very good presenter by the way.
Highlights as usual.
1989 AOL Online
1994 GeoCity not a real social network
2002-Present Social Networks
Value of social networks is equal to the number of people (n) on the network but varies on the number inter-connections between the users. Talks about friend collectors, the maximum number of friends in 241. 2007 Green Peace tries crowd sourcing. Now we are in the age of the power of social networks.
Where are social networks going: there will be a next Facebook. Why doesn't your social network idea probably won't work?
- Not enough critical mass available
- Costs too much to acquire users (free still has costs)
- No reason to come back or return to the network (no compelling content generation)
- 1 MB is 300 page book
- 1 GB take ten years to read aloud
- 1 TB 32,000 trees of paper
- 1 PB 1.4 million truck loads of paper
- 1 Exabyte All the trees in the US cut down and turned into paper or 30 billion trees
- 1 Zettabyte more than all the grains of sand on a thousand earth.
Solid state drives are what will take us to the Exabyte Era.
Happening now. We have cloud computing. Very confusing at first.
Grid Computing became Time Sharing became ASP became SaaS became Cloud Computing
You can build a supercomputer in your basement. Questions of the era is what would you do with
- Unlimited Users?
- Unlimited Bandwidth?
- Unlimited Storage?
- Unlimited CPU?
On the next presentation