Visual data


I recently posted about the future of social being visual and it’s important to note that this trend will make it increasingly difficult for businesses such as Radian6 to provide data “contained in the image”. I created a small collage of some of my Instagram images to help make the point. What kinds of information can be implied from the images below?

Implications aside, the images all have a basic information if shot from a smartphone

  • Timestamp
  • Location
  • Device type

What kinds of other things can you extrapolate about the creator of these images? Now imagine coding for those things . . .


By Michael Myers

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.