10 Petabytes of Culture at Archive.org

Archive.org celebrated their crossing the mark of 10 Petabytes data stored.[1] The non-profit organisation based in San Francisco, has been following its mission to archive the Internet and provide universal access to all knowledge since 1996.

The number of 1016 might look impressive (and if we remember typical server storage capacity 10 years ago it still is, to be honest) – however the daily amount of data processed by Google alone would be exceeding more than double of that – not speaking of several hundred Petabytes of images and video stored by Facebook and Youtube. So while the achievments of Archive.org in preservation of culture are unvaluable, the task of keeping track of the daily data deluge seams out of reach, at least for the time being. To cope with mankind’s data heritage will for sure become a fascinating challenge for bigdata.

Networking at the DLD conference (Part II)

As promised, here’s the second part of the DLD conference network analysis. We left the conference Monday afternoon. The remaining day looked like this:

The conference account @DLDConference and Idealab founder @Bill_Gross still are the most important Twitter discussions nodes in terms of PageRank. But there are also some new names and clusters in this map, for example enterpreneur Martin Varsawsky (@martinvars), the NGO @ashoka and BestBuy CTO @rstephens. On Tuesday, it looks quite different. This clearly has been Jeff Jarvis’ day. Not only did he take Bill Gross’ place but also overtook the official DLD conference account. But he hasn’t been the only new influencer today: Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington and Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg also were important nodes in the DLD Twitter conversational network.

Here’s the map for the final DLD day:

Visually spoken: The conference is starting to dissolve. And people are moving on to Davos and getting ready for the World Economic Forum there.