Jesper Andersen

Jesper Andersen

Jesper develops experimental online services designed to introduce emotional contexts into online relationships, creating more authentic experiences. He is the co-founder of Bloom Studios, developing novel data interface applications for web and tablet platforms. He is also an accomplished data scientist, working on problems including home valuations for Trulia, credit card fraud for Visa, and social network analysis for Visible Path. Jesper speaks frequently at international technology and design conferences and has appeared in print and broadcast media for projects like Avoidr, Freerisk, and his Foursquare privacy hack. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Haverford College and an M.B.A. in Econometrics from University of Chicago.

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Testing the Long Tail's First Test

July 09 2008

Web entrepreneurs have been relying on the Chris Anderson's long tail hypothesis even before he published his ideas, so it's good to see that the academic community has begun to study the effect and test for its existence. The results of the first major study looking for proof of the… read more

Twitter: User Co-Creating or User Co-Opting?

July 04 2008

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s Twitter rollback of the reply feature, I’ve been thinking about how Twitter and other services with passionate users incorporate user-generated usages like replies into their core platforms—and when it's healthy co-creation and when it's a risky co-opting of the product by… read more

zembly Provides Social Context for Web Development

June 30 2008

Guest blogger Jesper Andersen is a former software architect who currently provides entrepreneurial consulting services for startups. He co-founded Ignite Chicago. The future of application development might be becoming a little more social. Sun certainly hopes so, and has launched zembly, a new collaboration platform for writing small, and lightweight… read more

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