Sebastopol, CA, August 18, 2011—Join Bradley Horowitz, Google's VP of Product Management, in conversation with Tim O'Reilly about Google's successful social network in a free webcast Tuesday, August 23, at 1 p.m. PDT. You can register to attend today, and we also invite you to embed this live event on your site.
Google is famously driven by data. Until Google+, that data was about web pages, places, and news. Now that Google has added people to the mix, how will they use this data? Is social data really critical to Google's mission of organizing the world's information, or is it more relevant to their business model of advertising? What long-term value does it bring to users and Google itself?
Among other topics, the conversation will touch on:
- how the Google+ team thought about social data—design and policy principles that underly the service
- what Google is learning from Google+ interaction data
- interesting or even surprising discoveries from Google+ data analysis
- challenges and lessons on the infrastructure side
This webcast offers an extended preview of another conversation taking place at O'Reilly's Strata Summit, Sept. 20-21, in New York City. Part of a weeklong series devoted to data, Strata Summit offers two days on the essential high-level strategies for thriving in "the harsh light of data," delivered by the battle-tested business and technology pioneers currently leading the way.
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