December 11, 2009 · 1 min read
Google: "The information is out there, we just have to crawl it and index it."
Amazon: "The data lies in user behavior, we just have to apply the right machine-learning technique."
Facebook: "If we make it fun, users will enter the data themselves."
Twitter: "If we build an API, third parties will solve the problem and all the data will just flow through our system."
How do you get your data?
(PS: People who don't have an answer to this question yet: most of the social-recommendations apps, all the semantic web guys)
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