Data is the next “Intel Inside”?

In recent years, people have realised that data is becoming powerful and influential day by day. But, is data the next “Intel Inside”? This answer may be “yes”. It has been proven that information which is generated by users is the real value of society. Therefore, encouraging users to participate is a very significant event for Web 2.0. The more participators who join and contribute resources to the system, the better the information and data will be.

Data structure has become essential and important for the operation of a website or network application services, therefore, all organisation strive for a faster and larger data system. For this reason, obtain data are now one of the most perform activity among organisations.

 

IMDB

I believe there is a time for all people when you wanted to find information for a specific movie or television show. I bet, the first thing most people would do is to open a web browser and go to IMDB.com, an internet database built just for movies. IMDB.com contains information for nearly every movie created by human no matter what era, country or culture the movie is from. Movie news and information provided by IMDB.com is extremely up to date and accurate. The website provides several functions to enable users to generate information for the database of the website. The information on the website is sharpened and filtered by users. This enables the website to gather vast amounts of data into the database and creates more value and opportunity for the system. These functions include user generated movie information and reviews, movie rating system and user generated movie ranking list. Some questions are asked about the success of IMDB.com because many other websites have also used the strategy of user generated data but result in failure. One of the main reasons of failure is because of website might end up with wide amounts of junks generated users which diminish all value of the website. To counter this issue, IMDB.com makes sure the information generated is reviewed by professional movie critics to ensure the accuracy of the database.

 

 

IMDB.com is a great example of a web2.0 system which has the pattern; Data is the next “Intel Inside”. This is because the website itself is base on a large database and its operation is mainly to gather and provide information. The more data IMDB.com has the more valuable it is. Never visit IMDB.com? Just visit and enjoy it!

 

 

IMDB.com (2012). Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/

Tim O’reilly. (2007, December). Google Admits “Data is the Intel Inside”. Retrieved march 2010, Retrieved from http://radar.oreilly.com/2007/12/google-admits-data-is-the-inte.html

 

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ian Wright
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 14:53:20

    Great post and IMDB is a great source for anyone wanting any info on a movie and I have used this site many times in the past. I liked the fact that you provided which I didn’t previously know about the reliability of the source and that professional movie critics review the information and reviews posted by the community. This gives users the reassurance that the information is accurate.

    Reply

    • Wei-Hsan Chien
      Mar 21, 2012 @ 22:56:06

      Hi Ian,
      You’re right! Some functions that IMDB.com provides can make more sure the information is accurate and reliable. So, I don’t need to worry about the reliability of the website. I guess that’s why it has many users.

      Reply

  2. akklam2011
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 23:55:45

    There have been many movies that I’ve always wanted to know more about, and IMDB is a great source to find out more about literally any movie out there now! Its interesting that I’ve never actually thought about the reliability of the information until you mentioned it. I always thought that it was real.

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    • Wei-Hsan Chien
      Mar 22, 2012 @ 13:58:27

      Hi Andrew,
      Reliability is one of the important elements for a website. It’s because I also use other website to get some comments and reviews on movies and TV programs. However, I found that many times movies that are rated high in some other website, turn out to be low quality for me. XD

      Reply

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