Andreas Weigend, Social Data Revolution | MS&E 237, Stanford University, Spring 2011 | Syllabus

Dogfoods

Where does the term come from? Startup are often told: "Eat your own dogfood"... Most DFs for this course are playing with social data products, There is one dogfood assigned for every week (due Thursdays at noon). Don't think of them as heavy assignment. They are simple, fun, short and sweet. View it as 1-2 hours hour of prep for a topic. Especially when we have a guest from a company, you will get a lot more out of that class when you have played with the product beforehand. The submissions are a couple of insights, The grader will summarize the insights after the and post a couple of outstanding answers.


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DF1 – Instrumenting the World

Due: April 7, 2011
Your job is to present ONE idea: Imagine that on September 13, 2011, 10,000,000+ people will put an application on their phones that will measure some metric about each person, their interactions with others, their interactions with the world, etc.

DF2 - Background Readings

Assigned: March 31, 2011
Due: April 14, 2011
Primer and as a chance for you to really think about the social data revolution before we dive right into it this quarter!
Share reading insights on Facebook & Twitter.

DF3 - Quora

Assigned: April 14, 2011
Due: April 21, 2011
Play with Quora and understand the popularity & social data around Q&A services.

DF4 - QR Code & JustNear.Me

Due: April 28th, 2011
Learn about QR codes & real-world to online-world data collection

DF5 - Privacy & Facebook

Due:May 10, 2011

DF6 - Tom Glocer

Due: May 17, 2011


DF7 - Virtual App Contest

Due: May 24, 2011