Native Video is video that is uploaded to or created on social networks and played in-feed, as opposed to links to videos hosted on other sites. Native video formats are specific to each social platform and are designed to maximize video engagement (i.e. number of views), discovery and distribution. The most widely used native video platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.
Live Streaming Video (or media) is essentially like live TV. Live refers to the fact, that it’s not pre-produced (i.e. not like a sitcom), but it’s happening right now and there, like a live sports event or concert.
Recently live video streaming apps are popping up like crazy. Check out Twitter’s Periscope, Facebook Live, Google’s YouTube Live, and Amazon’s Twitch and I”m sure the list will grow.
In computing, a denial-of-service (DoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) is where the attack source is more than one, and often thousands of, unique IP addresses.
I love to hate acronyms, especially the ones that spread across industries and mean vastly different things. Some acronyms at least are so long that they are universally understood. SaaS might be one of those.
Software as a service, or SaaS, is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”.
The Turing test is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. Alan Turing proposed that a human evaluator would judge natural language conversations between a human and a machine that is designed to generate human-like responses. […] If the evaluator cannot reliably tell the machine from the human, the machine is said to have passed the test.
A luddite is a person who’s averse to (especially) technological change and advancements. This would be that person in your live who – to date – resisted buying a smart phone and is NOT over 80. I know a few of the kind and they’re actually quite lovely; if and when you get a hold of them.
Originally Luddites were early 19th-century English textile workers, or self-employed weavers, who protested against newly developed labour-economizing technologies by destroying machinery primarily in cotton and woolen mills.
I thought it to be very apropos the holiday season to talk about Easter Eggs.
An Easter Egg is an intentional inside joke, a hidden message or feature, in a digital body of work, such as a computer program, video game, DVD menu or broadcast. The name has been said to evoke the idea of a traditional Easter egg hunt.
Click here to find the Easter Egg in the photo posted on Wikipedia.
Net Neutrality the principle that internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.
The ongoing Net Neutrality Debate is one to be followed closely, AND it is a very different debate depending on where you live.
The Cloud: bear with me. In the old days (really old days – think 2,000+ years ago), when humans had no explanation for something beyond their control, they came up with a god for it: god of wrath, sun, rain, love, war, etc. Today our non-tangible goods are “somewhere” up there out of our control, they’re in “the cloud”. Same principal. The unexplainable, untouchable, somewhere up there.
Cloud Computing: a metaphor for the internet.
This apropos last weeks definition of the Singularity. Machine learning is a set of techniques used to design and construct algorithms that adapt based on data and make predictions based on it.
So the way I see it, computers learn by analyzing their patterns (algorithms) and from available data to make themselves better, smarter and faster. They build data driven models from which they make predictions and come to decisions that allow them to exponentially grow and learn multi-directional and not just along one two-dimensional, exponential curve. And that’s where the Singularity comes to play… I think.