How Big Data Is Changing Our Daily Routines

Big data is one of those fun terms that gets thrown around a lot. While there’s a lot of speculation about what counts as big data, this is what we know for sure: In recent years, big data is easier for companies to come by, and impacts the products we use every day.

The goal of these data sets is to design products that make our lives easier. Here are some of the biggest ways big data is changing our daily routines.

Navigation

Gone are the days of map quest. Today we have almost real time driving conditions in the blink of an eye. Apps like Waze don’t just record your driving patterns to help other users, they encourage users to do it themselves. Several features on the app allow you to report accidents, police, speed traps, and other helpful tips that keep drivers safe on the road ways. This community based GPS takes advantage of their large user base to give you the fastest route every time.

Entertainment

The entertainment industry has been revolutionized b a little thing called streaming services. One of the most popular internet streaming services Netflix, users their customers data to suggest other titles they may enjoy. Other systems make recommendations based on the amount of stars you give to the title, or you giving it a thumbs up. Netflix doesn’t wait for you to tell it what you like, it already knows. By seeing which titles you watched all the way through, and which ones you stopped before finishing, it can tell your patterns. It will begin to suggest other titles that users have enjoyed which have also watched the same titles that you have. Just one little way Netflix is making it even harder to fight the all day streaming binges.

Health and Fitness

Our New Years resolutions are thanking us for the addition of big data to our health and fitness routines. Thanks to wearable tech devices like the apple watch and fitbit smart scales, we are better able to keep up with our bodies needs. I even found out through this review of the HiMirror, that you can sync your smart scale to a smart mirror, and keep you updated on your goals as you get ready in the morning. While some may think that it’s over kill, looking at data related to your goals more often, helps you achieve them more quickly.

While we may think of big data as a way for companies to get all our information, but in reality, these little changes are also good for us. They help us get to work faster, find shows we enjoy, and keep us in good health. And you know what they say, Go Big Data or Go Home!

Things You Should Definitely Add To Your Blog Page

Blogging

Since WordPress has made it so easy to create an amazing user friendly blogging platform, new blogs are popping up left and right. So if you are new to the blogging game, how do you make your site look professional? Here are the top 3 things you should FOR SURE add to your blog to make it look legit!

Quick Links To Your Social Media Profiles

Make is as easy as possible for someone to find all your social media handles in one place! It sounds like a no brainer, but some new bloggers may think the person will just look them up independently. Not always the case, so do yourself a favor and make it easy peasy for your readers.

In your Logo header, or somewhere on the tool bar, add the social profile buttons for your instagram, pinterest, facebook, or whichever forms of social media your users are interacting with most often!

Add A Search Bar

Imaging this- I find your blog on pinterest, and click your link because I want to read an article you’ve written. Somehow the link was messed up and I just get sent to your homepade. This happens more than you may think with other bloggers linking and re sharing posts.

Instead of having me leave straight away because I didn’t find the article I was looking for, I could simply use the search bar to find it easily. That is one way to encourage users to stay on your sight, and get new eyes on articles you’ve already written. A great example of this is the site topbest.review where they have the search bar front and center!

Make Your About Me Shine

It is often a really neglected part of your page. Sure maybe you added a cute photo and a little paragraph about yourself, but that may not be enough. Remember as much as you want people to come back to your page because they found your content helpful- they are also investing in YOU! Therefore, it is great to have a separate page, where you talk about your background, expertise, and reason for starting the blog. That way, if readers want to learn a little more about you, you have another chance to sell them on why they should keep reading your blog!

All these little changes are very easy to implement with some creativity and help from a WordPress plugin! Make these small changes and it will really help grow your audience, and keep em coming back for more!