Mobile Devices and Data

Tony Fish writes: “Our mobile device is not only with us, it is increasingly part of us; it has become for many users the most personal thing. Published research suggests that we notice the loss of the mobile device faster than our wallet. The mobile device, if capable, can capture your Digital Footprint [My first impression of this was described as the slug trail in Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte 1996. Digital Footprint is also known as a Lifestream. Lifestreams will soon be structured using APML as a common data interchange format for attention or iPALS – identity, Presence, Attention, Location and Services.] which is our daily actions and activities; when we start moving in the morning, what information was searched, requested or delivered, where we have been, where we stayed and for how long. Relationship analysis using our contact base would detail who we were with and who was nearby. Other Screens of Life [Screens of Life is a phrase explored in Mobile Web 2.0 as a mechanism to describe how we interact with media; both as a consumer of content and as a creator. The screens of life being Cinema, TV, PC, HeadRest (Airplane or Car), Mobile Device, Informational (iPod)] will be unable to repeat this data collection feat, at best a fixed access Web model may get 10% of the available data of your daily pattern, TV maybe 1%, but the mobile device opens the possibility of 90%.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.