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The Annals of Analytics

The name of MIT‘s research report released Fall 2010 is actually Analytics: The New Path to Value, but with all of the debate, confusion and dead bodies left in the wake of a society struggling to understand, interpret and make practical use of the mountains of data now being heaped on us (thanks to technology), this report very well could (and should) be called The Annals of Analytics.

The question being posed here is:

Are organizations generating more data from analytics than they can act on?

It is all so exhausting and, yet, as you’ll see when you download and read this report, so damn fascinating it will make you tingly all over.

Download the full report here.

Social Media Monitoring and Analytics Platforms (a thorough list) has done us all (and by “us” I mean social media freaks, geeks and entrepreneurs) a favor by compiling a comprehensive list of  social media monitoring and analytics platforms (and by “comprehensive” I mean 245 companies – sweet).

This chart contains must-have info when researching an analytics platform like the platform’s social media monitoring source, whether it’s free or paid, whether it incorporates sentiment analysis, if it has real-time features and a nifty rating score of 1-5 (rated by

They’ve also included a search function for the chart and, most thoughtfully, included a link to a list of all 245 companies on Twitter which you can follow in just… one… click.

Thank you!

You can find the original post and chart here.