Christian Long

Gary Flake: Is Pivot a Turning Point for Web Exploration?

In TED Talks on May 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Reflection by MUHUMMED B.

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Gary Flake:  Is Pivot a Turning Point for Web Exploration?

“The whole of the data in which we consume is greater that the sum of the parts”- Gary Flake

Ever thought to yourself, mhmm I wonder when I’m going to die!?, or have you ever wondered where you could view a copy of an old magazine? Well in this TED Talk, Technical Fellow Gary Flake demonstrates Pivot. Pivot is program that can display patterns of mortality rates, magazines, etc…

Why is Pivot useful?

Gary Flake’s Pivot is use-full for finding out at which age you’re more likely to die. Pivot also displays the reasons why you’re mostly likely to die at a certain age due to activeness, cancer, etc.

There have been days in my life when I remembered about a magazine I saw when I was a child, but my parents wouldn’t let me get it.

Pivots programing is able to display a wide variety of magazines. The magazines can be categorized by the year or month they were released. The magazines can also be catagorized by who appears in the magazines.

If you’re wondering what times in your life you are most likely to die, Pivot is able to help with that too!

Gary Flake demonstrates how to use Pivot to display the times you are most likely to die in your life. Along with it are the reasons why you could die and it displays whose more likely to be killed, me or women.

From my understanding of Pivot, its usefullness can help people decrease their chances of mortality at a certain age. Also Pivot can be used to find any magazine that you want and by whose in it.


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