Social data doesn't have to be big data to be useful

By Thor Olavsrud , CIO |  Big Data, Analytics

"Sometimes companies make really big mistakes because they just start promoting themselves nonstop," he says. "It's almost like being on a date and not going through the process of trying to know someone first. It really undermines how those tools are best used. You have to genuinely care about their interests and create a true connection with real conversation."

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