Category Archives: Big Data Bubble

The day the Hadoop bubble started to quiver

After a bubble peaks, we look back at the year or two before the crash and say “what were we thinking?” The term originated with the South Sea Bubble which peaked in 1720 when the share price of the South … Continue reading

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God, Big Data Religion, and Studying Culture

Reviewing  Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture, Nick Romeo writes in The Daily Beast: “The authors were instrumental in creating the Google Ngram viewer, which allows researchers or anyone else so inclined to explore the changing frequencies … Continue reading

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Big Data Bytes: What the Cheerleaders Say

“We can find lots of data; the problem is understanding it. And a lot of data around us go through a filter so it doesn’t reach us”–Noam Chomsky “The reason we’re all talking about big data is because some analysts … Continue reading

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Big Data Is Neither An Atomic Bomb Nor A Holy Grail

Albert-László Barabási, a physicist and well-known expert in network analysis, published last week an op-ed calling for his fellow scientists to spearhead “the ethical use of big data.” Barabási accuses the NSA of breaking “the traditional model governing the bond between science … Continue reading

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Big Data Observations: The Datasexual

“The datasexual looks a lot like you and me, but what’s different is their preoccupation with personal data. They are relentlessly digital, they obsessively record everything about their personal lives, and they think that data is sexy. In fact, the bigger … Continue reading

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The Big Data Conversation (Cartoon)

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Big Data Far From Maturity: Gartner’s New Hype Cycle

    Source: Gartner InformationAge reports: Big data technology will take longer to reach mainstream adoption than previously thought, according to analyst company Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for emerging technologies… In 2012, Gartner estimated that big data would take between two … Continue reading

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