Category Archives: Big Data Bubble

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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Leon Wieseltier and Steven Pinker Debate the Quantified Society

“We are becoming a massified, datafied, quantified society, which looks for wisdom in numbers and thinks that numbers can provide certainty… owing to the explosion of so-called big data there has developed excessive confidence in the ability of the quantified … Continue reading

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In Praise of Small Data

Allen Bonde, Principal Analyst at Digital Clarity Group on Rich Media, Personalization, and the Power of Small Data Rich Media and Small Data Keynote from IMS San Fran 2013 from Allen Bonde   “The real opportunity is not big data, … Continue reading

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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Small Data

“If this program is not effective it has to end. So far, I’m not convinced by what I’ve seen,” said Senator Patrick Leahy in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on July 31, according to the New York Times.  In June, I … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With The Quants May Prevent the Next Big Data Crisis

Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics, by Thomas H. Davenport and Jinho Kim, is an accessible and timely introduction to the data mining work of quantitative analysts. Aimed primarily at a business audience, it was … Continue reading

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The Age of Big Data: A BBC Documentary (Video)

On predictive policing, making millions with math, and mapping the cosmos Jeff Brantingham, UCLA: “Mathematics gives you the ability to understand exactly why things are happening within the data in a way that gut feelings do not.” See also “Sending … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: Data Science is Like Crack

“…data science is more like crack. Businesses want more not when it’s held entirely out of their reach but when they’ve been allowed to successfully smoke a little. Then they’re hooked… Data scientists’ job security is bound up in industry … Continue reading

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