Reading Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier

I am reading Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier. I am learning a lot in the book about topics such as velocity, value, correlation, causation, and datafication. I will share more on this over the next few weeks.

In addition to this book, I finally looked at the Privacy episode of CNN’s Morgan Spurlock Inside Man. A portion of the show is embedded below.



It was interesting to learn that New Yorkers might have 25 or more cameras on them but also it was interesting to learn about Tweet Metadata. After seeing the episode, I decided to lookup Tweet Metadata. I found multiple articles but this one, The Anatomy of a Tweet: Metadata on Twitter was pretty good. If you read the article download the PDF so that you can see the graphic in full size. That tweet that we send has so much more data attached to it than the 140 characters. 

I am totally interested in Big Data, but definitely there is a side to big data that will not be the most ethical if it is abused. I hope that if I am ever able to move into Big Data that wherever I am, it is done right and ethically.

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