Six Provocations for Big Data

Paper by danah boyd of Microsoft Research and Kate Crawford of the University of New South Wales, presented at Oxford Internet Institute’s A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society” on September 21, 2011. Here’s a sample of two of the six provocations:

“The current ecosystem around Big Data creates a new kind of digital divide: the Big Data rich and the Big Data poor.”

“How can students be educated so that they are equally comfortable with algorithms and data analysis as well as with social analysis and theory?”

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