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Momentum Builds for a ‘Data Labor Movement’

Apr 12, 2018 |

The abuse of social media data highlighted this week by two days of media-trained testimony by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shines a spotlight on the privacy tradeoffs inherent in the widespread use of convenient, addictive applications. Read more…

Collaboration Database Tackles Policy Issues

Feb 1, 2018 |

Data collaboration startup Data.world released a list of its top data sets and collaboration projects that included journalists’ efforts to trace social media’s influence on the 2016 presidential election and a “Bitcoin Regret Calculator” Read more…

Are You Really Listening To Your Customers? Use Social Data

Jan 5, 2018 |

What company wouldn’t want access to limitless consumer conversation discussing their brand, competitors, and marketing campaigns? Social media provides a public place for just such conversations, and social listening empowers proactive brand teams to access those vital insights. Read more…

Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychological Analytics

May 23, 2017 |

Occasionally we hear about predictive data modeling aimed at gaining psychological insight that at first blush seems – even to tech sophisticates who pooh-pooh AI alarmism – like a primitive version of something unsettling to come, something too penetrating for comfort, something with the potential to compromise our privacy, even our sense of independence. Read more…

Twitter Ranking Tweets With Machine Learning

May 10, 2017 |

Machine learning is entering production at Twitter as a way of ranking tweets and boosting engagement.

Twitter engineers this week unveiled the social media platform’s ranking algorithm driven by deep neural networks. Read more…

How Mashable Seeds Journalism with Data Science

Feb 27, 2017 |

In journalism, researching what to write about often takes more time and effort than actually writing. But the online news site Mashable has found a way to accelerate the editorial process using a judicious application of big data tech and data science. Read more…

Geo Data Vendor Draws Civil Rights Scrutiny

Oct 13, 2016 |

Social media data feeds being packaged by location-based analytics platform vendors and recently marketed as police surveillance tools are drawing fire from a leading U.S. civil liberties group who insists the technology is being to target lawful protests. Read more…

U.S. Visa Program Would Scan Social Media Data

Sep 6, 2016 |

Data industry groups are cautioning the government to take a middle course on a proposal to collect social media data about foreign travelers entering the U.S. under a visa waiver program. Read more…

Beyond Social: How Text Analytics Can Improve Business

May 15, 2015 |

There’s been a lot of time and attention dedicated to mining social media with big data techniques. With more than 400 million tweets a day, you’re almost certain to find a trending Twitter topic that’s relevant to you. Read more…

Selfies Spawn Photo Analytics

Aug 21, 2014 |

An estimated 1.8 billion photos are shared on social media each day. Current “social listening tools” can’t analyze all this data.

Enter Ditto Labs Inc., which touts its proprietary “visual recognition engine” Read more…

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