Big Data Analysis in the Clouds
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Big Data, Open Data and Official Statistics

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Jacek Bugajski's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:24 PM

Big Data, Open Data and Official Statistics ... 

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Data Doesn't Captivate Audiences, Storytellers Do

After the launch of the first eReaders, it didn't take long for people to realize that the ability to track reading habits could provide useful information for publishers and authors interested in ...
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"Knowing that something works leaves us a long way from knowing why something works" Data is not enough, you need a causal theory!

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Yolande Villemaire's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:37 PM

 «If I’m reading on the bus or the train, for example, I have to close my book when I reach my stop. Chances are, I’ll still be thinking about the story though, even if I don’t pick the book up again until a week later.»

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A Data Scientist's Real Job: Storytelling

A Data Scientist's Real Job: Storytelling | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Crunching numbers is only half the battle.
Pierre Levy's insight:

Using Big Data successfully requires human translation and context whether it's for your staff or the people your organization is trying to reach. Without a human frame, like photos or words that make emotion salient, data will only confuse, and certainly won't lead to smart organizational behavior.

Data gives you the what, but humans know the why.

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