The Global Language Monitor site has labeled big data the Top Tech Buzzword That Everybody Uses But Don’t Quite Understand, and a lot of people hate the term. Among other things, critics point out that “big data” has been around for a long, long time.
What do you get when you type “big data is” into Google Live Search? An interesting view into what people think about the term!
Survey Report In a remarkably short period of time, internet and mobile technology have become a part of everyday life for some in the emerging and developing world. Cell phones, in particular, are almost omnipresent in many nations. The internet has also made tremendous inroads, although most people in the 24 nations surveyed are still offline.
Meanwhile, smartphones are still relatively rare, although significant minorities own these devices in countries such as Lebanon, Chile, Jordan and China.
People around the world are using their cell phones for a variety of purposes, especially for texting and taking pictures, while smaller numbers also use their phones to get political, consumer and health information. Mobile technology is also changing economic life in parts of Africa, where many are using cell phones to make or receive payments.
El estudio de las redes sociales del 15-M muestra que la estructura de la comunicación en las protestas digitales es más centralizada y jerárquica de lo que indica la imagen que se proyecta entre el público general. Esta es una de las principales conclusiones de las investigaciones llevadas a cabo por la socióloga Sandra González-Bailón,profesora de la Annenberg School for Communication de la Universidad de Pensilvania.
Market-driven educational reforms, with their obsession with standardization, high-stakes testing, and punitive policies, also mimic a culture of cruelty that neoliberal policies produce in the wider society.
The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations.
Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.
Olvídate de la tecnología. Imagina que Internet no existe. Ahora intenta pensar qué es una red. Una parrafito del libro El origen de las especies de Charles Darwin puede ayudarte: “Pájaros cantando en los arbustos, con varios insectos alrededor, con gusanos arrastrándose a través de la húmeda tierra, formando un banco enredado que depende de cada elemento de tantas maneras complejas”. Ya tenemos la imagen que necesitamos: varios elementos relacionados, una red.
GNU just turned 30 years old. But much has changed since the beginning of the free software movement; now there's SaaS and more. Malware is common in proprietary software products since users don't have control over them.
Digial dualism is the misplaced notion that the online and offline spheres are separate from one another. In 2011, the Pew Reserch Center's Internet and American Life Project published a report that shows how we utilize social media outlets to enhance the connections we've made offline, as opposed to having two groups of "real life" and "virtual" friends. This data supports the theory that we live in an augmented reality where our online and offline lives are enmeshed.
Online education is unbundling from the bottom while remaining tightly bundled at the top. MOOCs signal the emergence of high-quality bundled educational experiences that are not bounded by limits on registration and geography.