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Poll: People Don't Rely On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter For Election Information

Poll: People Don't Rely On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter For Election Information | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
Fewer people are relying on the Internet in general and social media specifically for election news and information than some social media "experts" would have us believe, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center....

 

[Comment Lutz: so much about aims to predict via social media.]

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How Mobile, Social Will Win the 2012 Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC ...

How Mobile, Social Will Win the 2012 Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC ... | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

Fans will be able to converse, debate and rave communally as never before because of mobile proliferation and the explosive growth of social media over the past four years. We recently took a look at how Facebo… Continue ...


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News Discovery: Here's The Cream of the Crop - Best Apps and Services To Find The News You Like

News Discovery: Here's The Cream of the Crop - Best Apps and Services To Find The News You Like | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a good and well written overview of some of the best news discovery tools out there.

 

These services, generally avaliable as mobile apps and/or desktop tools, aggregate a large number of relevant news sources in different categories of interest, and leverage in many cases your Facebook and Twitter network of contacts to suggest the type of stories you may be interested in the most.

 

Covered in the article:

Pulse Zite Google Currents Flipboard Taptu Prismatic News.me LinkedIN Today The Browser Longreads

and more

 

Excellent overview. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2012/jul/17/what-is-new-news-aggregation

 

 


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Big Data explained in 10 movies

Big Data explained in 10 movies | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
Big Data from the cinema point of view. Minority Report, The Fast and the Furious, Black Swan... What are these movies telling us about Big Data?

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Who's connected to whom in Hadoop world [infographic]

Who's connected to whom in Hadoop world [infographic] | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
To say there are a lot of companies involved in the Hadoop ecosystem would be an understatement. To say partnership strategies are broad would be one, too.

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Big Data Creates Win/Win for Business and Consumer

Big Data Creates Win/Win for Business and Consumer | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
Businesses are looking to the next big thing in marketing, insights and social media. Is Big Data the golden nugget?

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How harvesting tweets opens up a new world of valuable qualitative data

How harvesting tweets opens up a new world of valuable qualitative data | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
Many such tools are available in the R package (text mining). These allow patterns in the text to be identified, and codified so that they are amenable to statistical investigation. An important subset of these tools comprises methods of sentiment analysis – whereby numerical scores can be assigned to tweets as a means of evaluating the strength and direction of the writer’s reaction to certain key words. These methods of analysis commonly make use of lists of words with positive and negative connotations, and make use both of the presence of such words and their position within the structure of a sentence.
There are many uses to which data of this kind could conceivably be put. In the field of behavioural economics, for example, they could be used to evaluate people’s reactions to various news events, providing a direct test of whether or not people respond symmetrically to good or bad news. In geography, they could be used to measure sentiment about different locales. In politics, they could be used to investigate the impact of events on the fortunes of different parties. In marketing, they can be used to monitor the impact of campaigns.

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Luring Online Shoppers Offline

Luring Online Shoppers Offline | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

 "More than half of the sales from Walmart.com are now picked up at Walmart stores" - great article and trend to follow

 

[LF]: first it was LeanBack 2.0 now we seem to get brick-and-mortar 2.0


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Imperfect is the NEW perfect

Is a level of shared inaccuracy better than go it alone data management?

 

“Sometimes it’s better to have everyone agreeing on numbers that aren’t entirely accurate than having everyone off doing their own numbers.”

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Infographics are broken & bad, only few conveying information

Infographics are broken & bad, only few conveying information | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

Infographics on the web are so bad and so broken. They are everywhere, yet few actually do a decent job of conveying information

 

Some even argue that they are ruining the Internet. They tend to be formulaic and overreaching, often cobbling together too much information instead of focusing on the one or two nuggets that are truly useful.

 

How much better would most infographics be if they pulled out the most salient chart or set of stats and discarded the rest?

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Creepy Vs. Acceptable Personalization

Creepy Vs. Acceptable Personalization | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

“What I've discovered through building and running very targeted online ad campaigns using this data is that users respond favorably to ads that are more targeted, but only if the ads don't make it clear that I'm targeting sensitive information about them," he said. “What's most interesting, and what I'm learning, are which attributes are considered too creepy, and which ones are acceptable.”

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Summary on Charles Elkan's paper - must read for applied machine learning practitioner

Mennon et. al. have a paper at ICML 2012 called Predicting Accurate Probabilities with a Ranking Loss. The basic idea is to train a classifier on a ranking loss (e.g., AUC), then post-process the classifier scores with isotonic regression to calibrate the classifier. In contrast with training a classifier using a proper scoring rule (e.g., logistic regression), this procedure non-parametrically explores the space of link functions and the claim is this leads to better results. Note exploring the space of link functions non-parametrically is intuitively ''safe'' from a model complexity standpoint because this is a one-dimensional procedure which operates on the scores output by the underlying classifier.

 

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Electronic Textual Analysis: What and Why?

Electronic Textual Analysis: What and Why? | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

cloud by http://www.robweir.com/blog/

 

"Electronic textual analysis does not provide interpretation; it provides trends upon which the ‘most likely’ interpretations may be justified. I was fortunate enough to recently attend a workshop on R scripting with Stanford’s Dr Matt Jockers, from which an example of the benefits of such analysis can be drawn. Dr Jockers presented to us an electronic edition of Moby-Dick, and proceeded to inform us that his aim was to prove to us that there was a distinct pattern in the chronology and frequency of appearances made by both the whale and Captain Ahab throughout the narrative. It is beyond the scope of this reflection to delve into that pattern – nor is it mine to delve into – but rather, what is important is that to confirm this pattern, we had two choices. We could each have taken up our writing materials and scanned through the text line by line, keeping some record of both characters’ mention, after which we could have correlated our findings in some inexact way to present what would appear as an interpretation based on a highly subjective reading. Instead, we used R scripting to construct a frequency diagram from which Dr Jockers’ suggestion could be confirmed (and further expanded upon in the event of any other unforeseen trends). This is the potential of electronic textual analysis. It is not an approach designed to replace traditional literary criticism, but rather, supplement it."


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Neuromarketing | The Persuaders | FRONTLINE | PBS

Neuromarketing:

What he found was the first data from an entirely new field: neuromarketing, the study of the brain's responses to ads, brands, and the rest of the messages littering the cultural landscape. Montague had his subjects take the Pepsi Challenge while he watched their neural activity with a functional MRI machine, which tracks blood flow to different regions of the brain. Without knowing what they were drinking, about half of them said they preferred Pepsi. But once Montague told them which samples were Coke, three-fourths said that drink tasted better, and their brain activity changed too. Coke "lit up" the medial prefrontal cortex -- a part of the brain that controls higher thinking. Montague's hunch was that the brain was recalling images and ideas from commercials, and the brand was overriding the actual quality of the product. For years, in the face of failed brands and laughably bad ad campaigns, marketers had argued that they could influence consumers' choices. Now, there appeared to be solid neurological proof. Montague published his findings in the October 2004 issue of Neuron, and a cottage industry was born.

 

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"This is really just the first step," says Meaux, who points out that no one has discovered a "buy button" in the brain. But with more and more companies peering into the minds of their consumers, could that be far off?

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Content Curation and the Future of Campus Bookstores by Daniel W. Rasmus

Content Curation and the Future of Campus Bookstores by Daniel W. Rasmus | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Daniel W. Rasmus has an interesting article on his blog entitled: "The Future of Campus Stores: Good-Bye Books, Hello Learning". In it he analyzes the key elements that will help such campus stores maintain their relevancy while traditional textbooks are rapidly loosing thir foothold inside academic campuses.

 

He writes: "College bookstores face an existential crisis with the looming demise of physical book sales as digital technology rapidly becomes an option for learners.

 

At the same time free content, via websites like the Kahn Academy, or through more proprietary means, like Apple’s iTunes University (now iTunes U).

 

And then there is the rise of open sourced content available places like the Open Education Resources Commons (OER).

 

So what should college stores consider as the elements that will help make them relevant as their core mission apparently shifts?"

 

And one of the key elements that he sees potentially providing new

meaning and relevance to campus bookstores, as a knowledge service, is content curation.

 

"One specific instance of high-quality, knowledge-based service is content curation.

 

As the content world becomes more complex, the college store can offer value added resources to faculty and students to help them understand the options they have, and the relative value of different sources of information and approaches to the delivery of that information.

 

Think about content now as software. The educator can write a specification or requirements document and the store team, like programmers, can assemble a solution for the educator that meets his or her specification. Like programmers, the language or technique doesn’t matter to the solution recipient, what matters is that the software meets the requirements and delivers its expected value."

 

Insightful. Forward-looking. 8/10

 

Full article: http://danielwrasmus.com/the-future-of-campus-stores-good-bye-books-hello-learning/

 

 


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Content Curation Tools: The Hearsay Social Content Exchange

Robin Good: If you are a company looking for quality content from prestigious and reliable news sources, from which you can pick and choose which stories to publish on your web site, Hearsay may be the solution you are looking for.

 

Hearsay Social Content Exchange aggregates content from Thomson Reuters, Tribune Media Services and Demand Media.

This new content curation platform makes it quite easy for marketers and sales people to discover engaging third-party and custom content feeds.

 

In fact, in addition to premium third-party content, Hearsay Social customers can create and integrate custom news channels on the platform such as your company blog, a YouTube channel, or a custom RSS feed tailored to the interests of your organization.

 

From these they can pick and select their preferred content and share it directly to multiple social media networks such as LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

 

Check out this review of Hearsay: http://www.marketingtechblog.com/hearsay-content-exchange/

 

Schedule a demo: https://info.hearsaysocial.com/ContentExchange_LearnMore.html

 

More info: http://hearsaysocial.com/product/content-exchange/

 

 


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This is Big Data: We send over 200000000 emails a minute - Neowin

This is Big Data: We send over 200000000 emails a minute - Neowin | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
Everyone's talking about "Big Data," but there's no definition of what it means. This Infographic shows us how much data we're creating every minute and the numbers are staggering.

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The 3 I's Of Big Data - Forbes

The 3 I's Of Big Data - Forbes | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
The 3 I's Of Big DataForbesAs Vance Loiselle, CEO of analytics company Sumo Logic recently told me, Big Data is: Immediate - in the sense that you need to do something about it now Intimidating - what if you don't?

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Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map

Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Everytime I see a new post or article claiming to list the best content curation tools I know I am in for some disappointment.

 

Most of these lists just pick up names from other lists without even bothering to check, test or verify what these tools actually do, whether they are still available. Unfortunately the rush to put out "curated" list of tools and services has created more misinformation than useful lists. 

 

But if you, like me, are on the lookout for new and effective tools to curate your own content or the one of your customers, I have created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and I keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.

 

The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map.

 

On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator's job).

Full map: http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse  

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Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
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AllAnalytics - Seth Grimes - Scouting the Next Frontiers for 'Unstructured' Data

AllAnalytics - Seth Grimes - Scouting the Next Frontiers for 'Unstructured' Data | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
Beyond text, lots of work remains in getting a handle on unstructured data.

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Large-scale Text Mining for Biological Data

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"In this video, Goran Nenadic who is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester and a group leader in the Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCenter talks about text mining from biomedical literature. The talk has been at Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing of Large Genome Data organized by GCOE Program: Deciphering Genome Sphere from Genome Big Bang."


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Hadoop for Law Enforcement: Big Data contributes to public safety

Hadoop for Law Enforcement: Big Data contributes to public safety | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it
CTOlabs.com, a subsidiary of the technology research, consulting and services firm Crucial Point LLC and a peer site of CTOvision.com, has just published a (RT @AlexOlesker: My paper on Hadoop - the dominant Big Data platform - for Law Enforcement...

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Your Email Privacy Is Under Increasing Threat - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Your Email Privacy Is Under Increasing Threat - Falkvinge on Infopolicy | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

Over the last few days, two stories about emails have hit the headlines, and it leads to questions over the future security of email as a communications medium. What has been considered a fairly private method of communication is now under increasing threat from both government and corporate scrutiny.

 

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With big Asana update, Facebook co-founder Moskovitz wants to kill email

With big Asana update, Facebook co-founder Moskovitz wants to kill email | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

Facebook co-founder Moskovitz wants to kill email:

 

"We think email is becoming a counterproductivity tool," Asana co-founder Justin Rosenstein told me yesterday. "Each email is an isolated random string of text without any context"

 

He is not alone... @buzzstream, @relenta, @Nimble etc

 

Asana's Inbox looks like your Facebook News Feed, except without all the pictures, and without all the stuff that isn't deliberately shared with you. Inbox contains updates to tasks, comments, due date changes, and other status updates people would normally reserve for email. If you're on a task / thread you're not interested in, you can easily unfollow it. Instead of using email threads, you communicate by commenting on tasks. Each response from a group member is at its basest element just a reply-all message, and if a member of the task isn't using Asana, they're sent emails they can respond to. These responses are instantly threaded in to the conversation on Asana.

 

Read on: http://j.mp/LEKTIc

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Do You Share Too Much on Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC - Blog

Do You Share Too Much on Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC - Blog | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

Do You Share Too Much on Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] · 22 Exquisite Meryl Streep Memes · Art Basel: Other Worlds · Twitter Expands Sports Presence With Curated Euro 2012 Page · MashTags: Tweet Us Your Funniest ...


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Comparing is understanding - Bible vs Koran text-mining

Comparing is understanding - Bible vs Koran text-mining | Big & Social Data | Scoop.it

"In order to understand a religion, we can refer to its holy book, which establishes guidelines and principles for followers to adhere to. At the same time, followers, both radical and mild, interpret the holy text to provide a deeper and often more complex meaning of a particular verse, often to help explain issues that directly affect their personal beliefs."

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How much is written in Bible and Koran on "WAR" - see yourself  http://www.pitchinteractive.com/bibleQuran/#love


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