Big Data Is Not the New Oil | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Every 14 minutes, somewhere in the world, an ad exec strides on stage with the same breathless declaration:

"Data is the new oil!"

It's exciting stuff for marketing types, and it's an easy equation: big data equals big oil, equals big profits. It must be a helpful metaphor to frame something that is not very well understood; I've heard it over and over and over again in the last two years...


Via Edwige Morin