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#Mobile Internet in the Developing World - Flip the Media | #socioeconomics

#Mobile Internet in the Developing World - Flip the Media | #socioeconomics | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Digital analysts expect to see a billion or more new online users in the coming years, with more of these users accessing the internet via mobile devices instead of through desktop PCs. Lower-cost smart phones and data-enabled “feature phones” are … Continue reading
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Digital analysts expect to see a billion or more new online users in the coming years, with more of these users accessing the internet via mobile devices instead of through desktop PCs.

 

Lower-cost smart phones and data-enabled “feature phones” are driving this era of the mobile internet.

 

Yet, for all the anticipation around closing the gaps in the digital divide through inexpensive mobile phones,Jonathan Donner, a researcher in theTechnology for Emerging MarketsGroup (TEM) at Microsoft Research, says there are persistent limitations with the current mobile internet, and there’s an on-going need for public internet venues in the developing world.

 

“We’re at this moment where what has happened in the past with mobile phones, may not be predictive of what is going to happen next,” Donner said in an address to Change, a University of Washington group focused on exploring how technology can improve the lives of underserved populations in low-income regions.

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Número especial: Revista Campus Virtuales UNESCO Chair on #eLearning

Número especial: Revista Campus Virtuales UNESCO Chair on #eLearning | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Via Paz Barceló
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Este número especial se centra en todos esos recursos, contenidos, metodologías, sistemas, normas, competencias, reconocimientos, recomendaciones, análisis de datos, enfoques, estándares, experiencias de usuario, experimentos piloto, y más, que giran en torno a la descentralización, a la agregación, a la integración del modelo universitario.

 

Temas:

 

Agregación de contenidos y servicios Servicios distribuidos, almacenamiento descentralizado y cloud computing Contenidos  y aprendizaje distribuidos Gestores de aprendizaje, redes sociales e integración de fuentes de datos y recursos educativos Pasaporte virtual y reconocimiento de créditos Recuperación y análisis de datos de usuario de múltiples fuentes Itinerarios personalizados de aprendizaje según rendimiento y comportamiento de usuario dentro y fuera del aula

 

Fechas


Envío de artículos: 15 de marzo, 2014
Revisión:                  30 de marzo, 2014
Formato final:         14 de abril, 2014
Publicación:            Abril, 2014

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Self-Organizing #Networked Systems: So when do we call a system #selforganizing?

Self-Organizing #Networked Systems: So when do we call a system #selforganizing? | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Self-Organizing Networked Systems -- A new paradigm for controlling networked systems

Via june holley, Jean-Michel Livowsky
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- A self-organizing system (SOS) consists of a set of entities that obtains an emerging global system behavior via local interactions without centralized control.
(from Research Days'08, see [IWSOS:2008]))

- Self-organization is the process where a structure or pattern appears in a system without a central authority or external element imposing it through planning. (Wikipedia)

- A self-organizing system is a system that changes its basic structure as a function of its experience and environment. (Farley and Clark 1954)

- Are they really refering to the same thing? So be warned, when a discussion heads towards the definition of self-organization!

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Liz Rykert's curator insight, February 14, 2014 9:12 PM

Culture in an organization feels like it results from self-organizing patterns of relating. Here is one of three refs within the article - it is short and worth the read: A self-organizing system (SOS) consists of a set of entities that obtains an emerging global system behavior via local interactions without centralized control.
(from Research Days'08, see [IWSOS:2008]))

Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, February 15, 2014 1:07 PM

Another important concept to help structure leaders' collaborative learning.

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Andre Deak: "Mapear coisas é fetiche, moda, tendência. Mas não só" | #dataviz #colaborativas

Andre Deak: "Mapear coisas é fetiche, moda, tendência. Mas não só" | #dataviz #colaborativas | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Mapear coisas tornou-se, assim, uma espécie de fetiche, de moda, de tendência, mas não apenas. Mapas ajudam a entender o mundo ao redor, e a entender o nosso lugar nele.
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Mapear coisas tornou-se, assim, uma espécie de fetiche, de moda, de tendência, mas não apenas. Mapas ajudam a entender o mundo ao redor, e a entender o nosso lugar nele. Também tornam visíveis pessoas, sentimentos, histórias, que não estão nos mapas oficiais. Se a história é contada pelos vencedores, os mapas também são feitos por eles -- e são eles que decidem o que ou quem está ou não no mapa. Felizmente, agora todos podemos contar nossas histórias, construir nossos próprios mapas. As ferramentas estão nas nossas mãos.

 

Mas a abundância de mapas e mapeamentos tem gerado um problema interessante: como combinar todos estes mapas? Será que não seria interessante cruzar, talvez, desmatamento com violência? (digo porque já fizemos isso em 2007: a faixa de maior desmatamento na Amazônia é justamente onde estavam os municípios mais violentos do país). Que relações poderíamos tirar do cruzamento espacial de informações diversas?

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Learning for a #Change | The 10 #Challenges of Change

Learning for a #Change | The 10 #Challenges of Change | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, Peter Senge introduced the idea of the learning organization. Now he says that for big companies to change, we need to stop thinking...
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Sidebar: The 10 Challenges of Change

 

In "The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations," Peter Senge and his colleagues identify 10 challenges of change. Grouped into three categories -- challenges of initiating change, challenges of sustaining momentum, and challenges of systemwide redesign and rethinking -- these 10 items amount to what the authors call "the conditions of the environment that regulate growth."

 

 

CHALLENGES OF INITIATING CHANGE

 

"We don't have time for this stuff!" People who are involved in a pilot group to initiate a change effort need enough control over their schedules to give their work the time that it needs.

 

"We have no help!" Members of a pilot group need enough support, coaching, and resources to be able to learn and to do their work effectively.

 

"This stuff isn't relevant." There need to be people who can make the case for change -- who can connect the development of new skills to the real work of the business.

 

"They're not walking the talk!" A critical test for any change effort: the correlation between espoused values and actual behavior.

 

 

CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINING MOMENTUM

 

"This stuff is . . ." Personal fear and anxiety -- concerns about vulnerability and inadequacy -- lead members of a pilot group to question a change effort.

 

"This stuff isn't working!" Change efforts run into measurement problems: Early results don't meet expectations, or traditional metrics don't calibrate to a pilot group's efforts.

 

"They're acting like a cult!" A pilot group falls prey to arrogance, dividing the company into "believers" and "nonbelievers."

 

 

CHALLENGES OF SYSTEMWIDE REDESIGN AND RETHINKING

 

"They . . . never let us do this stuff." The pilot group wants more autonomy; "the powers that be" don't want to lose control.

 

"We keep reinventing the wheel." Instead of building on previous successes, each group finds that it has to start from scratch.

 

"Where are we going?" The larger strategy and purpose of a change effort may be obscured by day-to-day activity. Big question: Can the organization achieve a new definition of success?

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Créer une structure #hiérarchique radiale de type #Sunburst | #dataviz #tutorial

Créer une structure #hiérarchique radiale de type #Sunburst | #dataviz #tutorial | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Ce tutoriel explique comment créer une structure hiérarchique radiale de type Sunburt d’un domaine de connaissances particulier.
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1. Créer une structure hiérarchisée avec Word.

Une première étape pour créer le diagramme est de structurer un ensemble de concepts sous une forme hiérarchique. Cette structure organise les concepts du plus général au plus spécifique. Le rapport entre les concepts est habituellement de type ‘hyponymie’ c’est-à-dire basé sur une relation –  A est un B –  (exemple : le soccer est un sport) ou de type ‘méronymie’, c’est-à-dire basé sur une relation – A fait partie de B –  (exemple : le cylindre fait partie du moteur). Pour des fins d’illustration, nous utilisons des concepts relevant d’un projet d’implantation d’un progiciel de gestion intégré. À cette étape, seule l’utilisation d’un éditeur de texte comme MS Word peut aider à créer la structure.

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Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web | #decentralised

Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web | #decentralised | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years on from the web's inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that at its very core, remains open to all
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It's the role of governments, startups and journalists to keep that conversation at the fore, he added, because the pace of change is not slowing -- it's going faster than ever before. For his part Berners-Lee drives the issue through his work at the Open Data Institute, World Wide Web Consortium and World Wide Web Foundation, but also as an MIT professor whose students are:


"building new architectures for the web where it's decentralised".


On the issue of monopolies, Berners-Lee did say it's concerning to be "reliant on big companies, and one big server", something that stalls innovation, but that competition has historically resolved these issues and will continue to do so.

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Marketers' #awareness of #dataviz - Smart Hive

Marketers' #awareness of #dataviz - Smart Hive | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Smart Hive commissioned research on marketers' awareness of data visualization to find out what marketers think of data visualization. Learn more...
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HAVE YOU SEEN OR HEARD OF DATA VISUALIZATION?

 

First we needed to know if mar­keters even knew what data visu­al­iza­tion was and if so where they had seen it. As you can see in the results to the left, there was good unaided aware­ness of data visu­al­iza­tion, with 58% of respon­dents hav­ing seen data visu­al­iza­tion and 48% hav­ing heard of data visu­al­iza­tion. The term, data visu­al­iza­tion, may be an area of needed def­i­n­i­tion and expla­na­tion, given the over­whelm­ing increase of aware­ness once we showed examples.

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Working Groups: the #self-organising revolution | The Future of #Occupy | #cooperation #augmented

Working Groups: the #self-organising revolution | The Future of #Occupy | #cooperation #augmented | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

"As the regular General Assemblies are where all constituents gather to listen and contribute to the discussions using the methodology of the ‘stack’, which allows anyone seeking to propose a group or report on current activities,  joins a queue and takes their turn to speak. This allows each their turn to vocalise and articulate for all to hear and vote on. In a ‘leaderless’ holarchic society, the necessity for a self organising infrastructure to support the intrinsic momentum, and the forum to  voice the fomenting  processes of each, are both vital components. What is being revealed here is the desire for a new manner of building community, responsive to those who have been inspired to collaborate, as working groups become the lifeblood of the movement."


Via june holley, Howard Rheingold
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People work together well when the flexible framework of working groups accommodates their natural inclination to co-operate within the context of a big vision. They are a testament to our determination to stand up against disempowerment. We realise a greater autonomy when we work together in co-operative engagement inspired by our desire for freedom. This, to me, is the power of Working Groups.

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MyKLogica's curator insight, February 18, 2014 2:05 PM

Cuando el fenómeno de la holacracia se extiende a la sociedad.

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 24, 2014 12:50 AM

Self-organizing or controlling? Which do you see fitter?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 8:59 AM
Working Groups: the self-organising revolution | The Future of Occupy
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#Open Software for Text Analysis, Text Mining, Text Analytics | #clustering #patterns

#Open Software for Text Analysis, Text Mining, Text Analytics | #clustering #patterns | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Review of Top 11 Free Software for Text Analysis, Text Mining, Text Analytics ? KH Coder, Carrot2, GATE, tm, Gensim, Natural Language Toolkit, RapidMiner, Unstructured Information Management Architecture, OpenNLP, KNIME, Orange-Textable and LPU are some of the key vendors who provides text analytics software

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Re-Imagining Work | #SocialChange

Re-Imagining Work | #SocialChange | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

How can we get people more engaged, more productive, and happier at work? Is technology part of the problem - and could it also be part of the solution?

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the full, empowering potential of technology and encouraged a truly open, collaborative and flexible working culture.


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Kenneth Brown's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:10 PM

As a learning professional, we know that work is learning.  So when we design learning content or design learning cohorts we have to remind  ourselves to create that cognitive space, allow people to think.  Then nudge them to share, connect and inspire.

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Réseau social d'entreprise : qui a le meilleur potentiel social ? | #RSE #outils #CI

Réseau social d'entreprise : qui a le meilleur potentiel social ? | #RSE #outils #CI | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
La solution Yammer de Microsoft
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Les solutions et informations présentées dans ce dossier sont extraites du Tome 6 de l'étude sur les Réseaux Sociaux d'Entreprise (RSE) réalisée par le cabinet Lecko. Le JDN a choisi de retenir parmi les 25 solutions présentes dans la matrice des potentiels sociaux 2013, celles ayant le plus fort potentiel en termes d'intelligence collective, c'est-à-dire associant une capacité à faciliter la mise en relation de personnes tout en favorisant le développement d'usages conversationnels. En parallèle de cette matrice des potentiels sociaux, le cabinet Lecko a également réalisé cinq nouvelles matrices de positionnement permettant de répartir les offres RSE par usages (collaboration projet, knowledge management, communication, processus et CRM).

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White Paper on Research #Challenges in Social #CollectiveIntelligence


Via Pierre Levy
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This report first situates and outlines the potential of social computation to provide the basis for Social Collective Intelligence (SCI) in future systems. This involves the close interaction of social groups and machines together with systems of incentives and social structures to perform tasks that would otherwise be difficult to achieve either using entirely human or entirely machine solutions. The deliverable considers the challenges both from a technical and from a social science standpoint, identifying the potential for aligning them in order to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of SCI systems. The paper then describes some of the challenges in developing an engineering approach to the development of such systems. Finally the paper outlines some of the “big questions” that arise from the framework for SCI research developed in the white paper.

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#Collaborative #research and mapping for Nairobi’s #Public Transit | #urban #CI

#Collaborative #research and mapping for Nairobi’s #Public Transit | #urban #CI | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Collaborative research and mapping for Nairobi’s Public Transit

University of Nairobi, Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development , MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab , and Groupshot are working toward standardizing and opening transit data for Nairobi’s Matatus — the informal and de facto city bus system — and expanding our findings, tools, and processes globally. Building on past Kenyan-based digital mapping efforts and open source transit software, the group will produce a comprehensive framework for collecting, opening and mapping Matatu transportation data toward a mobile and equitable Nairobi.

 

Currently underway, a primary round of data collection and local student design workshops are growing the understanding of this otherwise misunderstood and complex system. The first series of tools will be entering development this spring to improve on data collection and transport information management in the decentralized Matatu system. This project uses Nairobi’s active mobile phone community to develop a standardized Matatu bus route for Nairobi informal buses. By developing crowd sourcing applications we hope people in Nairobi can develop, contribute, maintain and own their own transit information.

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Network #Awareness. An episode with Howard Rheingold | @hrheingold

Howard Rheingold is a visionary writer and teacher on the subjects of new media and technology. He is the author of many books - his latest being "Net Smart". He…
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Digital research #tools | #dh

Digital research #tools | #dh | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Via Pierre Levy
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This version of DiRT has been superseded by Bamboo DiRT, developed by Quinn Dombrowski and Project Bamboo.  Bamboo DiRT makes several improvements over the old DiRT and is much more current.  No new information will be added here as of 1/9/2012, but this wiki is still available for historical purposes. For more information, please see this message. 


Mew LINK:http://dirt.projectbamboo.org/

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, February 11, 2014 7:39 PM

Extensive trove of resources for digital humanities

sandra alvaro's curator insight, February 12, 2014 5:32 AM

wiki with resources for digital humanities projects

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#trends : #Top10 Innovative Companies in #BigData 2014

#trends : #Top10 Innovative Companies in #BigData 2014 | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
According to one projection, the sales of big-data-related products and services grew to more than $18 billion in 2013. Companies can now map your...
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1. GE

For harnessing data from its planes and trains to power a new Industrial Internet, potentially saving billions. General Electric is best known for its machine making, but it’s gotten smart and branded itself as a big-data company, too, by pushing its vision for an “Industrial Internet”

 

2. KAGGLE

For feeding its DIY data scientists cash-prize challenges (then molding them into a consulting biz). Now more than ever, organizations are turning toward data insights to make big decisions, and with its battalion of 150,000 data scientists, no one is better poised to take advantage of the shift than Kaggle. It farms out complex “data challenges” that come with cash prizes

 

3. AYASDI

For using a visual approach to take the guesswork out of big data. Instead of mining petabytes of info to solve a problem, customers of DARPA-funded spinout Ayasdi

 

. MOUNT SINAI ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

For embracing data scientists and supercomputers to build the hospital of the future. The New York City hospital is bringing on top Silicon Valley talent to build a facility that will map patients’ genomes to predict diseases, reduce the number of average hospital visits, and streamline electronic medical records.

 

6. THE WEATHER COMPANY

For analyzing millions of local climates to predict how shoppers’ habits sway with the weather. It’s more than just a weather channel. By analyzing the behavior patterns of its digital and mobile users in 3 million locations worldwide

 

7. KNEWTON

For forging alliances to make millions of students smarter, from adaptive­-learning e­books to personalized English­ language training courses. Any teacher can walk students through a course. But to pinpoint and develop the specific problem areas of each student—in classrooms that are already at capacity—is a tough undertaking, which is where Knewton steps in

 

8. SPLUNK

For providing businesses with hundreds of homegrown apps to sniff out error files and keep things humming. After going public in 2012, Splunk has continued its explosive growth as a pure-play leader in the big-data space. It pulled in $200 million in revenue in 2013, thanks to new customers like T-Mobile, the U.S.

 

9. GNIP

For expanding its service to let customers dive through every social media stream available. Gnip’s service, which lets customers monitor and parse through social media streams by attributes like keywords, trends, and locations, has grown even more powerful over the past year. In addition to data from Facebook, YouTube, and Google+, and access to Twitter’s full historical stream of tweets

 

0. EVOLV

For mining employee performance to help stanch turnover and upend HR. Big data is also changing the way companies hire and manage their workforces. Like other HR software, Evolv helps employers better understand employees and job candidates by comparing their skills, work experience, and personalities. 

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The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th | #actions #post #shared #awareness

The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th | #actions #post #shared #awareness | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Thousands of websites are planning a massive online protest against surveillance on February 11th.
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ACTIONS.

 

Post a comment with a link to every NSA-related story. Make and share a meme. Build a website. Organize an event.

Then tell us about it so we can spread the word.

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#SNA applications with #R: Statnet, ergm, igraph, RSiena, networksis, latentnet | #datascience

#SNA applications with #R: Statnet, ergm, igraph, RSiena, networksis, latentnet | #datascience | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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1. ergm: Fit, Simulate and Diagnose Exponential-Family Models for Networks.

An integrated set of tools to analyze and simulate networks based on exponential-family random graph models (ERGM). "ergm" is a part of the "statnet" suite of packages for network analysis.

 

http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ergm/index.html

 

 

2. igraph: Network analysis and visualization.

Routines for simple graphs and network analysis. igraph can handle large graphs very well and provides functions for generating random and regular graphs, graph visualization, centrality indices and much more.

 

http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/igraph/index.html

 

 

3. RSiena: Siena - Simulation Investigation for Empirical Network Analysis.

Fits models to longitudinal network data.

 

http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/RSiena/index.html

 

 

4. networksis: Simulate bipartite graphs with fixed marginals through sequential importance sampling

Tools to simulate bipartite networks/graphs with the degrees of the nodes fixed and specified. 'networksis' is part of the 'statnet' suite of packages for network analysis.

 

http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/networksis/index.html

 

 

5. latentnet: Latent position and cluster models for statistical networks.

A package to fit and simulate latent position and cluster models for statistical networks.

 

http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/latentnet/index.html

 

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Want to be Retweeted? Large Scale Analytics on #Factors Impacting Retweet in #Twitter Network | #datascience

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Open source diagramming framework for Java | Datagr4m | #SNA #clustering

Open source diagramming framework for Java | Datagr4m | #SNA #clustering | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Assigning layouts to structural data patterns generates diagrams closed to the domain model conventions.

2 ways for analysing data topologies:

 

1- top-down analysis: compute largest super-structures first, and refine content of each structure by computing internal sub-structures. 

 

2- bottom-up analysis: compute smallest sub-structures first, and then generate super-structures based on sub-structures patterns until no more super-structure is generated.

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Why Knowledge Management is Becoming a C-Level Discussion | #CollectiveIntelligence

Why Knowledge Management is Becoming a C-Level Discussion | #CollectiveIntelligence | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Knowledge Management is becoming a C-Level discussion in our Big Data world as senior executives understand the transformation that occurs when every employee can know everything your company knows—when they need to know it, in real time—and...

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:06 AM

KM evolution!

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Return from investments in big data can be increased when organisations find a way to facilitate access and re-utilisation of the knowledge output. To avoid the pitfalls and at the same time maximise results from employee collaboration, organisations need to equip their knowledge workers with the technology that breaks down information silos and filters out information that is irrelevant to their task at hand.

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The #crowd a study of the popular #mind by gustave le bon circa 1896 !!

The Crowd a Study of The Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon


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Claude Emond's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:29 AM

How much have we changed ?? :)

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#Disinformation Visualization: How to lie with #dataviz | #manipulation

#Disinformation Visualization: How to lie with #dataviz | #manipulation | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Mushon Zer-Aviv dissects the beautiful lies inherent to many infographics, showing how these visuals can be as manipulative as a devious argument.
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When working with raw data we’re often encouraged to present it differently, to give it a form, to map it or visualize it. But all maps lie. In fact, maps have to lie, otherwise they wouldn't be useful. Some are transparent and obvious lies, such as a tree icon on a map often represents more than one tree. Others are white lies - rounding numbers and prioritising details to create a more legible representation. And then there’s the third type of lie, those lies that convey a bias, be it deliberately or subconsciously. A bias that misrepresents the data and skews it towards a certain reading.

 

It all sounds very sinister, and indeed sometimes it is. It’s hard to see through a lie unless you stare it right in the face, and what better way to do that than to get our minds dirty and look at some examples of creative and mischievous visual manipulation.

 

Over the past year I’ve had a few opportunities to run Disinformation Visualization workshops, encouraging activists, designers, statisticians, analysts, researchers, technologists and artists to visualize lies. During these sessions I have used the DIKW pyramid (Data > Information > Knowledge > Wisdom), a framework for thinking about how data gains context and meaning and becomes information....

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Hedonometer. Measures the happiness | #dataviz #emotions

Hedonometer. Measures the happiness | #dataviz #emotions | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Hedonometer.org is an instrument that measures the happiness of large populations in real time.


Via Claudia Mihai, Complejidady Economía, NESS, Spaceweaver
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Happiness

It’s what most people say they want. So how do we know how happy people are? You can’t improve or understand what you can’t measure. In a blow to happiness, we’re very good at measuring economic indices and this means we tend to focus on them. With hedonometer.org we’ve created an instrument that measures the happiness of large populations in real time.

 

Our hedonometer is based on people’s online expressions, capitalizing on data-rich social media, and we’re measuring how people present themselves to the outside world. For our first version of hedonometer.org, we’re using Twitter as a source but in principle we can expand to any data source in any language (more below). We’ll also be adding an API soon.

 

So this is just a start — we invite you to explore the Twitter time series and let us know what you think.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:03 AM

Isn't this what we're all looking for?

Happiness, health and well being?

 

There's a very good reason how Thomas Jefferson said "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness", rather than property.

 

Yet we've confused the two to such an extent that we end up having neither on the general, collective sense (which basically boils down to being the majority of the individuals living in a society).

 

Think about it.

Jean-Michel Livowsky's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:42 AM

La mesure électronique du bonheur et du bien-être... Le Bhoutan et le «bonheur national brut»  n'ont qu'a bien se tenir, il est vrai que le concept a été enterré depuis peu...