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Big Data has ratings and reviews. Morcan The STREAM TONE by T. Gilling Wikinomics by Don Tapscott Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of internet governance and regulation at the University of Oxford—and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero—believes that.

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My fascination, in no small part, comes from my belief that the big data approaches made possible by machine learning and distributed processing are a key component of where we are headed as a society. We need to be aware of the fact, because some of the unintended consequences of big data are terrifying. This page was last edited on 2 Aprilat He is the co-author of Big Data: This moves situations away from traditional sample-based statistics and into much greater depth analyses and descriptions of entire populations or as the authors say: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

It armed them with information to which they viltor never had access before.

I certainly wouldn’t say that this book was a waste of time, but it would’ve served an equal purpose at half the length. And how did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, eata, and society at large.


The authors also rightly talk about the tyranny of data. Also, the authors do well to raise important big-picture issues related to the phenomena, though the potential impacts of big data both positive and negative are occasionally overblown.

View all 3 comments. One person found this helpful. English Choose a language for shopping. This really is a change that is being discussed and business and engineering schools across the US are hurrying to catch up with and capitalize on it.

This book has been sitting in my Kindle queue since publishing in To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I mayer-schonberge a lecture once on Bourdieu.

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Beside that, follow author on twitter also good with me: All in all the book is a good introduction to an important and interesting topic. How do I begin reading? After leaving secondary school in his hometown, he studied law for seven terms at the University of Salzburg. Keeping the algorithms unchanged, they just fed in three orders of magnitude more data, from 10 million gig a billion words.

Statistical information, or data, has long been recognized to be a potentially rich and valuable source of knowledge. Tech companies such as Drawbridge and Flurry have sprung up expressly to track individuals, and can determine which devices cellphone, work computer, home computer, tablet, laptop belong to the same user.


This is a remarkable thing, when you think about it, and something very few of us I include myself in this group have ever really understood. Campbell rated it liked it.

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Sep 22, Liz rated it liked it Shelves: The iPhone already records everything you do, the number of steps you take, where you are at any given time. Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? In addition to helping already established businesses, big data is also allowing for new business opportunities that were never possible before. In addition, big data is being used to help identify where potentially dangerous infrastructural problems are occurring, and also to identify trouble spots for fire hazards, in order that they may be addressed.

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What I also find worth mentioning are the historical outlines of mankind’s endeavors in data gathering and storing. Aug 25, Juliana rated it really liked it Shelves: Buying airplane tickets is a good example.

If not the first, this was certainly an early application of Big Data, which the authors describe as follows: