One of the most exciting applications of Social Media data is the automated identification, evaluation and prediction of trends. I already sketched some ideas in this blog post. Last year – and this was one of my personal highlights – I had the opportunity to speak at the PyData 2014 […]
“The NSA is basically applied data science.”
The European Court of Justice declared the EU directive on data retention void the same day #hartbleed caused the grosset panic about password security the Net had seen so far.
This tells one story:
Get out into the open! Stop hiding! There are no […]
Once a year, the cosmopolitan digital avantgarde gathers in Munich to listen to keynotes on topics all the way from underground gardening to digital publishing at the DLD, hosted by Hubert Burda. In the last years, I did look at the event from a network analytical perspective. This year, I am analyzing the content, […]
To fill the gap until this year’s Strata Conference in Santa Clara, I thought of a way to find out trends in big data and data science. As this conference should easily be the leading edge gathering of practitioners, theorists and followers of big data analytics, the abstracts submitted and accepted for Strataconf should […]
Last weekend the 4th Conference on Quantified Self took place in Amsterdam. Quantified Self is a movement or direction of thought that summarizes many aspects of datarization of the live of people by themselves. The term “QS” was coined by Kevin Kelly and Gary Wolf, who hosted the conference. Thus it cannot be […]
Our brain is wired to experiencing the world as one consistent model of reality. New data we interpret either as confirmation of the model or as an update to replace one of its parameters with a new value. Our sensory organs also reduces the incoming stimuli, drop most of the impressions, preprocess what is identified […]
Here’s a network visualization of all tweets referring to the hashtag “#strataconf” (click to enlarge). The node size is representing the number of incoming links, i.e. the number of times this person has been mentioned in other people’s tweets:
This network map has been generated in three steps:
1) Data collection: I collected […]
While getting ready for the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, I prepared a network map showing the most important companies represented at the conference and their connections via venture capital or investment firms (click to enlarge). See you at the conference!
(This is the transcript of a key-note speech by Benedikt and Joerg 2010 on the Tag der Marktforschung, the summit of the German Market Researchers’ Professional Association BVM – )
Market research as an offspring of industrial society is legitimized by the Grand Narrative of modernism. But this narrative does no […]