Some interesting nuggets gleaned from the web, without much editorial comment 🙂
- Crunching digital data can help the world – A CNN piece that makes the claim that ‘[t]he big issues in the air at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos were privacy and “big data”.‘ Amongst other things, it talks about Nathan Wolfe’s efforts to predict and prevent pandemics with the Global Viral Forecasting initiative.
- The Data Source Handbook from O’Reilly ($14.99 for the ebook version) provides information on open data APIs on the web.
- A Slate piece on predictive policing.
- Seth Roberts coins the term personal science (the term has been used in other places such as this article, but Roberts’ definition is a bit different.)
- Jeff Jonas’ skunk works project: a “big data analytic sensemaking engine”. Looks pretty nice (there is a PowerPoint presentation here).
- The Analysis Exchange, “the world’s only effort to connect nonprofits and web analysts to create free insights for the nonprofit community.“