Big Data, Social Media and Development



 In the following posts we’ll be looking at the explosion of social media in the Global South and what implications this has for social change, economic growth and the relationship between “developing” nations and the “West.”  What are the opportunities and pitfalls of Big Data in relation to development practice and theory and will it turn the digital breadcrumbs of the Global South into digital dividends? In a fast-changing area, this blog will try to keep abreast of some of latest thinking and its application to communications for development.

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Trinity: Neo, no one has ever done anything like this.

Neo: I know, that’s why it’s going to work.