Big Data, Social Media and Development

Dear reader,

Thank you for visiting our blog, we would like to inform you that we have now concluded working on this blog which is a part of a master course at Malmö University. We will henceforth not be writing or updating any blog posts nor answer any comments for that matter. Thank you for checking the blog out once more and for reading our former blog posts.



 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.