Big Data, Social Media and Development – an introduction

Big Data, Social Media and Development: three big areas which this blog will explore, question and unpack. 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 the hell is Big Data? Part II

In their article, “The Data That Turned the World Upside down,” writers ANNES GRASSEGGER AND MIKAEL KROGERUS explain, “Big Data means, in essence, that everything we do, both on and offline, leaves digital traces. Every purchase we make with our cards, every search we type into Google, every movement we …