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Big data citizens

Who are they? Citizens who are using the big data?

Diana, October 26. In my last post, I would like to review the topic of Big Data one last time. I have been talking about challenges with Big Data, as well as about the hidden bias in it. One of my points, that I lifted up in my earlier posts, ...
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Pingback: Have you #HeForShe’d yet?

Eraptis, October 24. Tonight, Studentafton hosted an event with the head of #HeForShe, Elizabeth Nyamayaro, at Lund University, Sweden. #HeForShe is in Lund, Sweden, with @Studentafton and @e_nyamayaro. Follow live here! 👌 pic.twitter.com/fiht0fZyzp — HeForShe (@HeForShe) October 24, 2017 Here are some of the things being tweeted by #HeForShe during ...
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#ICT4D – Looking at the Bigger Picture

Louise, October 24. A journey is about to come to an end as I am now beginning to write what will be my last post in this blog. Along the way, I have ended up at several crossroads where phenomenon such as big data and ICT meet, and sometimes collide ...
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Event: WEF India Summit 2017. Tracing the ICT4D discourse

Eraptis, October 23. I’d like to use my concluding blog post to zoom out a bit and take a bird's eye view of our vibrant discussions about the interconnectedness of social media, data, and development and place it into a wider discussion about development discourse. The question I’d like to ...
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Can Big Data Help Feeding The World?

Aymen, October 20. Big Data goes beyond just the existence of data. The ability of Big Data techniques to generate insights through synthesizing data from a range of sources may hold the greatest potential and carry the greatest risks of all. On one hand, Spratt and Baker, in their report ...
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Is BIG DATA against of for low-income countries?

Goda, October 18. The development of new ICTs has brought many changes into our day to day life. These technologies are often seen as being undoubtedly good with the recognised capacity to make the world better. Big data is one of the key elements of it. According to Spratt & ...
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Big (biased) Data. What can go wrong?

Diana, October 16. Today's question that I want to ask is: what can go wrong by using Big Data? I move, with that, from theoretical posts to more explanatory post to show, with a particular example, how Big Data can be a risk for "development professionals" in order to provide aid ...
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#BigData – Big Threat to Human Rights?

Louise, October 14. I have recently explored how big data can be an opportunity in the context of human rights. Among other things, I have taken a closer look at the phenomena called citizen-generated data – data in the hands of the people who are fighting to bring about change ...
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(Big) Data for women’s empowerment? – How does it work?

Eraptis, October 12 In my last post, I asked the question about how data could be used in order to measure the impact of the #HeForShe movement on women’s empowerment and argued that theory could guide us in the interpretation of such data. But through logical deduction data must first ...
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big data visualization

Big Data Visualization: A Big Asset for decision making

Aymen, October 10. As defined in a previous article by Feinleib, Big Data is the ability to capture, store, and analyze vast amounts of human and machine data, and then make predictions from it. On the other hand, Beyer and Laney, in their definition of Big Data, stress that it ...
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BIG DATA – BIG Privacy ISSUE

Goda, October 8. From the previous posts, a big data has been characterised as a fuel that drives the next industrial revolution into every aspect of economic and social life. Moreover, it was highlighted that handling of data is a central and the main component in the context of creating trust ...
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Biased #data

Diana, October 5. To continue my previous post, I'll talk more about the biased data in this one. Like I mentioned before, the Big Data is, unfortunately, not objective, but a human creation: Taylor and Schroeder accentuate that if we know the whole information on the matter, it can lead to the difficulty ...
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Citizen-Generated #Data

Citizen-Generated #Data. A Game-Changer for Human Rights?

Louise, October 4. I will, as promised, dedicate this post to some positive examples of when data has enhanced human rights and global development. One example, which is commonly mentioned in discussions like these, is big data in relation to the right to health. The right to health is rather ...
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Have you #HeForShe’d yet? – Data for women’s empowerment?

Eraptis, October 2 As the third anniversary of the global #HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality just passed us by on September 20, I decided to renew my commitment to ”he for she” (apparently, I had already committed to the campaign two years ago). But now that I’ve committed (again), ...
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Local Governments

Big Data: a Tool to Improve Local Governments

Aymen, September 30. Nowadays, data is everywhere around us, from our Smartphone to our tablet, to that laptop or PC on our desks; data is pervasive and plentiful. Indeed, as reported by the Economist, “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”. Big Data may create risks ...
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Is a BIG DATA always a GOOD DATA or is it sometimes a MESS?

Goda, September 29. As it was discussed in the previous chapters, the big data has a potential to do many things and add value to major areas of our lives. So almost everyone is heavily involved in the big data. Moreover, one of the important aspects, reshaping the world today, ...
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Think About It – Is Bigger Better?

Diana, September 26. Information and communication technology (ICT) haven’t even existed for some years ago. Now, it helps us to interact in the digital world. ICT gave way to Big Data revolution, namely, to all voluminous amount of structured and unstructured data which meant to be quarried with information. The ...
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Thinking About Data – But What About Human Rights?

Louise, September 24. As has been mentioned in previous posts, we are constantly reminded that we live in a world where information and communication technologies (ICT) not only affect our lives but to a large extent shape them. These new media technologies are rapidly advancing both in scope and scale ...
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data development

Thinking about #data (for development)?

Eraptis, September 22. Thinking about data (for development) has really got me thinking. What is data, and what makes it “big”? How can it be used in the context of development, and which data really matters – is all data created equal? Blogging to reflect on these and other questions, ...
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Big Data and Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Aymen, September 21. Even though algorithm, coding, Big Data is becoming part of our daily life; these technical terms remain complicated for us, common mortals. What is Big Data for instance? In his book "Big Data Demystified: How Big Data Is Changing The Way We Live, Love And Learn," David ...
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What is BIG DATA and why it can be dangerous?

Goda, September 18. Over the last few decades, information communication technologies (ICT) have developed gradually and brought many changes to global and international development.  The rise of the social media and evolution of big data are one of them. In order to talk about big data in the context of ...
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Hello there!

@Data4ComDev, September 10. Welcome to our newly started blog. We are happy that you have found your way here already. You may wonder: who are you and what is this blog all about? We are five students enrolled in a Master’s Programme in Communication for Development at Malmö University. We ...
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