A Global Perspective on Social Media and the Culture of Autonomy

October 10, 2014

As a reflection on how its way of doing and communicating research changed in 2013, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) produced a short video that summarizes the impact of social media during the past year. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0ezsCbVKUY[/youtube]   With an ever increasing penetration of social media in developed and developing countries alike, a lot has changed: […]

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All about Data

October 8, 2014

And it’s not just data. It’s BIG data. That is really the key question. The quantity of data that we can manage to collect and store today is immense and keeps on growing everyday, doubling and tripling itself. But what to do with all these data? What is it good for? Our most common assumption […]

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Welcome to D4D – Data for Development!

October 1, 2014

On a daily basis and like never before each of us leaves digital traces that derive from the use of social media, mobile phones, electronic devices and web-based tools. Making sense of all this data and understanding what it means requires new technologies and techniques, including the emerging field of big data. But it also […]

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Conference: e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future

September 28, 2014

This conference is organized by the eI4Africa and iMENTORS EU/FP7 projects and held under the aegis of the European Commission (EC, DG CONNECT) and the African Union Commission (AUC). It will present the two projects’ main outcomes and discuss major developments and perspectives in the field of Africa-EU e-Infrastructure cooperation. The event will be held in […]

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