Social Media – a tool for science

26 October 2015 BIGDATA
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  In their article The social biology professor: Effective strategies for social media engagement Susan M. Bertram and Madhusudan Katti (Bertram, S.M., Katti, M. 2013: The social biology professor: Effective strategies for social media engagement, Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6: 22–31.) give a very good and well structured information about the use of social media in the […]

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The digital divide and Myanmar

26 October 2015 DEVELOPMENT
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When more and more citizens are able to get online, like in the case of Myanmar, it does not mean that we automatically get an even distribution of connectivity and ways to use it. Myanmar is a country where only the rich could connect to internet before 2010. But when the military regime left that […]

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Review for Big Data for Development: from information to knowledge societies

24 October 2015 BIGDATA

The, somewhat, recent article by Martin Hilbert gave the audience a much needed framework in order to avoid every jargon that comes with the term BIGDATA e.g. Data lakes (?). As expected the pros and the cons of BIGDATA are reiterated for for education purposes. I agree with the article about the invaluable opportunities of […]

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Internet Freedom as an International Policy?

24 October 2015 BIGDATA

Even though the article of Shirky Clay is almost from 5 years ago, most of the elements are still valuable and some can be compared with the actual Internet Freedom situation. Shirky explains that social media has real potential to produce changes but not instantly, even though better known for its coordination of impressive mass […]

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