Can BIGDATA help those in need?

23 October 2015 BIGDATA

Arguably, BIGDATA is the gimmick of the decade and the next big thing in almost every sector except International Development. This is beginning to change for reasons that might be not so benevolent but are beyond the scope of this small article. It is true that IT is the sector that resists recession and the […]

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Are we safe? The good and the bad sides of social media.

20 October 2015 BIGDATA
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  Although social media and in particular Facebook might have had some positive contribution to successful social change projects (see my previous post https://wpmu.mah.se/nmict152group9/2015/10/19/does-information-make-us-change-and-how-do-social-networks-can-help-if-at-all/ ), there is an issue, which is a concern for many of their users – data security. In relation to that an initiative/organisation called Europe vs. Facebook has been established ( […]

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Does information make us change? And how do social networks can help, if at all?

19 October 2015 BIGDATA
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In my country – Bulgaria – we often see some charity campaigns and usually the approach is to present some facts and basic information for the target group/person that needs help, in the majority of cases in the form of money, to improve their situation or implement a medical operation, etc. depending on the case. […]

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Free Wi-Fi… What is behind?

17 October 2015 BIGDATA
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At the end of September, Google announced its plan to bring free high-speed Wi-Fi (to start!) in 400 train stations across India. According to the Google’s CEO of India, there are still over a billion of people who are not connected in India. And how to reach this population? Through the India’s train system, which […]

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