Six Provocations for Big Data

  title={Six Provocations for Big Data},
  author={Danah Boyd and Kate Crawford},
  journal={Economics of Networks eJournal},
  • D. Boyd, K. Crawford
  • Published 21 September 2011
  • Computer Science
  • Economics of Networks eJournal
The era of Big Data has begun. Computer scientists, physicists, economists, mathematicians, political scientists, bio-informaticists, sociologists, and many others are clamoring for access to the massive quantities of information produced by and about people, things, and their interactions. Diverse groups argue about the potential benefits and costs of analyzing information from Twitter, Google, Verizon, 23andMe, Facebook, Wikipedia, and every space where large groups of people leave digital… 
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