Category Archives: Big Boulder Initiative

What the end of the Twitter-DataSift partnership means for customers

Disclosures Let’s get this out of the way right up front. DataSift is a client of mine at Altimeter Group. I am closely connected to Twitter via my role as a board member of the Big Boulder Initiative, of which … Continue reading

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Big Boulder Initiative: What’s on the Social Data Ethics Agenda for 2015?

Today, #snowpocalypse2015 permitting, the board of directors of the Big Boulder Initiative is meeting up in San Francisco to plan 2015 in more granular detail. As a member, I’m really proud of what we accomplished during the past year, but recognize that … Continue reading

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New Research: What Do We Do with All This Big Data?

In September, I had the opportunity to speak at TED@IBM in San Francisco about the implications of a data-rich world, and what we can do, as businesspeople, citizens, and consumers, to use it to our best advantage. Since then, I’ve … Continue reading

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Facebook’s “Emotional Contagion” Experiment: Was it Ethical?

Update, June 29: Co-author Adam D. I. Kramer posts a response here. By now, you’ve probably heard that data scientists at Facebook recently published a study in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science revealing that, in their words, “emotional states can … Continue reading

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