Big Data Is Not a Monolith (Information Policy) by Cassidy R. Sugimoto,Hamid R. Ekbia,Michael Mattioli

By Cassidy R. Sugimoto,Hamid R. Ekbia,Michael Mattioli

Big facts is ubiquitous yet heterogeneous. titanic information can be utilized to tally clicks and site visitors on websites, locate styles in inventory trades, music customer personal tastes, establish linguistic correlations in huge corpuses of texts. This e-book examines gigantic info no longer as an undifferentiated entire yet contextually, investigating the numerous demanding situations posed through huge info for health and wellbeing, technology, legislation, trade, and politics. Taken jointly, the chapters demonstrate a posh set of difficulties, practices, and policies.The introduction of massive info methodologies has challenged the theory-driven method of medical wisdom in want of a data-driven one. Social media structures and self-tracking instruments swap the way in which we see ourselves and others. the gathering of knowledge by means of enterprises and govt threatens privateness whereas selling transparency. in the meantime, politicians, coverage makers, and ethicists are ill-prepared to house massive data's ramifications. The members examine colossal data's influence on members because it exerts social regulate via tracking, mining, and manipulation; sizeable facts and society, studying either its empowering and its constraining results; colossal facts and technological know-how, contemplating problems with facts governance, provenance, reuse, and belief; and large facts and corporations, discussing facts accountability, "data harm," and selection making.ContributorsRyan Abbott, Cristina Alaimo, Kent R. Anderson, Mark Andrejevic, Diane E. Bailey, Mike Bailey, Mark Burdon, Fred H. Cate, Jorge L. Contreras, Simon DeDeo, Hamid R. Ekbia, Allison Goodwell, Jannis Kallinikos, Inna Kouper, M. Lynne Markus, Michael Mattioli, Paul Ohm, Scott Peppet, Beth Plale, Jason Portenoy, Julie Rennecker, Katie Shilton, Dan Sholler, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Isuru Suriarachchi, Jevin D. West

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