Highlights of the week's stories about all things data.
What is to be done? Campaigns should make public every outreach message so we at least know what they are saying. These messages can be placed in a public database like campaign contributions so the other side can be aware of, and have the right to respond to, false claims. Political access to proprietary databases should be regulated to provide an even playing field.
“Big data” is an impressive buzzword, but don’t get caught up in that. Let’s leave it to the journalists, researchers and marketing departments to tell us what the big data market is. Instead, focus on understanding your data. Your data is much more powerful than big data; in fact, it’s the only data you truly care about.
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