A description of Big Data by Marcus Wigan (on a radio interview).
The internet and other digital technologies are an important part of everyday life. We are, increasingly, using them to upload and download files, communicate with family and friends, store and share documents, listen to music, read books, watch videos and so forth.
These files accumulate throughout life and become an important record of that life (link to article in LexisNexis Retirement and Estate Planning) (it’s on page 63).
I attended this event recently at The University of Melbourne. Thanks to ITS Research for putting it on.
“The word “data” connotes fixed numbers inside hard grids of information, and as a result, it is easily mistaken for fact. But including bad product introductions and wars, we have many examples of bad data causing big mistakes (link to article)”
This is a project in which I was involved over the weekend at GovHack (in Melbourne). It was a really good event. The two guys in the video did all the hard work; I was the story teller (and was at a wedding most of the weekend whilst they did all the coding).
The Demo is here:
Also, check out the other entries:
In the year to June 30, 2012, Australians downloaded 421,147 terabytes of data, an increase of 52 per cent, while the total internet subscribers increased to 28.23 million.
Nearly half of us (10.8 million) are going online at least once a day and the typical Aussie spends 82 hours a month on the internet.
The figures are contained in the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) Communications Report, tabled in federal parliament this Thursday.
ACMA found that the huge increase in data downloaded was due to the growth in online streaming of digital media, including user-generated video (increased by 67 per cent to 4.4 million people), TV programs (47 per cent to 1.6 million) and radio services (34 per cent to 1.2 million)
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/internet-use-rockets-as-australians-dependence-grows-20121206-2ax3g.html#ixzz2EEfy4efF
Also see ACMA’s annual communication report tabled in Federal Parliament today (link)
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