Google’s Flu Project Shows the Failings of Big Data

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Discussion: “Big Data” is one of the hype words being thrown out in the business world. Companies, such as Google, are trying to use all this data they are gathering to predict the future. One way Google is doing this is by using a Google data-aggregating tool called Google Flu Trends (GTF). This tool is… Read more »

The Deep Web you don’t know about

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Discussion: Researchers say that the web you know about, such as Wikipedia and Facebook, only make up 1% of the World Wide Web. When you are searching for something on the web using Google, or another search engine, you are just scratching the surface of the Web.  “The vast majority of the Deep Web holds… Read more »

Obama’s Trauma Team

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Discussion: “How an unlikely group of high-tech wizards revived Obama’s troubled website.” The government spent $300 million creating a website that didn’t work, but these masterminds came to the rescue and fixed the website in a tenth of the time that it took to build it. And, in the process they helped give Obama… Read more »