Tag Archives: Big data

“Privacy as we’ve known it is ending”…really? Only for some

The following NY Times article floated into my in-box via CB Insights’ newsletter – CB Insights is one of the leading VC and start-up online sources, and has a very lively newsletter! I hope CB Insights’ editor won’t mind me … Continue reading

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Oy, don’t make my life so searchable! Who said that? Um, I’ve forgotten

Disruptive Searcher’s been rather too quiet. Odd, since there are so many topics she could/should be covering at present. To start with there’s the high profile more-than-somewhat disruptive debate around the recent “right to be forgotten”  ruling and what Google … Continue reading

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The power of sharing

In  a recent article, What executives should know about open data, McKinsey discusses how significant it could be if organisations would agree to share some of the vast quantities of data they have. It already happens in some areas. As … Continue reading

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Scanning the horizon for all the books

It’s being widely reported in the media that Google has finally been given the green legal light to scan the world of books until it reaches the far horizon. It’s a lovely thought, and could be quite disruptive – a … Continue reading

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It seems to be a free service, but then, you don’t get owt fer nowt

It’s one of the basic life lessons, expressed through various catchy phrases; “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” and so on and it seems very apt for the age of “big data”. By their nature, many medically-related searches … Continue reading

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Taking search a step further: web intelligence

I commented on Recorded Future a few years ago when it first came out (From retro-search to future-search). The site has flourished over the years and has recently carried out a series of interviews which look at “web intelligence“. This is … Continue reading

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Big Data’s 3 challenges and a look at Big D. in healthcare

I’ve blogged about Big Data before, (see Understanding the deluge that is big data or More on Big Data and a new career opportunity for the info. profession? ), and, by its very nature, it’s quite an over-whelming subject. It also seems … Continue reading

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Social media book review: a guide on how to get heard?

While we’re taking a wander around the topic of social media, the Financial Times has reviewed a new book which, although not purely about social media, is relevant and possibly quite entertaining too, especially for those who are social media … Continue reading

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I look out through a Facebook window, but keep the window shut

I’ve read Phil Bradley’s recent blog post Personal reputation in a social media world. I came away feeling somewhat weighed down and pressured. Pressured that more and more of many people’s time (and very possibly mine) will be spent tacketing … Continue reading

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More on Big Data and a new career opportunity for the info. profession?

Continuing with the Big Data theme, I see that October’s Harvard Business Review is mostly dedicated to the topic and among the features is one entitled “data scientist: the sexiest job of the 21st century”. “Wahey!”, says the info. nerd, … Continue reading

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