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Facebook and the Brave New World of Social Research using Big Data | The Policy and Internet Blog
"Reports about the Facebook study ‘Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks’ have resulted in something of a media storm. Yet it can be predicted that ultimately this debate will result in the question: so what’s new about companies and academic researchers doing this kind of research to manipulate peoples’ behaviour? Isn’t that what a lot of advertising and marketing research does already – changing peoples’ minds about things? And don’t researchers sometimes deceive subjects in experiments about their behaviour? What’s new?"
big-data  facebook  mood  sentiment  ethics  privacy  research 
july 2014 by tsuomela
The GDELT Project: The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone
"The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world, connecting every person, organization, location, count, theme, news source, and event across the planet into a single massive network that captures what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day."
data  global  events  sentiment  database  social-science 
may 2014 by tsuomela

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