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Big data problems we face today can be traced to the social ordering practices of the 19th century.

Robertson, Hamish and Travaglia, Joanne (2015) Big data problems we face today can be traced to the social ordering practices of the 19th century. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (13 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In the 19th century, changes in knowledge were facilitated not only by large quantities of new information pouring in from around the world but by shifts in the production, processing and analysis of that information. Hamish Robertson and Joanne Travaglia trace the connections between the 19th century data revolution and the present day one, outlining the implications this may have for the politics of big data in contemporary society. Two centuries after the first big data revolution, many of the problems and their solutions persist down to the present era.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 10:31
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70877

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