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Book review: digital humanitarians: how big data is changing the face of humanitarian response

Atanasova, Dimitrinka (2015) Book review: digital humanitarians: how big data is changing the face of humanitarian response. LSE Review of Books (12 May 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralysing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information is often referred to as Big Data, or Big Crisis Data. Making sense of Big Crisis Data is proving to be an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian organisations, which is why they’re turning to Digital Humanitarians. Dimitrinka Atanasova finds the most effective and entertaining aspect of the book is the well-thought out link between digital humanitarians and a #DigitalJedis.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 10:50
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 10:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73619

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