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Gallup – Successful Predictive Analytics Demand a Data-Driven Workplace

David Leonard and Bailey Nelson – Successful Predictive Analytics Demand a Data-Driven Workplace, July 14, 2016. The global data push is stronger than ever Data-driven companies are more productive and profitable Leaders need to develop and sustain a data-driven culture The data movement is growing exponentially, not only regarding the sheer quantity of data but… Continue Reading

Global Commission on Internet Governance Final Report

“The Global Commission on Internet Governance was established in January 2014 to articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future of Internet governance. The project conducts and supports independent research on Internet-related dimensions of global public policy.” “Half of the world’s population now uses the Internet to connect, communicate and interact. But basic access… Continue Reading

2016 How Google Fights Piracy Report

Via Google Public Policy Blog: “The internet continues to be a boon for creators, their communities, and the content industry. At Google, we are committed to helping these industries flourish online. Today, Google’s services provide content for people all around the world and generate significant revenue for rightsholders. YouTube alone has now generated over $2… Continue Reading

International Coalition on Newspapers Metadata Search

Via Center for Research Libraries (CRL) – “The ICON database is the most comprehensive source of information about significant newspaper collections in print, digital and micro formats. The large and growing database is designed to inform library decisions on the development, management and preservation of newspaper collections. Current statistics: 47,222,880 issues from 171,518 publications dating… Continue Reading

Analysis of International Linked Data Survey for Implementers

D-Lib Magazine July/August 2016 Volume 22, Number 7/8 Analysis of International Linked Data Survey for Implementers, Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC Research DOI: 10.1045/july2016-smith-yoshimura “The International Linked Data Survey for Implementers conducted by OCLC Research in 2014 and 2015 attracted responses from 90 institutions in 20 countries. This analysis of the 112 linked data projects or services… Continue Reading

Research in the Crowdsourcing Age, a Case Study

How scholars, companies and workers are using Mechanical Turk, a ‘gig economy’ platform, for tasks computers can’t handle “Digital age platforms are providing researchers the ability to outsource portions of their work – not just to increasingly intelligent machines, but also to a relatively low-cost online labor force comprised of humans. These so-called “online outsourcing”… Continue Reading

The Global Information Technology Report 2016

“Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICT), according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016. On average, this group of high-achieving economies at the pinnacle of the report’s Networked… Continue Reading

Postal big data: Global flows as proxy indicators for national wellbeing

Via Data Driven Journalism: ” A new project has developed an innovative means to approximate socioeconomic indicators by analyzing the network of international postal flows. The project used 14 million aggregated electronic postal records from 187 countries collected by the Universal Postal Union over a four-year period (2010-2014) to create an international network showing the… Continue Reading

Americans average 10 hours each day at a screen

Nielsen Total Audience Report, Q1 Report (requires download) – “While the front sections of the quarterly Total Audience reports typically dive deep on media usage by certain demographics—age, ethnicity, income, etc.—the first-quarter 2016 report focuses on tables and exhibits typically included in the back of the report that provide comprehensive data on media behavior. The report… Continue Reading

Database of Places, Language, Culture and Environment

“About D-PLACE – the Database of Places, Language, Culture and Environment From the foods we eat, to who we can marry, to the types of games we teach our children, the diversity of cultural practices in the world is astounding. Yet, our ability to visualize and understand this diversity is often limited by the ways… Continue Reading

Liz Spayd’s first Sunday column as NYT public editor

Want to Attract More Readers? Try Listening to Them – The Public Editor, By Liz Spyd, July 9, 2016 – “Most journalists I’ve worked with have a reflexive aversion to interacting with readers. They subscribe to the view that editors and reporters have the most cultivated sense of which stories are most important, and which… Continue Reading

EFF – Senate Still Considering Giving FBI More Power to Spy on Browser History

Via EFF – “Despite strong opposition in Congress and from the grassroots, the FBI is still pushing to expand its National Security Letter (NSL) authority. The proposed amendments would allow the FBI to serve companies with NSLs and obtain a wide range of Internet records, known as Electronic Communication Transactional Records (ECTRs), including browsing history. … Continue Reading