“Facebook Is a Bigger Source for Political News than CNN, Fox” headlined a Mashable article last week. Oh, really? This provocative phrase kept showing up on my Twitter feed. The article was one of many that splashed news headlines after the Pew Research Journalism project issued a report on the news habits of Americans. But […]
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Is Facebook just another paperboy with bad aim?
By schradie on October 28, 2014 in Big Data, Facebook, Journalism, Labor, Silicon Valley, Twitter
Big Data is Too Small: How the Digital Divide Leaves People Out
By schradie on July 31, 2013 in Academia, Digital Divide, Facebook, My Talks, Social Movements, Sociology, Twitter
In my post on PBS.org’s MediaShift, I contend that Big Data is Too Small. I will also be giving a talk on the topic at the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting on August 13 in New York. Here’s the lede: “The utopian hype over Big Data is being critiqued on many fronts. After all, it isn’t that new. […]