Big Data and the Attention Economy: Big Data (Ubiquity symposium)
by Bernardo A. Huberman
While attention has always been prized above money, few people have had the means to attract it to themselves. But the new digital economy has provided everyone with a loudspeaker; thus efforts at getting noticed have rapidly escalated in global society. The attention economy focuses on the mechanisms that mediate the allocation of this scarce entity. Social networks and big data play a role in determining what is noticed and acted upon.
Big Data, Digitization, and Social Change: Big Data (Ubiquity symposium)
by Jeffrey Johnson, Peter Denning, David Sousa-Rodrigues, Kemal A. Delic
We use the term "big data" with the understanding that the real game changer is the connection and digitization of everything. Every portfolio is affected: finance, transport, housing, food, environment, industry, health, welfare, defense, education, science, and more. The authors in this symposium will focus on a few of these areas to exemplify the main ideas and issues.