ENTRIES TAGGED "dataset"

BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community

BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community

A Canadian startup aspires to be the GitHub of datasets.

BuzzData looks to tap the gravitational pull of data, then keep people around through conversation and collaboration.

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Strata Week: MapReduce gets its arms around a million songs

Strata Week: MapReduce gets its arms around a million songs

MapReduce crunches a million-song dataset, GPS and accident reconstruction, and WWI crowdsourcing.

This week's data stories include a guide to using MapReduce to process the Million Song Dataset, a story about how GPS data can help reconstruct lost memories (and accidents), and evidence that emergency crowdsourcing goes back further than many realize.

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Visualization of the Week: Social media and the UK riots

Did social media catalyze UK violence? The Guardian casts doubt on that conclusion.

The Guardian has created an interactive visualization of some 2.5 million tweets to challenge the British government's contention that rioters used Twitter to organize the recent violence.

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