Friday, February 22, 2013

Data struggles with the social.

Check out the recent article by David Brook on NY Times about "What data can't do."
"Computer-driven data analysis, on the other hand, excels at measuring the quantity of social interactions but not the quality. Network scientists can map your interactions with the six co-workers you see during 76 percent of your days, but they can’t capture your devotion to the childhood friends you see twice a year, let alone Dante’s love for Beatrice, whom he met twice."

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