#BigData Weekly 20150825 – The Best New Big Data Content of the Week

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Here is a roundup of Big Data content from this past week ordered by their social sharing volume.  I gather the most shared Big Data content in Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

“The new tool colleges are using in admissions decisions: big data”
Applicants for this year’s freshman class at Ithaca College didn’t have to send their standardized test scores. If they did, the scores were considered, but so were some surprising other factors — how many friends and photos they had on social media, for instance.

Publish date: 8/21/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
477 2503 246 51

“Big Data Builds a Better ‘Help Wanted’ Ad”
If you want good applicants to respond to your job posting, write it as if you were talking to actual human beings. Banish “proactive” and “value added.” Change “interface with” to “work with.” Scuttle “synergy.” Replace “the [job title] will” and “the successful candidate will” with “you will.” Don’t repeat the same phrases, as though applicants might forget the job title or the company mission. Read what you’ve written out loud to make sure you haven’t pasted in the same paragraph more than once. Better yet, start from scratch instead of remixing last fall’s ad with a few bullet points from three years ago.

Publish date: 8/20/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
176 98 144 20

“Five open source Big Data projects to watch | ZDNet”
There are a lot of open source projects out there, and keeping track of them all is next to impossible. Here are five important ones in the Big Data space that you may not know about.

Publish date: 8/21/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
782 83 202 11

“The Science Behind Big Data – insideBIGDATA”
In this special guest feature, Eric Haller of Experian’s global DataLabs offers his perspectives on the growing demand for data scientists. Eric is the executive vice-president of Experian’s global DataLabs. He leads data labs in the US, UK & Brazil that support research & development initiatives across the Experian enterprise. Prior to Experian DataLabs, Eric had responsibility for the management and growth of online credit profiles as well as strategic markets such as internet delivery, government, capital markets and retail banking for Consumer Information Services.

Publish date: 8/22/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
120 67 127 8

“Economic Forecasts in the Age of Big Data” 
WASHINGTON, DC – In late July, it came to light in the press that the US Federal Reserve had accidentally published economic forecasts for the next five years on its website. The forecasts, which make clear that the Fed does not expect a recession before 2020, revealed worrying problems not just in terms of data security, but also in the methods used by its economists.

Publish date: 8/24/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
132 39 72 4
“Colleges shift to using ‘big data’ — including from social media — in admissions decisions – The Hechinger Report”
Like other industries, schools turn to data to predict how applicants will fare

Publish date: 8/21/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
208 355 35 4

“Making Sense of Our Big Data World: Statistics for the 99%”
Our world of Big Data is defined by the quantification of everything. In order to make sense of all the data around us, we need to understand statistics and statistical thinking. Statistics, after all, is the language of data. As I’ve discussed before, knowledge of statistics is not only needed by data workers (i.e., the rare data scientists) whose job is to dive deep into the data to uncover new insights, but also by data users (i.e., the 99%) who are given the statistical/analytical results from the data scientists. The value of our highly quantified world is limited by the number of people who understand statistics.

Publish date: 8/18/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
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28 115 11

“Should Big Data Be Used To Measure Employee Productivity?”
From smartphones to smart watches, GPS tracking, autonomous driving vehicles, Bluetooth headsets, and online teleconferencing, technology is becoming increasingly integrated into daily life and basic human functioning.  With the amount of interfacing we do with technology growing rapidly and exponentially, it has become easy for companies to track and collect data related to our behavior.  Never before have we had the ability to collect and analyze such quantities of complex data about what people are doing and when they are doing it.

Publish date: 8/19/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
432 23 34 8

“Algorithm Optimizes Big Data Clusters for Medical Breakthroughs”
Researchers at Rice University have developed a big data technique that could have a significant impact on healthcare through “clustering” and the ability to reveal information in complex sets of data like electronic health records.

Publish date: 8/24/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
77 23 47 1

“How San Diego is Using Big Data to Improve Public Health”
In San Diego, a conflict is brewing over a proposal to build a dense residential development in a rural part of the county. The developer has permission to build 110 homes, but has requested to build 1,706 homes.

Publish date: 8/19/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
255 180 20 15

“​Top 100 Hadoop Interview Questions and Answers 2015”
One of the most excellent way to get ready for a Hadoop job interview is to prepare yourself to respond to any Hadoop related interview questions that might come your way- be prepared to answer even the point-blank weird big data Hadoop interview questions!

Publish date: 8/21/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
18 29 36 0

“11 Cool Quotes About Big Data”

Publish date: 8/20/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
42 20 18 2

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