March 12, 2013
1. Facebook is a haven for big data and a recent study found that our actions on Facebook can provide reliable insights into our preferences, including religious, social, political and sexual preferences. How do you feel about your information being added into the big data of social media and advertising?
2. While big data analysis is a growing trend, the market will not be able to supply the analysts needed for this field in the coming years, according to McKinsey Consulting. Are there ways we can bring this new field into the classroom to prepare students to step into this career path? Does analyzing large, aggregate data excite you?