ENTRIES TAGGED "social media"
Collaboration, trust in platforms, and application of social media are key health IT trends.
Brian Ahier says we're at a pivotal moment for healthcare and health IT. Many of the core issues that will shape these domains in the years to come will be discussed at the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference.
Data and social media are being used against us in creative new ways.
Marc Goodman, consultant and cyber crime expert, explains how criminals and terrorists can put data, automation, and scalability to effective use.
The combined potential of social media and legislative data took the stage at the first congressional hackathon.
Leaders of the House of Representatives met with Facebook developers and open government advocates to talk about how technology can improve the legislative process. New prototype apps hint at the future that awaits the "People's House" in the 21st century.
The National Archives described a dashboard for "citizen archivists" at a recent forum in D.C.
A recent forum at the National Archives featured a preview of a "citizen archivist dashboard" and a lively discussion of the past, present and future of social media.
ThinkUp and data ownership, DataSift turns on its Twitter firehose, and Google cracks opens the door to BigQuery.
Data democratization gets an important new tool with the release of ThinkUp 1.0. Also, DataSift offers another way to get the Twitter firehose, and Google offers a little more access to its BigQuery data analytics service.
How criminals are applying crowdsourcing techniques.
Crowdsourcing began as a way to tap the wisdom of crowds for the betterment of business and science. Crime groups have now repurposed the same tools and techniques for their own variation: "crime-sourcing."
Big funding news for data startups, a new verification tool for Wikipedia, and Angry Birds takes down the economy.
This week's data news includes funding announcements from a number of data startups, a new real-time research tool for Ushahidi and Wikipedia, and calculations about the amount of work time Americans waste on Angry Birds.
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.
Google consumes mass quantities of mobile, social media gone bad, and C++ learns new tricks
We learned that Google liked Motorola products so much they decided to buy the company, that social media has a dark side, and that C++ isn't ready to join Sanskrit in the dead languages section just yet.
Which works better: gulping from the info firehose or letting news come to you?
Facing info overload, Peter Meyers ponders more efficient ways to find what’s newsworthy. What works for you?