The personal data mined from our internet and social media use has enormous potential. But do all the claims add up? Kate Crawford busts some big data myths.
The experience of the Queensland floods has moved us beyond the slanted view of social media services as echoing halls of babble, writes Kate Crawford.
Social media is revolutionising disaster management and community building during and after emergencies, research into last year’s Queensland floods has found.
Associate Professor Kate Crawford presents findings from the largest study of mobile media use in Australia this week (Thursday, 23 September) at UNSW.