Forbes: Moving Beyond Social Media Towards News As “Big Data” In The Cloud Era

Forbes: Moving Beyond Social Media Towards News As “Big Data” In The Cloud Era. “Social media datasets have become one of the dominant ‘big data’ sources in the social sciences due to their widespread availability and machine-friendly distribution. Simple streaming JSON APIs offer realtime monitoring right out of the box and the vast and continually growing ecosystem of tools and workflows make it easy for researchers to get started. On the other hand, accessible social data is extraordinarily biased and reflects only a small portion of human society. The most widely used social data, Twitter, captures just a minute fraction of the world’s voices.”