Thinking in Network Terms

Albert-László Barabási, Edge, Sept 24, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interview with Albert-László Barabási, author of Linked. From the text (to give you a flavour): "What is happening right now is that now a new tool is becoming available, but as a result of the technological advances, there's so much data being created about us that science becomes a byproduct of all this data. The question really becomes not as much how you collect the data, but how do you make sense of it? And this comes under many different names. You can call it network science, you can call it human dynamics, you can call it computational social science, you can call it big data. Whatever you call it, down the line, what we're talking about is that there's a huge amount of information collected about us and we need to make sense of it."

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