Six Myths About Big Data

BIG DATA MYTHS: Six myths about "big data" courtesy of Microsoft researcher, Kate Crawford (and a hat tip to the NYTimes). Crawford offers more detail on the points in this 2012 paper with Microsofts' danah boyd.

  • Big Data is new
  • Big Data is objective
  • Big Data doesn't discriminate
  • Big Data makes cities 'smart'
  • Big Data is anonymous
  • You can opt out
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