Advance Order (15 Jan 15): Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

Amazon Page

Amazon Page

This book shows us once again why Patrick Meier is a thought leader in leveraging emerging technologies for social impact. His book captures the enormous possibilities and avoidable pitfalls of big data, social media and artificial intelligence in crisis contexts. Digital humanitarians can be powerful agents for social change but ground-truthing what we see and hear digitally is more important than ever.
—Aleem Walji, Chief Innovation Advisor, Leadership, Learning, and Innovation, World Bank Group

Phi Beta Iota: The book title and description from the publisher are misleading.  This is not a book about Big Data. It is a book about distributed human networks using open source information technologies to achieve situational awareness with a speed and precision that the entire US secret intelligence community (which costs $100 billion a year) cannot match.

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Patrick Meier @ Phi Beta Iota

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Dec 18

Worth a Look: Academia.edu Free Access to Shared Work

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Academia.edu is a place to share and follow research

16 million researchers and climbing

http://www.academia.edu/

Robert David Steele at Academia.edu

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Dec 18

Worth a Look: BizNar from Deep Web Technologies — Free, Clusters News vs Research vs Patents vs Social Media

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Click to Visit (Free)

From Abe Lederman and Deep Web Technologies, both long among our “top ten” serious endeavors to admire and leverage.

Other variations (not free) are dedicated to science (2), energy, environment, and medicine. Product Trial Page

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Nov 16