Blogging 101 – Day 9: Be inspired by the neighbors in the blogosphere

My comments on my former professor’s blog gave rise both to a dialogue and to some related and amplifying ideas that I tweeted out.  Perhaps the challenge, from a social media perspective, is how to coordinate various social media channels, in this case, blogging and tweeting, to best create and distribute informational value.

Incidentally, the subject of the blog was “Is Knowledge Power?” But the discussion concluded that knowledge (information) alone is not sufficient and that timing, context, ability to act, motivation to act and ethical considerations are necessary to convert knowledge and information to power.

Here is the link to the original blog:

And here are links to articles and blogs, mostly dealing with timing and contextual effects of big data:

We need to engineer the racism out of apps

‘Hacking multitude’ and Big Data: Some insights from the Turkish ‘digital coup’ 


Big data algorithms can discriminate, and it’s not clear what to do about it  

Octopus Genome Reveals Secrets to Complex Intelligence