Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Worst 500 passwords in the world
In his book Knowledge is Beautiful, David McCandless has collected infographics spanning all kinds of subject matter to visually display the data we …

Guardian: Containing Chernobyl’s deadly legacy in infographics
A gigantic steel arch under construction to cover the remnants of the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine, …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Social Investing Equals More Opportunity
Within the past ten years, social networks have revolutionized not only the way we live, but have also altered the way we invest. These days’ …

Twitter becomes victim of social media as profit results released early
The incident is now the latest case study in the perils of social media and its ability to spook investors and to move markets. Twitter shares dropped by …

“Learn to Speak the Language of the Market,” Says Howard Lindzon, Investor and Tech Expert, at UTC Annual Members’ Meeting Eventn
As one of the Internet’s most popular social media personas with a Twitter following of 275,000, Lindzon is cofounder and Chairman of StockTwits, …

2 Stunning Finds From a Recent Social Networking Study on Brand Loyalty
Whether you realize it or not, social media use is completely transforming our …. This is certainly something for investors and Google shareholders to …

LinkedIn, Facebook post massive gains: This time, it’s social media sending Nasdaq to brink of 2000 high
Companies tracked by the Solactive Social Media Index have surged 15% this … “When social media sites are hot, investors jump on and that’s what’s …

BIG DATA NEWS

Nepal Earthquake: Using Big Data In A Crisis
And Big Data is playing its part, too – with crowdsourced, data-driven efforts to connect people outside the country with their missing loved ones, and …

Watch Out! Here Comes Big Data 2.0
Unless you were living under a rock for the past 10 years, you’ve probably heard of the term, big data. It was a moniker that was given to the industry …

China To Use Big Data To Rate Citizens In New ‘Social Credit System’
A new translation of the government’s plans for a so-called social credit system sheds light on how China aims to utilize “Big Data” to hold all citizens …

Scrap randomised trials in favour of big data, says ex-IBM medical officer
He believes that to cut the wastage and develop properly personalised healthcare, we must transition to a system where we are using big data to solve …

Payday Lending’s Contrasting Cultures of Wealth and Exploitation — and Big Data’s Role
The technology of big data became a key to this transformation since it made it easy to both find new victims and largely hide the identities of the …

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