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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Tim Harford: Don’t Be Quick To Trust Infographics
Infographics and complex data visualisations can obscure the truth rather than make it easier to understand, warned economist, Financial Times …

7 top tips for successful infographics – iCrossingConnect – Digital Marketing Expertise from iCrossing
Infographics are all around us. Although they have come under some scrutiny in recent years, done well they are an extremely useful way of …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Sell-Off in Social Media Stocks Puts SOCL ETF in Trouble – ETF News And Commentary
Is the craze for social media evaporating across the globe? … With investors in no mood to binge on social media, these IPOs might fail to succeed …

Are social media stocks in a bear market?
Shares of Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and LinkedIn (LNKD) fell sharply last week and investors are wondering if social media companies have …

Sears Lets Go of Lands’ End; Netflix and Yelp Get Upgraded
Stocks tumbled for the second day in a row as investors continued to bail from momentum names, including social-media stocks, and take cover in …

Stocks Drop 1%, Investors Dump Big Tech Names
Investors are moving out of many areas of the market that performed well last year. In particular, the Internet, social media and biotechnology …

Is Facebook for business now a waste of time?
And the typical answer from the speaker: “You need to convince them that social media is an investment.” This is true. But it seems Facebook’s …

BIG DATA NEWS

Growing Doubts About Big Data
There’s quite a kerfuffle going on in the world of big data, with a range of prominent articles in the past month suggesting it’s not the analytical holy grail …

Can big data and privacy coexist?
There’s been a surge in organisations attempting to develop a big data strategy in recent years, with businesses keen to mine any and all information …

GoSquared Crunches Big Data So You Don’t Have To
April 8 (Bloomberg) — James Gill, CEO at GoSquared, explains how his company tracks tens of thousands of websites, crunching data and managing …

Google and the flu: how big data will help us make gigantic mistakes
As the “big data” bandwagon gathers steam, it’s appropriate to ask where it currently sits on the hype cycle. The answer depends on which domain of …

Tesco buys into big data to make marketing more personalised
Tesco has bought big data technology firm Sociomantic as it looks for ways to improve its Clubcard loyalty programme and make its marketing more …

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