Crowdsourced data analysis occurs in open tools that let leaders put their data into the public – and let anyone have a stab at applying a plethora of analysis techniques to generate visual and statistical analyses. Some of these analyses are more insightful than others; the particularly insightful analyses spark yet others to add more insight to the analyses. This is a collaborative approach to statistical analysis, which matches the collaborative approach that social media paradigm imposes on us. And this is where the real 'big insights' take place today, and will increasingly do so in the future: in collaborative data analysis platforms – one that spontaneously comes to mind is www.manyeyes.com , though there are a few others out there as well.
Big data: are we making a big mistake? – FT.com
Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without needing the results of a single medical check-up, they were nevertheless able to track the spread of