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The Social Data Revolution:
Data Mining and Electronic Business
MS&E 237, Spring 2010, 3 units
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:15pm - 5:30pm
(History corner basement)
Social Data Revolution
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The amount of data generated by people doubles roughly every 1.5 years. The plummeting of costs of gathering, storing, and indexing data is having a tremendous impact on the expectations of individuals as they create and share information about themselves and about their relationships with others, both in a C2W context (consumer-to-world, e.g., Twitter) and a C2C context (e.g., Facebook). What are the new data sources, how can they be used to create value for individuals, business, and ultimately society?
, is a wiki.
If you see anything that can be improved, just do it. While everybody can view, only members can edit. All students in the class have been added as members based on their email address on the class list. If there is any access problem, please click on the top of this page, and generate a request to be added.
Class Final Wrap Up
Breathe a sigh of relief... you're done!
For those interested in doing a little bit more, please see the
extra credit assignment
, due Sunday June 6th.
Eugene Kim, Haway Fung, Wikimedia, Christian Wiklund, Skout
Dan Olsen, YourVersion
Lars Backstrom, Facebook (PYMK)
Todd Levy, bit.ly
Vipul Prakash, Rishab Ghosh, Topsy
Adam Josephs, Brad Rubenstein, Celerity
Mark Torrance, Rocket Fuel; Ted Shelton, Open-First
Online and mobile advertising
Incentives, Game Dynamics
Ashwin Kumar, Blippy
Gary Bolles, Xigi
The Individual: Identity, Privacy
Relationships, The Social Graph
The Collective / Community
Self tracking, Health
Ambient Data, Smart Cities
VC Panel (Accel Partners, Alloy Ventures, Sparring Partners)
Business opps from the SDR
Auren Hoffman, Rapleaf
Social Network Intelligence
The teaching team has one single email address that is monitored by them: email@example.com. This email is not monitored by the instructor, but by the members of the teaching team.
Andreas Weigend. Try contacting me by email first (firstname.lastname@example.org), and if you think you should have received a response but didn’t, then text or call me, (650) 906-5906. I live in San Francisco, and am on campus two days a week.
Jeremy Carr (email@example.com), MS&E Master's student.
Muhammad Aldawood (firstname.lastname@example.org), MS&E PhD student.
Directions to the class
For guests, the following information might be useful: If you come by car, a convenient parking area is the street parking (you need to pay until 4pm) in front of the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts (328 Lomita Drive, Stanford CA 94305). After parking, walk for a few minutes (continuing in the same direction) towards the central part of campus. The first real street you will reach (not counting the street at the museum) is called Serra Mall.
If you want to go to the classroom directly, turn left on Serra Mall. The class is in the leftmost corner of the Quad, Building 200 ("History Corner"), basement room 002 (Stanford CA 94305).
And if you want to grab a bite or a cup of coffee, turn right on Serra Mall and cross the street to get to Bytes Cafe, located at the ground floor of David Packard Electrical Engineering.
There is a
searchable campus map
(keywords: History Corner). If you have problems finding it, any student on campus should be happy to help you with directions.
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