Big data’s growing shadow

In his Weekly Update, Stowe Boyd, the Gigaom Research curator for social, notes that ‘the fear of big data’ is growing. He attributes some of the backlash Facebook has suffered for its admitted psychological experimentation with members’ news feeds to people’s growing discomfort with growing data use. Stowe looks more broadly at the unease about the use of technology in the workplace, where, of course, Facebook is among the newest entrants.