Here are few links that captured my attention this week.
- If a network is broken, break it more: New research from Northwestern University suggests that, instead of replacing the damaged lines in a network, we could restore the whole network by strategically disconnecting even more lines
- Social Network Analysis: making invisible work visible: The paradox is that organizations continue to allocate a significant proportion of their IT budgets on communications infrastructure and ‘social software’ and virtually nothing on systems and tools that can analyze how effective this investment is.
- Unstoppable march of big data: The driving force of big data is not technology, but the economics of data storage. Cell phones, lifts, doors and weather stations always used to throw out tremendous amounts of data every few seconds; we just never used to record it. Now we can.
- Mapping the ‘Geography’ of the Internet: The Internet isn’t a place where everyone shouts at each other. It’s a collection of lots of small places where people are chatting among themselves.
- Interesting app I spotted this week called Coffitivity that supposedly offers just enough noise to get work done
- A great compilation of resources for obtaining, handling and visualizing data http://t.co/1DheCzVdE5
- A video, inspired from Sherry Turkle’s book Alone Together, “the innovation of loneliness” is worth pondering as you unplug this weekend!