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Social Media 2014 Statistics (interactive infographic)

Jane Hart

Another interactive infographic – this one form Digital Insights – that lets you tweet the statistics. Isn’t loading? Try this. Social learning

Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People with the necessary skills are scarce, primarily because the discipline is so new.  Change does not come easy, even for brilliant physicists.

MOOC Statistics Thus Far

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here's what we have for participation rates in the #Change11 MOOC this far. Persons' are people who have registered for the course. The gap between persons and subscriptions is the number of people who signed up for the course but unsubscribed to the newsletter.'Subscriptions' It includes active feeds only

Keynote slides: The Power of Social Media including 8 shock-and-awe statistics

Ross Dawson

The keynote provides a whistle-stop tour of the value of social media, beginning with statistics showing that New Zealand is a world leader in the use of social media and going on to provide a few select statistics that bring home the enormity of the impact of social media. Below are my keynote slides.

Judgement & statistics

Dave Snowden

The interesting feature is that on all the statistical evidence Ireland should have had a walk over, but they lost. The trouble is that statistics count what can be counted and that can never be the whole picture. Watching the rugby match between Scotland and Ireland today was interesting for a neutral. Musings

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

Threads with the most participants? That could very well be a Friday afternoon LOL chat that got out of hand. Most replied to threads? Same there.

Technorati's Statistics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Technorati right now offers no statistical validity and should not be quoted as indicative of web trends or blogosphere trends. I do not want to speculate as to why Technorati is obtaining the results it is. Sorry to complain, but this report is almost completely implausible. And Here's 359,000 more.

[2b2k] Census Bureau ends Statistical Abstract

David Weinberger

The Census Bureau is no longer going to fund the creation of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, apparently in order to save $3M a year. Yeah, but if the Statistical Abstract ever had value — which it did — it’s because it aggregated that can be difficult to chase down million times.

No more Type I/II error confusion

Mind Hacks

Despite being fundamentally important concepts, they are terribly named. Who can ever remember which way around the two errors go?

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Get your act together! @Klout

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 25 June 2010 Get your act together! for third party goodies and gifts. Ambitious?

Constant learning is a key theme in the Future of Work

Jane Hart

Each theme has 4 trends and each trend is supported by 4 examples, supporting statistics and implications defined by PSFK Labs team.

How Much are Free Goods Worth? A LOT.

Andy McAfee

His talk was titled “How the GDP Statistics Ignore Free Goods and Why it Matters.”

LinkedIn reaches 100 million members worldwide

Jane Hart

– and also shared this infographic with key statistics. LinkedIn have just announced they have reached 100 million members worldwide.

Patterns & significance

Dave Snowden

A series of emails and skype calls today built up a head of frustration with some people's obsession with statistics and data. So let me put forward some simple statements, just short of a round dozen: The purpose of statistics is to inform human decision making. At all costs in a complex system do not abandon outliers. Polemic

Buy a book, save a life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

You might feel helpless in the face of such an overwhelming statistic. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Video. Articles.

Social Media Revolution 2011 Video

Jane Hart

This is a shorter version that includes new social media statistics for 2011. Tweet. I’ve been waiting for this! “

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The Internet of things will dwarf the Internet of people

Ross Dawson

An amazing statistic is that by end of 2011, 20 typical households will generate more Internet traffic than the entire Internet in 2008.

The Social Priming Studies in “Thinking Fast and Slow” are not very replicable

Mind Hacks

In that book, published in 2011, Kahneman writes “disbelief is not an option” about these results. Is it a blogpost? Who knows?!).

The Path to Better Decisions, in One Cute Graph

Andy McAfee

The statistical toolkit is full of ways to extract the signal from the noise, even with pretty messy data. Do you agree? If not, why not?

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The Psychologist on stigma, statistics and S&M

Mind Hacks

The British Psychological Society's monthly magazine The Psychologist is continuing to dip its toes into the world of open-access and has made the entire March edition freely available online. couple of articles stand out. More tea vicar? In comparison, my page 9 column on language-dependent psychosis rather pales in comparison.

The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But when was the last time you were manipulated by a media conglomerate, or a government agency, or a news outlet, or a campaign ad because you don''t understand statistics? How about some love for statistics? Statistics is the study of change, and change can come in pretty much any mathematical form. Maybe some subtraction.

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

The only way I can imagine coming up with these absurdly low statistics would be by asking the wrong people. L&D people. Just Jay

Power analysis of a typical psychology experiment

Mind Hacks

Understanding statistical power is essential if you want to avoid wasting your time in psychology. The results should worry you. Theory

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, unlike the earlier programming-based projects, the statistical approaches scaled very nicely.  AI was reborn in the 1990s.

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Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

This figure was in fact 2 minutes DOWN from the statistics from over one year earlier. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Below are a few highlights and comments from the full report. Over time initiatives such as Google+ may change that. and U.S.

Non-Technologists Agree: It’s the Technology

Andy McAfee

The evidence is just too clear that it is, and that we see evidence of the second machine age everywhere, including in the statistics

How many pages of that new book did you read?

Jay Cross

How many pages does the typical business reader read before quitting? believe the answer was  nine pages! Informal Learning 2.0 ?

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Statistics Canada estimates 158,400 people aged 55 to 64 were handed permanent layoffs in 2015. Learning is the new literacy.

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Getting rained out in a brainstorm

Doc Searls

The only math course I took in college was Statistics. Sez the abstract, A method of fixed cardinality partition is examined. The math was easy.

Smarter and faster

Harold Jarche

What will happen if the average lifespan of companies gets down to just a few years? There is little “real stuff” being traded any more.

Black Box Thinking Review

Harold Jarche

One excellent example is of 5 Israeli parole judges whose cases over a 10 month period revealed some shocking statistics. ” Books PKM

The Learning Styles Zombie

Clark Quinn

They did a meta-analysis of the research out there, and concluded this with statistical rigor. Er, no. meta-learning

Emerging markets professionals are at the vanguard of the future of professional work

Ross Dawson

The report uncovers a number of very interesting insights into professionals and professional work.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

While reading Adam Grant’s new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World , I found myself utilizing four different lenses of observation.

Blog Post: The communication issues that prevent effective leadership

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Here are three interesting Harris Poll statistics from an HBR article The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders by Lou Solomon. Complaint 3: 52% of U.S. workers say leaders do not make the time to meet with them Complaint 4: 51% of U.S. workers say leaders refuse to talk subordinates Complaint 7: 36% of U.S.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth Kanter

Parr uses the metaphor of building a fire to describe how capturing attention works. Which one would people likely donate to? Books

Even in the Moneyball Era, Baseball’s Pundits Won’t Go Away

Andy McAfee

These geeks, who often call themselves SABRmetricians (after the Society for American Baseball Research , the Mecca of baseball statistical analysis), were certainly impressed by Cabrera’s performance, but they were even more impressed by Mike Trout, a rookie outfielder for the Angels. Two reasons.

Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a general cognitive intelligence has long been statistically captured by tests measuring the Intelligence Quotient or IQ of individuals.

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We discovered that such a statistical, information-based approach produced something akin to intelligence or knowledge.  players.