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

But, analyzing data is something people have been doing with statistics and related methods for a while. “Why Why then do we need a new term like data science when we have had statistics for centuries?

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Trending Sources

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' Subscriptions' is the number of people subscribing to the daily newsletter.'Feeds' Feeds' is the number of blogs submitted by course participants and harvested by the feed reader. 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. Here are the statistics I provide (together with sources): * More than 1.7 Tomorrow I am giving the closing keynote at Oracle Cloud Day Auckland on The Power 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. Of course in the ordered aspects of any enterprise statistics and numbers can do a lot of the work for you, but in a complex situation they can be dangerous. Watching the rugby match between Scotland and Ireland today was interesting for a neutral.

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

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. Re: Technorati's State of Blogs report Joho writes: "Dave Sifry has been posting data Technorati has gathered about the size and nature of the blogosphere, at least the big chunk of it Technorati knows about." Sorry to complain, but this report is almost completely implausible.

[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. If the absence of a Statistical Abstract increases search time by even two minutes, then the cost, based on the all-in average pay of reference librarians, will be about five times the federal savings.

No more Type I/II error confusion

Mind Hacks

Type I and Type II errors are, respectively, when you allow a statistical test to convinces you of a false effect, and when you allow a statistical test to convince you to dismiss a true effect.

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

Martijn Linssen

All Ive done is cut out one part and saved that as JPEG, as to minimise its size (thus increasing the performance of this blog post page) First, a few statistically impossible deviations. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 25 June 2010 Get your act together!

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. This presentation, from Innovation Excellence , explores the new ways we are working and the implications for business and for workers.

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.” Here’s the money slide from Erik’s Brynjolfsson’s presentation earlier today at the Techonomy 2012 conference.

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. LinkedIn

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. Another with a colleague frustrated by people talking about the validity of statistical patterns for low volume datasets and not realising that simple visualisation can enable an intelligent person who make sufficient sense to act. Humans can change the context through intent (or accidentally) which can render any statistics out of date/data/meaning.

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. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko. Daniel H.

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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! The 2011 revision of the well known video by Erik Qualmann.

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soft skills are permanent skills

Harold Jarche

Data Mining and Statistical Analysis. Are soft skills the new hard skills? I asked this question six years ago. I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. They come and go according to the economy and the state of technology.

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… and nearer to the Dust

Dave Snowden

I’d argue that senior executives, and certainly politicians, have too little knowledge of the nature of statistics to exercise judgement in what to believe in respect of what is presented to them.

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 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. As I was getting ready for a panel discussion on big data a little while ago I tried to think of a concise (i.e.

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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. A couple of articles stand out. The first is on stigma that discusses studies on how we internally structure information and notes that even here, the golden ratio may play a role, with a crucial 68% / 32% split on negative and positive information being linked to stigmatised people.

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

Clark Quinn

And, interestingly, one other statistic struck me:”less than 1⁄4 are willing to recommend their program to peers” To put it another way, the majority of L&D are embarrassed by their outputs.

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? Normal people have infinitely more opportunities to use the concepts taught in statistics in their lives than they do the concepts taught in the traditional math sequence. How about some love for statistics? Statistics is the study of change, and change can come in pretty much any mathematical form.

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

Mind Hacks

The argument is that the pattern of 100% significant results is near to impossible, even if the effects known were true, given the weak statistical power of the studies to detect true effects.

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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. An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that only 30% of U.S. companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year.

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. Recently Nielsen released social media usage statistics for the US for July 2012, showing average time on social networks of 6 hours 28 minutes.

Power analysis of a typical psychology experiment

Mind Hacks

Understanding statistical power is essential if you want to avoid wasting your time in psychology. Statistical power is determined by the type of statistical test you are doing, the number of people you test and the effect size.

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

Ross Dawson

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% of time spent online dominate Internet usage, with more than twice the next category games, at 9.8% of time spent.

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 Two papers came out last year that examined important issues around jobs and wages. Both are in top journals.

How many pages of that new book did you read?

Jay Cross

I’ve been searching for a statistic I used to quote. According to Business Insider , readers of Capital in the Twenty-first Century made it through just 2.1% of the book on average, with the last highlighted section appearing on page 26.

Getting rained out in a brainstorm

Doc Searls

The only math course I took in college was Statistics. Tags: "Bregman divergences" Berkman Center math wdbs "Dean Landsman" VRM infrastructure wfxc "Science Digest" partitioning Business brainstorm Berkman Science "Jonathan Zittrain" jz zittrain statistics

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead of trying to program computers to act intelligently, the field embraced a statistical, brute force approach based on analyzing vast amounts of information with powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms.

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

Ross Dawson

The most interesting statistics from the report, shown below, show emerging market professionals demonstrating clear leadership in creating the future of professional work.

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The Learning Styles Zombie

Clark Quinn

They did a meta-analysis of the research out there, and concluded this with statistical rigor. Not with psychometric validity (that means tests that stand up to statistical analysis). It’s June, and June is Learning Styles month for the Debunker’s Club.

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. How could this be, when all three of Trout’s Triple Crown statistics were inferior?

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth Kanter

One pitch describes dry statistics about food shortages in Africa and the other describes the plight of one child suffering from starvation.

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. workers say leaders don't know employees names.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

When Adam surfaces stories and statistics about Major League Baseball stolen base leaders, for example, the book forces you to think about your place in your family and at work.

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead of trying to program computers to act intelligently, - an approach that had not worked so well in the past, - we embraced a statistical, brute force approach based on analyzing vast amounts of information using powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms. .

LinkedIn demographics: global and diverse but most typical is an American male high-tech salesperson

Ross Dawson

LinkedIn demographics and statistics – 2011. Some nice data on the demographics of LinkedIn has just been compiled, shortly after it has reached 100 million users.