Resources on "Big Data"

This was assembled for a University of Michigan workshop on "Big Data" but will likely evolve.


  1. Cool examples
  2. Twitter scrapes applied to geographic locations.
  3. Science article on social scientists using big data.
  4. An approachable article by Jon Kleinberg discussing some of the issues with Big Data and SNA.
  5. An interview with Brian Keegan, someone who thinks a lot about Big Data as a method.
  6. DATA

  7. Google Trends
  8. Amazon Public Datasets
  9. The Twitter API
  10. Databib - a list of repositories of data. Mixed physical science and social science.
  11. A subreddit on both available datasets, and some discussion of how to use them.
  12. TOOLS

  13. Nice website for learning R.