Confluence of data

July 24, 2016 (updated) By Dr. Reina Reyes INFORMATION SOCIETY Data science is the current umbrella term for the wude-ranging interdisciplinary field that deals with the massive amount of data and turns it into something valuable. Every time you click “Like” on Facebook, post a tweet, or upload a photo on social media, you generate data. Every time you make a call from your mobile phone, send a text message, or visit a webpage, you generate data. Every time you hire the services of an Uber or Grab car, use Waze for driving directions, or listen to music on Spotify or iTunes Radio, you generate data. Even offline—every time you buy something at a department store, call a delivery hotline to order food, use your debit or credit card, you…

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