Microsoft Research Project Tells You What a Neighborhood Is ThinkingApr162014
Interesting piece from Street Fight on a project designed to capture the “mood” of a neighborhood by utilizing open data. The article includes an EveryBlock mention, too.
By now, it’s clear that big business sees the value in analytics. What’s less clear is whether “big data” can capture the imagination of the ordinary user, providing the enough context and meaning to compete with more traditional forms of media. Researchers at Microsoft are on a mission to find out.