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Renette Youssef's Blog – December 2014 Archive (5)

Data Science Meets Bubbly: What Data Says About Champagne Buying Patterns

Everyone loves champagne, right? But what strongly influences people’s behavior to purchase that bottle of bubbly? A growing body of research literature has found that a number of factors, including…

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 24, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Why Media Bias Has Nowhere to Run and Hide from Data Science

When you want to see the face of biased reporting in online news, you may not have to go further than, the satirical news site, The Onion. Titles such as “Media Reports of Bear Attacks May Be Biased”, “Weather Channel Accused of Pro-Weather Bias”, and “Media Criticized for Hometown Sports Reporting” can make us laugh, but they can…

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 19, 2014 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Infographic: Data Science 2015 -- What's Hot & What's Not

CrowdFlower is excited to release our first “What’s Hot & What’s Not in Data Science” infographic. According to our team of data scientists, the forecast for 2015 includes data’s major impact on the Internet of Things, changes in the skills and structure of the data scientist role and heavy emphasis on finding rich data within big data.…CrowdFlower_Graphic_Whats_Hot2015

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 17, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Don’t Judge a Tweet by its 140 Characters: How One App is Using Machine-Learning to Tackle Credibility on Twitter

When you use Twitter, how do you know when you are being presented with something credible instead of something totally bogus? The answer is, unless you spend a lot of time researching each tweet, you probably don’t. However, one thing is for certain, we rely on what we read on Twitter to be true.

Twitter is one of the fastest and most effective ways we disseminate news across our world. If this…

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Survey Reminder: What are the actual challenges and opportunities data scientists face?

There are a lot of misconceptions around data scientists these days. Our goal is to challenge some of that hype, which is why we'd like to collect data from you on the actual challenges and opportunities you face. We appreciate your time and in return for your participation we'll send you the full report once it's complete.…

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Added by Renette Youssef on December 2, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

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