Andreas Weigend | Social Data Revolution | Fall 2014
School of Information | University of California at Berkeley | INFO 290A-03

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Homework 5: Final

Assigned: Fri Nov 7, 2014
Due: Sat Nov 22, 2014 at noon

Subject: 16 pages reading for last class (Nov 18) and final homework (Nov 25)

Social Data Revolutionaries!

Please email me any questions you have, and / or points you would like me to consider incorporating in the last class, by Sunday evening, Nov 16, 2014.

My goal for our last class on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014, is to bring out the unifying dimensions across the many aspects of social data we encountered, as well as to come to an overall understanding of how the different examples our guest speakers gave fit together in the course.

To prime you for the final class…

I know you’ve already done a lot of work for class: made a video, wrote an essay, looked around oDesk, and worked on the course wiki. So I kept the final homework relatively small with a good ratio between thinking and learning vs your writing.

I am attaching Please email me if you have not received the16-page book proposal that I just finished. It is currently under review and I ask you to please not distribute it outside class. Your task is for each of the eight chapters and the conclusion, to come up with
• One crisp sentence that summarizes the main idea of the chapter
• What do you disagree with and/or what do you think is missing (e.g., can you give better examples)?
• How can the argument be sharpened?

Please submit your responses using the Google Form at by Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014.

FYI, the first half of the last class will focus on Data Ownership. Pete Warden who busted Apple for logging geolocation without telling its users, then also crawled 220 Million public Facebook profiles, and recently sold his company JetPac to Google, will share some of his stories onm the social data revolution,

And to give you all a chance to talk to him and each other, the Social Data Lab will get food catered by Julie’s Cafe for everybody right after class, just outside 202. Hope you can all stay and mingle and eat! And if you know someone who might be interested in taking the course next year, please invite them to join us on Tuesday.

Looking forward to seeing you again for our final class!


PS: Several of you asked me about a discount for the pebble watches. Susan made it easy for us: Just order it starting at (I think mine came to around USD 60.) This is of course not required for class and whether you get one or not has no impact on your grade.

Direct any questions to Raven Jiang (raven at cs dot stanford dot edu)