Mapping the data shadows of Hurricane Sandy: Uncovering the sociospatial dimensions of ‘big data’

Abstract

Digital social data are now practically ubiquitous, with increasingly large and interconnected databases leading researchers, politicians, and the private sector to focus on how such ‘big data’can allow potentially unprecedented insights into our world. This paper investigates Twitter activity in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in order to demonstrate the complex relationship between the material world and its digital representations.

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Geoforum 52: 167-179
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