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Social big data


Social big data is data from large, rapidly growing digital databases of information derived from

  • sensors,
  • activity on social media or in apps,
  • customers in shops,
  • traffic on websites,
  • traffic by land, sea and air,
  • GPS units,
  • text files from the internet,
  • digital cameras and more

In short, from all the things people do that involve digital devices or networks