Recent Critiques of Big Data: Small Bibliography

A collection of some recent critiques of Big Data. No attempt has been made to be comprehensive. Suggestions for additions should be sent to Ernest Davis at .

Full disclosure: A few of these were found using Google search.

General Critiques

Social Media

Google Flu Trends

Who's Bigger?

Citation counts and Impact Factors

Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread --- The Lessons from a New Science by Sandy Pentland

Social and legal critiques

Evidence-Based Sentencing

White House Report

The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver

The Facebook Mood Manipulation Experiment

This has generated an immense literature of responses in a very short time. A very extensive bibliography is here: I list below only a comparative few that I read and thought interesting.

Social Media Manipulating Elections