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

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

Random

Satire