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Twitter Pairs With UC Berkeley for Big Data 10

The University of California at Berkeley plans to offer a class on big data to its undergraduate students during the coming fall semester, focused specifically on data analysis as applied to Twitter’s never-ending flow of information. In the company’s first official joint effort with a higher-ed institution, Twitter engineers will advise students throughout the semester-long course. Enrollees will have access to some company data, and an opportunity to present a project at Twitter HQ at the end of the term.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work