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Data can explain everything. Or can it?

Firstly, Sebastian Wernicke gave such a brilliant talk. There is so much truth and so much to be said about what the world and the TED community around the world hungers for. As Wernicke points out, talks related to abstract ideas and emotions such as happiness, love, religion tended to be the most popular.

What other analysis has been done with the statistical data collected on TED online? It would be fascinating to relate this to trends in the consumer market. Perhaps, time series?

I would love to dabble with this data. Any thoughts or ideas?


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    Feb 9 2013: Depends on how one collects data...even from the collected data , depends on how it is being interpreted and try to get the insight behind the data.
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      Feb 18 2013: I totally agree with what Salim says.
      While data is indeed powerful, the problem lies not in the power of data itself but in the way data is collected and interpreted. We have to keep in mind that data makes sense only when it is analyzed in a proper and appropriate way; otherwise data cannot transform itself into information or knowledge.

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