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Data Abuse creeping into Asia's tech ecosystem

Data Abuse creeping into Asia’s tech ecosystem February 25, 2013 by Terence LEE Data is becoming more ubiquitous, and this is affecting how companies big and small conduct sales and direct their marketing efforts. It has even made its way into political punditry, as Nate Silver stunningly demonstrated during the 2012 US Presidential Elections when he correctly predicted the winner in all 50 states . These data-driven approaches are the results of a new way of thinking called data-ism, which is defined by New York Times columnist David Brooks as a set of assumptions about how ”everything that can be measured should be measured; that data is a transparent and reliable lens that allows us to filter out emotionalism and ideology; that data will help us do remarkable things — like foretell the future.” But like every new buzzword out there, data-ism can be misused and misinterp...

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