May 16, 2016

OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils of Big-Data Science

A group of Danish researchers released a dataset of nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid, including usernames, age, gender, location, what kind of relationship they’re interested in. Like xother notorious studies, the researchers hoped to advance our understanding of a phenomenon by making publicly available large datasets of user information they considered already in the public domain.  

Does public equal consent?

Topics: Big Data, Culture, Science, Research