Week 4 Big Data and Small Data

This was my first introduction to these terms. I began to understand the complexities of documenting data, and that it be impossible to record all the information that is online. This big data can be reduced to small data, to allow for understanding through simplicity. I also realised the extent to which digital information has affected how we engage and communicate information and history. With the vast swarms of digital information, it has altered what we read and write, and how we do it. Our methods for documenting and searching for information and where interactions are formed solely through digital means, it blurs the boundaries between the ‘real’ and the ‘virtual’.

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