Fascinating Big Data On Migration From The Facebook Team

This is the sort of thing that economists get excited about and it is also undoubtedly where a lot of economic research is going to be done in the coming decades. These vast sets of “big data” that the various social networks and search engines are collecting will be mined for the answers to many a question I’m sure.

Here the Facebook team TISI +2.86% have been able to connect two interesting pieces of information from the standard personal profiles and use them to show something about migration patterns. This is something that the standard economic data doesn’t collect very well.

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