by: Chad Sherman
Big Data is a concept that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly is big data and what does it mean for our future as a society.
Big data is essentially a compilation of extremely large aggregate data sets that reveal patterns, trends, etc. about whatever the topic may be. These data sets are becoming increasingly emphasized by consumers, companies, and social media curators themselves to do a variety of marketing and other business based activities.
For many future careers, big data has a huge positive impact. For those going into development, internet marketing, data analysis, etc.. These fields are directly effected by the growing bank of big data and the use of it to not only market to consumers, but the behind the scenes aspects of it as well and the programming algorithms needed to compile and sort all of this data into what it is.