Course Description

MIT 2157A-001 (Fall 2021)   Planet Google: Big Data and Information Society

Course Description
Discover how access to and control of behind-the-scenes information is a major force in our lives.  This course explores how search engines harvest "big" data from users and use it to map, analyze, and exploit patterns of online behaviour for marketing, government and corporate intelligence, and other purposes.

Antirequisites: The former MIT 2376F/G.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.