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Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 2027; doi:10.3390/su9112027

Big Social Network Data and Sustainable Economic Development

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Computer Engineering Department, Munzur University, 62000 Tunceli, Turkey
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Software Engineering Department, Firat University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
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Received: 9 October 2017 / Revised: 3 November 2017 / Accepted: 4 November 2017 / Published: 7 November 2017
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Abstract

New information technologies have led to the rapid and effective growth of social networks. The amount of data produced by social networks has increased the value of the big data concept, which is one of the popular current phenomena. The immediate or unpredictable effects of a wide array of economic activities on large masses and the reactions to them can be measured by using social media platforms and big data methods. Thus, it would be extremely beneficial to analyze the harmful environmental and social impacts that are caused by unsustainable business applications. As social networks and big data are popular realms currently, their efficient use would be an important factor in sustainable economic development. Accurate analysis of people’s consumption habits and economic tendencies would provide significant advantages to companies. Moreover, unknown consumption factors that affect the economic preferences of individuals can be discovered and economic efficiency can be increased. This study shows that the numerous solution opportunities that are provided by social networks and big data have become significant tools in dynamic policy creation by companies and states, in solving problems related to women’s rights, the environment, and health. View Full-Text
Keywords: social networks; big data; big data analysis; sustainable development social networks; big data; big data analysis; sustainable development
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Can, U.; Alatas, B. Big Social Network Data and Sustainable Economic Development. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2027.

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