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ThinkUp in the Wild

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 5 2010

As a delayed addendum to this post last week on the new ThinkUp, you might want to check out Code for America's implementation of the social media dashboard. ThinkUp is the Expert Labs' project aimed at making it easier to navigate the cloud of information that surrounds your social media engagement, which is probably something that government entities are going to need to learn to do if they're do make the most of Twitter, Facebook, and the like. The Obama White House, as we've mentioned, has alpha tested ThinkUp for its Office of Science and Technology Policy's "Grand Challenges" experiment, and it's the sort of thing that makes much more sense once you can get behind the wheel of it. So, here, check out how Code for America's using ThinkUp.

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Creeping

Senator Al Franken's tough questions for Uber's CEO; how the NSA could make its phone metadata program permanent; global privacy groups launch a personal spyware catcher called Detekt; and much, much more. GO

Recreation.gov and other Govt Projects Move Toward Embracing New Digital Approach

A draft request for proposals for the revamping of Recreation.gov will include a requirement that reservation availability data be publicly accessible and that all proposals detail how they will enable third-party sales, as two members of the United States Digital Services have joined the government team overseeing the RFP, meeting some key demands of civic technologists and consumer oriented technology companies. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Ubermenschens

Surge-pricing in effect for Uber privacy violations; why "privacy" policies should be called "data usage" policies; pols silent on Uber mess; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Uber Falles

Uber exposed for plan to dig up dirt on journalist critics; sneaking a SOPA provision into the USA Freedom Act; high-speed free WiFi coming to NYC; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Differences

How to use Twitter to circumvent campaign coordination rules; the net neutrality debate keeps getting hotter; charting the gender balance at dataviz conference using dataviz; and much, much more. GO

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