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The PdF 2010 Conversation: An Analysis

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 12 2010

Using ManyEyes and data from our Personal Democracy Forum 2010 Twitterslurp application, here are some ways to parse the conversations and exchanges of ideas that happened on Twitter as a result of our conference in ... Read More

Fighting Street Harassment, One Snapshot at a Time

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 9 2010

In 2005, Emily May launched Hollaback NYC , a blog dedicated to collecting first-hand experiences of women being catcalled, leered at and groped in New York City as a way to document and, hopefully, eliminate street ... Read More

Victory for Open Data Advocates in Tel Aviv

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 7 2010

Open data advocates gained a victory Monday in Tel Aviv, Israel, when a district court there issued a ruling that orders the municipality to publish its budget in a machine-readable format, Movement for Freedom of ... Read More

In Seattle, Tracking Buses in Real-Time

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 7 2010 Here's an example of something useful made with public data: One Bus Away, an open-source application that gets data on bus schedules and locations in and around Seattle to show you in real time where ... Read More

The MTA Releases a Dataset, Seeks Dev Input

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 2 2010

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the budget-beleaguered public authority here in New York State that manages New York City subways and buses, as well as regional rail, released a new dataset today and will be ... Read More

Analyzing the California Campaign Stack

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 1 2010

If ever a campaign was an example of how bells and whistles do not a victory make, it's Chuck DeVore's campaign for U.S. Senate in California. He lost in the June 8 Republican primaries to Carly Fiorina, the favored ... Read More

The Education of @BilldeBlasio

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 30 2010

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's transformation into @billdeblasio continues: Read More

NYC Event Thursday July 1: 'In Code We Trust'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 30 2010

Design by Ange Tran / Tomorrow night at Eyebeam, an arts and technology center in Chelsea, a panel of hackers, observers, doers and thinkers will talk about the subject at "In Code We Trust: crowd sourced ... Read More

Where's the Oil? Citizen Reporters Deliver a Map of Oil Spill Sightings

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 29 2010

The map generated by reports about the presence or absence of oil using Oil Reporter, an open data application built by CrisisCommons and its allies. Read More

Beyond the Stage: Avoiding 'Theater Criticism' Political Coverage

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 28 2010

The thing about my boss' point — that there are so many historically significant things going on right now and yet the topic that gets the most attention from one of the leaders in online political coverage this ... Read More