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DIY Radiation Mapping

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 16 2011

Getting passed around today, unsurprisingly, is the National Radiation Map, "depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute." They're looking for people to set up ... Read More

What Your Email Domain Says About You

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 14 2011

.node_read_more { visibility: hidden; display: none; } div.taxterms { display: none; } Gmail users lean more liberal than their Hotmail counterparts, Yahoo-era tend not to have a passport, and other findings from the ... Read More

Free the Data, Says Thaler

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 14 2011

.node_read_more { visibility: hidden; display: none; } div.taxterms { display: none; } In a piece in this Sunday's New York Times, Richard Thaler, co-author with Cass Sunstein of the 2008 book "Nudge," groups ... Read More

Selling the Census

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, December 21 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the top-level results of the 2010 U.S. Census, including data on apportionment — which translates from bureaucratese as ... Read More

Meet ForeignAssistance.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 17 2010

The new ForeignAssistance.gov Read More

Open Data Makes Good Advertising for MTA

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 14 2010

New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is running an ad campaign on the city's subways bragging on the fact that the agency didn't make their own apps, and instead invited other folks to do it by opening ... Read More

Will Hack for Food

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 8 2010

Saturday's Food+Tech Hackathon in Manhattan's Soho Haven co-working space. Read More

Turning Data into Stories in Italy

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 24 2010

Down in the comments on yesterday's post about whether story telling is an undergrown part of the open government movement, at present, Italy's Alberto Cottica makes the case that data advocates working within the ... Read More

Is the Open Data Movement Giving Story Telling Short Shrift?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 23 2010

Tim Berners Lee in a 2009 photo by Silvio Tanaka Movements to free vast caches of data from the greedy clutches of the public section are popping up all over the world, as one look at the Read More

How One Man With a Laptop Counts the Afghanistan War Dead

BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 22 2010

The New York Times' Noam Cohen had a story yesterday about Michael White, a programmer, whose iCasualties.org, where he keeps a tally of the dead and injured among coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, is widely used ... Read More

News Briefs

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First POST: Unimaginable

How social media has changed Hong Kong's democracy movement; what the "sharing economy" isn't; Facebook's apology to LGBTQ users; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Outgassing

How Beijing is throttling expressions of solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy protests; is the DCCC going overboard with its online fundraising tactics?; SumOfUs's innovative new engagement metric; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

friday >

Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

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