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WaPo: We're Losing the Brand Wars to Transparency

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 15 2010

The Washington Post's ombudsperson Andrew Alexander has an apology to make. He's super sorry that the Post doesn't do a better job exposing its readers to government data: Read More

Tufte Joins the Recovery Board

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 8 2010

If you're a certain sort of person, this is very exciting -- on symbolism, at least, if not on actually concrete meaning. From the White House: Read More

Giving directions like the locals do

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 21 2009

Here's a neat little example of localization. Google found that people in India are often less likely to use proper street names when giving directions than they are to say "turn right at the water tank." And ... Read More

DC get its Snowmap on

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 21 2009

To celebrate this weekend's snowpocalypse, the government-data-lovin' city of Washington DC constructed an online "Snowmap" showing where and how city vehicles had plowed and/or salted your neighborhood, with ... Read More

Meet the FACA

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 14 2009