An open data challenge from Anil Dash

Anil Dash: “The Health Graph: Mortal Threats & Signs of Life”: As a community of developers and technologists, we have to build powerful, indispensable apps and services on top of this data. Killer apps that save lives. If we can make ourselves invaluable, they won’t have the chance to try to cut off our oxygen.

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Lawrence Lessig shakes the faithful?

TNR: Lawrence Lessig: Against Transparency: The perils of openness in government. Yes – you read that title right. Lessig connects the dots from newspapers to the music industry and the ripple effects taking place – everything having to do with the architecture of the Internet and the dynamics set forth. You need to read the […]

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Terrific happenings in the governing and citizen related Web

Tim O’Reilly: Radical Transparency: The New Federal IT Dashboard (and check out the site itself at it.usaspending.gov) Data.gov iteratively grows from 47 to 100,000 data feeds (source Atrios) EveryBlock blog: EveryBlock source code released Tim Bray: “Hello World” for Open Data – Tim Bray reviews, and is inspired by, happenings in Vancover. And locally SEPTA […]

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Refresh Philly Followups

Following Refresh Philly May have been some great discussions in its related Google Group. Technically Philly posted two followups: City CIO’s $100 million Digital Philadelphia vision and Editorial: City government calls for tech support Jonny Goldstein, on his blog, envizualize, had literally, visualized the discussion with some art live at the discussion that is just […]

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“the Internet is counterproductive to peace”

Hey it’s not me, it’s John Perry Barlow saying that in a recent interview. He precedes this by saying, “There are a million virtual streetcorners with a million lonely pamphleteers on them, all of them decrying the war and not actually coming together in any organized fashion to oppose it. It strikes me that existing […]

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