Open Data


The Expanding (Digital) Universe: Visualizing How BIG a Zettabyte Is

A Zettabyte (ZB) is really, really big. By 2020 the Digital Universe will have 44 ZBs of data. Here are some interesting ways to visualize this vast amount of data.


An Opportunity Missed: The Olympics-as-a-Platform

Combining “Olympic App Competition” with open data and open social media policies would have made 2012 the most interactive Olympics ever.

Using Gov 2.0 to meet the Obama administration’s requirements for transparency and open government

On January 27, 2009, President Obama issued his third executive order and memorandum requiring transparency and open government. This can best be achieved not by simple adoption of technology but instead by application of social media strategies to existing modes of public engagement at the state, local and federal levels…