Archive for May, 2010

Transparency and Public Information

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

In 2009 computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who is credited as the inventor of the internet, gave a presentation urging governments, scientists and foundations to utilize the internet as a tool for transparency.  Berners-Lee demanded “raw data now,” and in a 2010 talk on TED he discussed several examples of internet transparency that have occurred in the past year, and their resulting effects.  For Berners-Lee, one of the most important consequences of data transparency online is that it allows for other people to utilize and compare the data in new ways, sometimes resulting in important discoveries.  Learn more by watching his speech on TED.

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