Bookmarks for March 5th through March 16th

These are my links for March 5th through March 16th:

  • Local by Social – This document outlines how local authorities can use social media to achieve more for less. It also highlights the risk to councils if they ignore the technological advances of social media and the people using them.
  • sociable* | Archive | All – Examples of Social Media in action across business and government
  • The truth is out there – Audit Commission – This discussion paper looks at how the public sector can improve information made available to the public. It follows our publication in November 2009, Nothing but the truth that looked at the reliability of facts and figures used by public service providers and decision-makers such as councils and health trusts, social workers, doctors and police.<br />
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    The next document in our 'Truth' series, 'The truth is out there' poses questions such as 'What information will capture the public’s imagination?' and 'How will the public know what information to trust?
  • Google – public data – ​Data visualizations for a changing world<br />
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    ​The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.<br />
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    Explore the data<br />
    Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data. Here’s an example of an embedded visualization:
  • iGoogle dashboard

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