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The Democracy of Data

by Nick Beck | 21.01.2010
Tim Berners Lee has unveiled a new website at It is a new government site that houses reams of government data made available under the freedom of information act. It’s a brilliant idea – basically opening up the data to anyone who wants to use it. In the same way that Apple gives programmers the tools to build any app – the government is giving the public, data to be used in any interesting new way. Why not a website or app that shows the driving routes with historically the most traffic at Easter? Or an up to date city map showing the latest crime figures? Whatever you want to build the data is there – read more here