Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Make Government Web Site Usage Statistics Public

The government should create a standard front-end to allow citizens to see federal government web site usage data. Putting this data online would provide more transparency on public spending. For example, popular websites would likely be more deserving of continued support, whereas unused websites might be properly targeted to cut funds. A good interface to this data might also help citizens find interesting or useful government information. For example, the usage data can be used to created something similar to Digg or Technorati so that popular web pages, government blog posts, or documents can be easily found and tracked over time.

 

The actual web server logs should not be made available if they contain personally identifiable information, such as IP addresses.

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