Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Online Aggregator of Official Statements

The internet has made it possible to track down and watch speeches you might have missed in real time broadcast and watch them in their entirety. The less notable the speech, however, the more difficult it is to find. If the Federal government put together a web site that was aimed specifically and exclusively at aggregating the various statements (video, audio, text, or other), it would remove some of the barriers between ...more »

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Importance of Data

data.gov may be the most important idea so far, but it will only work if the government also takes explicit steps to (a) get as much data as possible onto the site; and (b) takes aggressive steps to make the public aware of the site and what is on it. I suggest some or all of the following: 1. prizes for the best app based on data from data.gov 2. prizes for the best use of data from data.gov 3. require/encourage/whatever ...more »

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