Making Government Data Sexy

A flood of government data is going public, but on its own it is relatively boring and useless. A flood of new data visualization tools are hoping to change that.

From CNN: "Web sites like Data.gov -- a priority of the Obama administration -- keep pumping out more data sets, while watchdog organizations like the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation, founded three years ago, keep pushing for even more to be opened up.

Cities like San Francisco, Washington D.C., and New York meanwhile hold developer competitions to encourage greater use of the data sets they're releasing, with iPhone apps being of particular interest."

Full Story: When it comes to making data sexy, you can't be too graphic

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