Transparency and Attention

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:09 AM

Over the last couple of years (let's pick a random title and call it "The Obama Era") we've seen a movement develop, spearheaded by groups like the Sunlight Foundation and enabled by some innovative thinkers in the White House, around open government data and transparency. The movement has been wildly successful in publishing reams and reams of local, state and federal government data (in the US and abroad) in machine-readable formats online.