News Rewired Data Mash

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News Rewired Data Mash

  1. 1. Playing with data: all you need is glue... Tony Hirst   Department of Communication and Systems, The Open University http://ouseful.info @psychemedia
  2. 2. At the start of April last year... <ul><li>&quot;the Guardian’s @datastore announced that a spreadsheet of UK MPs’ (Members of Parliament) expenses had been posted to the Guardian OpenPlatform datastore on Google Spreadsheets.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. But what does it look like? ...because every picture tells a story
  4. 4. How's the Data Distributed?
  5. 5. Looking for (anti)correlations...
  6. 6. Enriching the data...
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkpatator/2046061315/
  8. 8. Make the Data Fluid...
  9. 9. CSV Data From Google Spreadsheets <ul><li>http://spreadsheets.google.com/ pub ? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>key =phNtm3LmDZEObQ2itmSqHIA </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>& output=csv </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>& range=B2:AH684 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Many Eyes Wikified Likes CSV Data http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=phNtm3LmDZEObQ2itmSqHIA&output=csv&range=B2:AH684 ////
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/umdrums/3179636281/
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  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/basvanuyen/4198419341/
  14. 14. http://pipes.yahoo.com
  15. 16.  
  16. 18. Some calculations are done for free...
  17. 19.  
  18. 20.  
  19. 23. “ Just” add location data
  20. 24. JOIN
  21. 28. Geocoding
  22. 29. Help HTML Tables flow...
  23. 30. Creating flow...
  24. 34. Linked Data
  25. 37. Creating Visual Dashboard Feeds..
  26. 40. So what are you waiting for... ...start rewiring the news
  27. 41. Tony Hirst Dept of Communication and Systems, The Open University http://ouseful.info @psychemedia

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