BCU - MA Social Media - Open Data

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BCU - MA Social Media - Open Data

  1. 1. Open Data
  2. 2. What is Open Data?Open Government Data are all stored data of the public sector which could be made accessible by government in the public interest without any restrictions on usage and distribution. Geiger and Lucke (2011)
  3. 3. Why now?Access to broadband Cheap storage Cloud computing
  4. 4. What are the benefits of Open Data?
  5. 5. Approaches to Open Data #1 The Hackathon
  6. 6. The Hackathon Data + Geeks + Pizza + Overnight(I dont understand the overnight bit)
  7. 7. Approaches to Open Data #2 The App Competition
  8. 8. The App Competition Data + Geeks + Prize + A decent amount of time
  9. 9. Open Warwickshire Quick Wordpress site Some open data Ipod Shuffles Yahoo!
  10. 10. Library books
  11. 11. Approaches to Open Data #3 Build an application
  12. 12. Build an applicationBirmingham Civic Dashboard Rate My Place
  13. 13. Birmingham Civic Dashboard
  14. 14. Birmingham Civic Dashboard
  15. 15. A bit of social media
  16. 16. Rate My Place
  17. 17. The benefits …..(i) restaurant health inspection scores increased(ii) consumer demand became sensitive to changes in restaurants hygiene quality(iii) the number of foodborne illness hospitalizations decreased Jin and Leslie (1998)
  18. 18. Approaches to Open Data #4 Host an open data platform
  19. 19. Open Data Platforms
  20. 20. And a Birmingham Open Data Platform.....? Apps are nice Transparency is good How to get normal people using data?
  21. 21. A role for social media? * Be demand driven ** Provide context *** Support conversation **** Build capacity & skills * * * * * Collaborate with the community Davies (2012)http://www.timdavies.org.uk/2012/01/21/5-stars-of-open-data-engagement/

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