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LAND MATRIX. Land Matrix partnership launches second phase of its Global Observatory on large scale land acquisitions Dynamic public interface promotes greater transparency in land investments Bern/Hamburg/Montpellier/Rome (10 June 2013) The Land Matrix partnership today launches the second phase of the Global Observatory on large scale land acquisitions.


The Land Matrix Global Observatory is a tool that promotes transparency in land transactions and supports open data and open source communities focused on land deals. The thoroughly updated dataset allows tracking of large scale land acquisitions, from negotiation to implementation. Since the launch of the Beta version in April 2012, the Land Matrix partnership has received a substantial number of reactions, most of which expressed appreciation for the initiative, though some noted concerns.

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Imprimer la sonde «lunettes vérité» du MIT Boffin et pols

For his master’s thesis, Dan Schultz – who was recently named a 2011 Knight-Mozilla Fellow – came up with the idea for “truth goggles” while talking to a fact checker at Truthsquad, who was explaining that the principle problem with fact checking was getting people access to the skinny. Schultz then came up with the idea as a way to correct incorrect information, but more importantly to get people to think critically about what they are reading. “Even fact checkers aren’t perfect - who watches the fact checker, after all – and the problem will continue if people stop looking for the truth,” Schultz explained to The Register. “This software puts the onus on users and makes it as easy as possible to find corroborating facts.

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Data On Demand. Influence Networks by OWNI. Les réseaux sociaux séduisent aussi les mairies - Le Mans et Coulaines ont été pionnières, en 2009.

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Allonnes s'est lancée le mois dernier. Peu à peu, les mairies de l'agglomération ouvrent leur page sur Facebook, principal réseau social du web. « Ça permet de toucher un public qu'on n'arrive pas à capter avec les supports classiques, comme le magazine municipal », estime Ludivine Lory, du service communication de la ville de Coulaines. Le site web de la mairie ne suffit-il pas ? « Il n'offre pas l'interactivité de Facebook : les gens peuvent nous répondre. Autre intérêt : communiquer en temps réel. « On alimente notre page dès qu'il y a un événement », indique Frédéric Hardy, directeur de la communication à la ville d'Allonnes. Il y voit « un plus » par rapport au site de la ville, actuellement construit sous forme de blog. « Facebook permet de contacter rapidement la population, de lancer des rendez-vous, d'annoncer des manifestations. » Amis en attente : DL;« On regarde le profil » La sélection ?

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