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The Open Data Movement

The Open Data Movement
THE OPEN DATA MOVEMENT THE EVOLUTION OF APIs Increasingly, companies are making their data and inner workings publicly available through the release of APIs, which are used by developers in building new tools—like TweetDeck, based on Twitter’s API, Since 2005, more than 3,700 APIs have been launched. WHAT IS AN API? An application programming interface is a set of instructions that allows software programs to interact with each other. Programmable Web tracks APIs and "mashups" (new combinations of existing APIs). RELEASE DATES: —API Category approximate APIs ADDED TO DIRECTORY by month 2006 GOOGLE MAPS - Mapping WIKIPEDIA - Reference FACEBOOK - Social TWITTER - Social 2007 TRULIA - Real Estate DIGG - News YELP - Recommendations YOUTUBE - Video BEB0 - Social 2008 NYTIMES - News 1,000 APIs 2009 KLOUT - Social NETFLIX - Movies FOURSQUARE - Social LINKEDIN - Social 2010 GOWALLA - Social 2,000 APIs 2011 3,000 APIs NEW APIs by month 300 200 100 0 TOTAL APIs - cumulative 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0

Products: Servers: SGI Altix UV Altix is a brand name that holds a huge amount of cachet in the world of technical and high-performance computing. SGI launched the Altix name in 2002, and the products under this brand have continually proven their worth among the most powerful computers in the world, as evidenced both by the number of appearances in the TOP500 and results of SPEC benchmarking. Overview As SGI evolves its product lines, the newest and most powerful of our large-scale servers are no longer branded "Altix". Use this table to learn how to find your formerly-branded Altix products. SGI Altix UV is now:

The secrets to successful data visualization Effective data visualization is about more than designing an eye-catching graphic. It's about telling a clear and accurate story that draws readers in via powerful choices of shapes and colors. These are some of the observations you'll find in the insightful new book Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics (Wiley) by Nathan Yau, the blogger behind the popular site Flowing Data. On his blog, Yau analyzes a wide variety of graphs and charts from around the world--and often sparks online discussions and debates among designers. For a brief introduction to his book's key points, check out this video from Yau's publisher, below. And keep reading for my short review of Visualize This, as well as my Q & A with Yau, in which he offers some fresh tips you won't find in the book.

Les 50 plus beaux graphiques... Studyscape Patrick Vuarnoz Suitmen Life Map 6 UX Tips for Designing Your Best Chatbot – Wizeline Engineering – Medium Over the last few months, I’ve been focused on product design for chatbots—both text and voice. As a UX designer with a background in graphic design, it’s been refreshing to shift focus towards non-visual user experiences. Culled from my research on conversational chatbot interfaces, user journeys, personas and bots I’ve created with talented engineers at Wizeline, here are my tips for designing the best chatbot experiences. Hook your user

SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData - W3C Wiki News 2014-12-03: The 8th edition of the Linked Data on the Web workshop will take place at WWW2015 in Florence, Italy. The paper submission deadline for the workshop is 15 March, 2015. 2014-09-10: An updated version of the LOD Cloud diagram has been published. The new version contains 570 linked datasets which are connected by 2909 linksets.

OpenData Marseille, 6 juillet 2011 Sous le haut patronage du Premier Ministre Monsieur François FILLON Under the patronage of Ms Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission The Sexperience 1000 - Sexperience Welcome to The Sexperience 1000, an interactive journey through the sexual experiences and preferences of one thousand British individuals. What’s the favourite sexual position of iPhone users in the North? Do country music lovers over 55 prefer to do it in the dark? Explore the 20 questions of our survey and discover what the great British public get up to between the sheets… Filter Filter by region, age, etc. and compare to yourself.

Tools on Datavisualization A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools 07 May 2012 Tools Flash, JavaScript, Processing, R When I meet with people and talk about our work, I get asked a lot what technology we use to create interactive and dynamic data visualizations. To help you get started, we have put together a selection of the tools we use the most and that we enjoy working with. Read more How Facebook Convinced Itself Fake News Isn’t a Problem – Medium If you’ve used Facebook this election season, you might find it a little strange just how easily Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the idea that fake news on Facebook contributed to the election’s outcome. By now his announcement has been thoroughly dismantled, and there’s even word of a rogue group of Facebook employees working on fake news. And to be fair, it sounds like Facebook is, in fact, working on this problem. Who knows the true effect of fake news, but Zuckerberg’s ready denial feels out of touch. I used to work at Facebook, though, and I’m not surprised.

Science Commons The more we understand about science and its complexities, the more important it is for scientific data to be shared openly. It’s not useful to have ten different labs doing the same research and not sharing their results; likewise, we’re much more likely to be able to pinpoint diseases if we have genomic data from a large pool of individuals. Since 2004, we’ve been focusing our efforts to expand the use of Creative Commons licenses to scientific and technical research. Science Advisory Board Open Access C Semantic Web Activity The Semantic Web is a web of data. There is lots of data we all use every day, and it is not part of the web. I can see my bank statements on the web, and my photographs, and I can see my appointments in a calendar. But can I see my photos in a calendar to see what I was doing when I took them?