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We are living in a time of an emerging new data economy: the amount of data is growing rapidly and the need for more efficient data management is rising to really exploit the potential of data. Linked Open Data (LOD) ...
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Visualizing the School of Design is a very data dense infographic poster that analyzes the Scho...
The bane of bad patents is well known throughout the software world, but a new study from MIT’s Heidi L. William looks at the cost of patents on genomic data, using the race t0 map the human genome as a rare case study.
Carolyn Y. Johnson has a great write-up of the study, and raises the regular argument: That biomedical research needs long patent lives to get funded, and that public research removes the financial motivation, decreasing breakthroughs.
The study found almost the opposite, however, when it came to research done on two sets of genetic data: The first set was done by a publicly-funded team that released all of its data freely, while the second set was created by private company Celera, which allowed academic use but required licensing agreements for wider distribution and product development.
Interestingly, the study had the opportunity to look at the long-term impact patents had even when the information’s patent eventually lapsed, and the results were surprising.
The Digital Marketing Budgets infographic from 6smarketing.com is a digital marketing calculator to help businesses determine what they should be allocating marketing in 2012.
Below are statistics 6S Marketing uncovered during research to determine what percentage of marketing budgets organizations are currently allocating towards digital marketing, and what we can expect to see digital marketing budgets to look like in 2012. We’ve also created an infographic to illustrate these, and a digital marketing calculator to help businesses determine what they should be allocating to digital marketing in 2012. SEO and social media marketing currently make up 70% of online marketing budgets. Overall, 24% of budgets were spent on digital marketing in 2011. Although the percentage of budgets that include online marketing tactics increase every year, 28% of organizations are in the process of moving their marketing budgets to digital channels.
Below are statistics 6S Marketing uncovered during research to determine what percentage of marketing budgets organizations are currently allocating towards digital marketing, and what we can expect to see digital marketing budgets to look like in 2012. We’ve also created an infographic to illustrate these, and a digital marketing calculator to help businesses determine what they should be allocating to digital marketing in 2012.
SEO and social media marketing currently make up 70% of online marketing budgets. Overall, 24% of budgets were spent on digital marketing in 2011. Although the percentage of budgets that include online marketing tactics increase every year, 28% of organizations are in the process of moving their marketing budgets to digital channels.
There are some great charts, a great color scheme and really valuable information in this infographic, and I love that they included a number of different chart styles. However, it stumbles with a number of the data visualizations that don’t match the data. Accuracy is the most important aspect of infographic design, because when you mess up visualizing the data your overall design loses credibility.
The circular bar chart in the first section has text values of 64%, but the visualization is showing a value close to 85%. In the Ad Spending grid of 100 Circles, the data shown in text is 20%, but only 8% is colored red in the data visualization. In the final Mobile Ad Spending circular bar chart at the end of the infographic, I can’t see any correlation between the numbers and the chart.
OpenGov Diagram by Armel Le Coz & Cyril Lage (from Democratie Ouverte). thanks to Samuel Goëta (Open Knowledge Foundation France) for translation.
Adding color to what open government could look like ... a snazzy visualization
Un diagrama sencillo y muy colorido sobre los pilares del Gobierno Abierto. Completo y al grano.
Alex Howard has written an excellent article over at the O'Reilly Radar listing eight business models forgovernment open data, a handy list for those in government agencies attempting to justify to senior management or Ministers why releasing government data is important and valuable.The models listed in Alex's article, Open data economy: Eight business models for open data and insight from Deloitte UK, were identified by Michele Osella, a researcher and business analyst in the Business Model & Policy Innovation Unit at the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella in Italy.
Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.
Some mathematical biologists at Royal Holloway, University of London, examined 250,000 Twitter users' 75 million tweets to see if within groups, language patterns develop. This is what their analys...
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Rachel Hinman's book The Mobile Frontier went on sale a couple of weeks ago. We present an exclusive excerpt that looks deeper at one method of mobile prototyping: tactical prototyping
I'm really looking forward to being part of FutureEverything in Manchester next week, where I'll be a panellist at Open Data Manchester on Tuesday and at Policies and Politics of Open Data on Thurs...
In the last few years, Sunlight has found inspiration from all over the world in the actions of different stakeholders.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but creating cool infographics can be time-consuming. So we've found 20 amazing tools to make it easier.
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom
Open States is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state's capitol by aggregating information from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Using the site is simple: enter a U.S. address or select a state to start to research bills, review voting records, contact elected officials and more. Check out this Sunlight Academy tutorial to see how Open States can help citizens, journalists and activists learn more about their state government.
Open States is a project of the Sunlight Foundation. Thank you to the Rita Allen Foundation, Minnesota Historical Society and Open Society Foundations for their generous support.
Additionally, collecting this data would not be possible without the support of a community much larger than the team here at Sunlight. A special thanks to all of our volunteer contributors and the authors and maintainers of all of the libraries that we depend upon.
I like idea of this project. We need similar one for Russia - to monitor each region
By “long” data, I mean datasets that have massive historical sweep — taking you from the dawn of civilization to the present day. The kinds of datasets you see in Michael Kremer’s “Population growth and technological change: one million BC to 1990,” which provides an economic model tied to the world’s population data for a million years; or in Tertius Chandler’s Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth, which contains an exhaustive dataset of city populations over millennia. These datasets can humble us and inspire wonder, but they also hold tremendous potential for learning about ourselves.
The Portland-based Vizify came out of TechStars' accelerator in 2011 with the goal of helping everyday people turn their personal data -- the stuff that's fragmented across scores of profiles, networks and websites -- into one, unified visual...
Originally posted on on 22 March 2013 on OpeningParliament.org During
Meet Zoe: a digital talking head which can express human emotions on demand with “unprecedented realism” and could herald a new era of human-computer interaction. Zoe could see computerised personal assistants, similar to those seen in sci-fi films.
The New York Times Project Cascade allows for the visualization of the life cycle of news stories in social media. The NTYLab development graphically represents how NYT articles are shared on Twitter, who the most influential sharers are, and even...
As you may have noticed, using infographics for content marketing is an incredibly popular tactic right now.
Albert Einstein is without question one of the greatest and most recognized icons of the past hundred years. His accomplishments and discoveries have
In each case research had been essentially stuck for an extended period of timein one case for almost 50 yearsand it was conceivable that perhaps no i...