When you’re this big, they call you Big Data*

Upon stepping off the plane from Canada, I was fortunate enough to attend the Oxford Internet Institute’s latest conference: Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges.  It was a fascinating gathering of the leading experts in this small but substantially growing field. Since my background is in qualitative methods and I have yet toContinue reading “When you’re this big, they call you Big Data*”

Thoughts from the Bus: Subpar Internet

(Image source and a fun article about QR Codes courtesy of Mashable.com) Sometimes news is better late than never, that’s why I’d like to share this article about OC Transpo agreeing to release their GPS data by March 22nd. Personally, I’ll only believe it when I see it but whether they find a way toContinue reading “Thoughts from the Bus: Subpar Internet”

Thoughts from the Bus: Absent-minded no more

  (Image “Waiting for the bus” courtesy of Allan Rostron)  I’ve heard that our city’s transit system won’t release its real-time GPS info to the public (yet). This is such a shame considering the amazing things citizens are doing for various levels of government – mostly free of cost – with the open data movementContinue reading “Thoughts from the Bus: Absent-minded no more”