Via bullshit, always awesome.
Twitter users are overwhelmingly young. However, unlike the majority of other...– Pew Internet & American Life Project: Twitter and status updating
Recovery.gov answers lead to more questions
Yesterday I wrote about some of the questions left open at the launch of Recovery.gov. Today some of these questions are answered in a memo issued by OMB to all agency heads, giving guidance on implementing the Recover Act (PDF). Among other things, the memo lays out their obligations regarding accountability and transparency. First, I asked yesterday whether the Recovery.gov site being run out...
Origins of the Fail Whale →
100 days, 100 songs, 100 locations, 100 dances. (Hat tip @ambergunn)
Recovery.gov is up, but questions remain
The much anticipated site Recovery.gov has just been launched. It has been advertised by the administration as the place where stimulus spending will be completely disclosed to the public. As President Obama says in an introductory video on the home page, “once the money starts to go out to build new roads, modernize schools, and create new jobs, you’ll be able to see how, when and...
Can Obama Really Reboot the White House? →
Great article in Wired recounting all the obstacles in the way of President Obama keeping his promises on online transparency—not the least of which is the lack of any real will on his part: “In other words, with everything he’s done so far, Obama has been acknowledging feedback but not necessarily heeding it.”
Cool prototype article skimmer from the NYT →
I have some good friends who would probably, if asked how to implement Jerry...– Yishay Mor. Amen.
The foreign minister of Finland is teh awesome. Come join his facebook fan group.
Stimulus Watch News →
The Stimulus Watch news keeps rolling in, but I won’t continue to post it here. You can follow us on the link above, though. Thanks to all those of you who helped out!
Every Swear Word on Every Episode of the Sopranos, Ever, in Chronological Order. (Via BB.) Someone should do the same thing for every frackin’ episode of Battlestar Galactica.
I was interviewed today by Chris Dorobek of...
Stimulus Watch launched today
Today Pete, Kevin, and I officially launched Stimulus Watch. The response has been great. We’ve gotten a ton of traffic and some great attention, and we’re very grateful for your help with that. We plan to keep adding features, so stay tuned and keep spreading the word. Here are some highlights from the tubes: Stimulus stimulates crowdsourced oversight, activism Ars Technica Post...
StimulusWatch.org launched today
Witness the majesty of the internet: Less than two months ago I blogged on this site about an idea to build a website to crowdsource the task of rating the slew of “shovel ready” projects proposed by localities. I asked for volunteers to help develop the site, and to my amazement, it worked. With the help of all-around heroes Peter Snyder and Kevin Dwyer, today we launch...