Open Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data eaves.ca

Open Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data eaves.ca.

A rather good article on “open source” analysis of data. The key point here is that the contributors to the data visualizations may not be experts in the global economics field the data fits into but are in working with data, identifying obviously relevant data, and in presenting it in ways that make for better analysis.

That is: open data systems, open data journalism, leads to discoveries that were unanticipated. This is the nature of the physical library that afforded the patron browsing rights. Discovery comes by accident and coincidence. So does the opportunity for freedom. (But then one must understand what one has, and that is hard.)