transparency

Discovering desire lines: How to break down barriers and let paths emerge

The story is told like this: A university constructs several new buildings on its campus. But rather than build sidewalks between buildings, they...Read more

What is hint.io? Gawker's compromised data and the ethics of transparency

Did you recently find that a stunning number of your Twitter friends spent their weekends discovering the miracles of acai berry? In short, Gawker...Read more

Does WikiLeaks damage the brand image of wikis?

Over the past few weeks, the world has been consuming the newest set of revelations via WikiLeaks. The uproar caused by the release of the first set...Read more

Facebook's new profile features: A call for openness

Yesterday I got a few emails from Facebook that informed me of things like when my anniversary is. That's when I found out my husband was using the...Read more

East meets West: the U.S.-India open government dialogue

Yesterday , U.S. President Barack Obama addressed members of the Indian parliament and announced a U.S.-India Open Government Dialogue. Addressing a...Read more

BetterMeans: a new app for running your organization the open source way

Last week I received a heads up about a new web application launching today from a company called BetterMeans with an impressive goal: to build the...Read more

Spaghetti Open Data: a little thing that feels right

A few weeks ago, after a happy hour in Rome , people started spontaneously to share links on Italian open data and tools to crunch them with. With a...Read more

Getting hooked on open source prosthetics

A few months ago, I wondered: Can open source create better prosthetics? I've been meaning to revisit the topic and see what kind of progress the...Read more