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Standardized Data Instead of Web Sites for Government Agencies

I just read about a compelling new study by Princeton University Researchers that unveils an idea that has interested me for some time.  The paper supports the idea that the best Government website is not a website at all, but data ‘feeds’ that private or non-profit websites could ‘consume’ and present to users as mash-ups of diverse data sources, discussion forums and wikis using advanced third-party
visualization tools.

After all, "Private actors, either nonprofit or commercial, are better suited to
deliver government information to citizens and can constantly create
and reshape the tools individuals use to find and leverage public
data," the paper said.


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