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Computer-assisted reporting or CAR has been around, well -- ever since there were computers. Even when I was in journalism school (which was longer ago than I care to remember), we learned about databases we could search, etc. But the explosion of Web-based tools and ways of sifting through and sharing data has created something…

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Journalism, data and community

by Mathew on November 28, 2008 · 2 comments

I apologize in advance -- this post is really just some links that I came across that have to do with the media, the "data-fication" of journalism, and community. Maybe when I have more time I will try to find the connections that pull these things together, but until then I will just present them…

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Waxy digs into Girl Talk data

by Mathew on September 13, 2008 · 12 comments

If you are the kind of data geek who loves to just accumulate numbers about things and then slice and dice them to see what appears, then Andy "Waxy" Baio is your kind of guy. An independent journalist and programmer whose blog at Waxy.org is a treasure trove of such things, Andy spent some time…

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One of the difficult parts about constantly having about 35 tabs open in Firefox is that I can never remember how I got to a particular page; was it from a Google Reader shared item? From a Twitter post? From email? My regular RSS reader? It's hard to say. Which explains why I have no…

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I can appreciate that there's a good reason for all the buzz on Techmeme about MySpace hooking up with Yahoo, eBay and Twitter as part of the Data Portability project. Data portability and open standards are a great thing, and it's nice to see some movement on that front after all of the announcements and…

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