Tag Archives: Data

BuzzData.com – A Social Network for Data Journalists

A BuzzData user profile page Earlier this month data journalism got it’s very own a social network with the launch of Toronto-based website BuzzData. Users of this new service can upload data, visualisations, articles and background on a topic or … Continue reading

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An Argentinean Hackathon

An exciting development in the international data visualisation world is next weeks Hackathon in Buenos Aires. On 13 August the press room of the Tecnopolis science and technology park in Buenos Aires will play host to a day of computer … Continue reading

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Yahoo Pipes, How to aggregate Feeds even in foreign languages

Yahoo Pipes provides an easy to use way of manipulating information from the web in order to create custom feeds. With its easy to use graph based Graphical User Interface (GUI) you can pull together and link data from RSS sources, … Continue reading

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Guardian’s Data team win big at Online Media Awards

We at TheDataDay would like to congratulate Guardian.co.uk/data for winning the Technical Innovation Award at the inaugural Online Media Awards. Often cited the benchmark for interactive data-driven journalism and data visualisation at TheDataDay, judges described the Guardian’s DataStore and DataBlog … Continue reading

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Tip: How to Google Docs as a scraper tool

While looking to scrape some data from wikipedia recently I was inspired to do a blog post on how easy this process is when using ready made tools on Google Docs. Wikipedia may not be the most impenetrable of fortresses … Continue reading

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How to visualise ( data about ) an orgasm

Whilst I know I may well be in danger of sounding like a high school math teacher in constantly trying to make my subject sound fun, when to so many it patently isn’t, I thought I might as well give … Continue reading

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GCSE and NVQ Data: have a go yourself

With deadlines for most City University students looming it seems only fitting that today the Department for Eduction (DfE) released the figures for last years end of Key stage 4 exams. i.e GCSE’s and NVQ’s. The DfE have rather helpfully … Continue reading

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