In this week's data digest read and listen to examples of data being used for social benefit in the developing 'big data global ecosystem' and find data resources for NGOs. Also featured is the need for NGOs to disclose how they utilise private data to maintain trust. Some advice is given on ways to help increase the use of open data by citizens and context is found to be key when analysing big data and making decisions based on it.
This week features news on the anticipated .ngo domain, some interesting examples of how open government data is being reused and some discussion on whether big data analytics spells the beginning of the end for the social science theorist.
Today data and technology services have become intertwined! At TechSoup I have been doing research on current data related projects, initiatives, reports and news as we work to help familiarise and support the not-for-profit sector in the increasingly data driven world. I'll be blogging about my top 5 posts, articles, or reports starting today so look out for a new post each week!