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Transparent data

Posted by Holly Henstock

22 January Something that caught my attention this week was the Government data site. The creation of the free national data website saw intense competition from a number of the country's most impressive software developers. Aiming to make the Government more transparent, it reveals everything from where the nearest postbox is, accident black spots and crime levels, to hospital statistics.

- Haitian voices

Posted by Emma Thomas

22 January With traditional communication channels disrupted by the disaster in Haiti, once again social media's importance was emphasised. Minutes after the earthquake, the power of the internet and social media started to shine. Where more usual communications channels were affected by the quake, aid workers and Haitians turned to the likes of Twitter and Facebook to spread the word through the horrific scenes captured on mobiles.

- Facebook insight

Posted by Robin Wilson

21 January I saw that Facebook had launched a new analytics tool called Post Insights. It allows page admins to find out how many impressions each post on their page receives and what percentage of the impressions result in action. This is a fab little upgrade, as it gives you data on what posts work and what they result in, allowing you to tailor your Facebook editorial strategy.

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