[ddj] Introduction to BuzzData

Liliana Bounegru bounegru at ejc.net
Mon Aug 8 08:51:58 UTC 2011

Hi Momoko,

Thank you for introducing Buzz Data to the list. Here is an interesting
article by David Eaves about how tools like Buzz Data can help improve
reportage based on data by bringing data to communities. With only a handful
of engaged followers better analyses could emerge:
Source Data Journalism – Happening now at Buzz Data)
Has anyone here tried Buzz Data? What is your opinion?

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On 27 July 2011 17:42, Momoko Price <momoko at buzzdata.com> wrote:

> Hi there,
> Liliana Bounegru from the EJC thought it might benefit data journalists on
> this mailing list to hear about BuzzData, a Canadian social data-publishing
> platform currently in beta. Here are a few details about Buzzdata if you're
> looking for a place to network with other data journalists and publish your
> data:
> -BuzzData is being designed as a "Github for data," where people who work
> with data can publish their work while maintaining credit for it
> -BuzzData allows people to publish data within context, with room for users
> to comment, add visualizations, attachments and articles alongside their
> data
> -BuzzData is actively developing version control for data, so that people
> can clone/merge projects (merging is not ready for public use yet),
> hopefully rendering FTPs and redundant versions obsolete in the long run
> -We're currently getting an influx of interest from data journalists and
> news organizations in North America, especially from investigative units
> that want to publish FOI data. You can see some of the data publishing
> that's been done by news orgs here:
> beta.buzzdata.com/globeandmail
> beta.buzzdata.com/globalnews
> We'll be going into public beta in about a week, which will allow users to
> invite friends to collaborate on data projects, as well.
> If you have any questions about BuzzData, you can email me at
> momoko at buzzdata.com
> Cheers!
> M
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> Communications Director
> BuzzData.com
> momoko at buzzdata.com
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