Today Blog about Stats got this comment from The Best Colleges’ Homepage
‘We wanted to let you know that your blog was included in our list of the top 50 statistics blogs of 2011. Our goal was to highlight blogs that students and prospective students will find useful and interesting in their exploration of the field.’
Internet (r)evolution documented in the light of various manifestos .
Original comment from OWNI: ‘Depuis que le réseau est apparu, avant même que le terme Internet n’entre dans les usages, de nombreux usagers ont éprouvé le besoin d’écrire des textes pour encadrer ce nouvel espace et indiquer dans quelle direction il fallait l’orienter, esquissant chacun une vision du Net. ‘
OWNI presents its mission: ‘OWNI is a social media which brings you the very best news and prospective ideas on the ever-changing digital age – today in France, tomorrow all around Europe’. (English: http://owni.eu/. French: http://owni.fr/). OWNI gets money not from selling news but from developping apps for news, like the above internet timeline.
If you are a user of statistics, we welcome your responses to the issues brought up in this questionnaire. You may view the questions in the questionnaire as a checklist, and you may give your responses in a free format, if you like. The important thing is that you provide us with ideas how statistics produced by different agencies and organisations could be made more accessible and useful for all kinds of users of statistics: citizens, entrepreneurs, students, teachers, researchers, journalists, analysts, politicians, etc.
Please send your responses to project leader Bo Sundgren, email@example.com, and also feel welcome to publish your comments on our blog, managed by Alf Fyhrlund, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or as a comment below on this blog ….
Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, is starting a new research project on Citizen-centric access to statistics. Project manager is Professor Bo Sundgren, former advisor to the Director General of Statistics Sweden.
The project will investigate the possibilities to define an easy-to-use, powerful, and flexible standard interface for communication of statistical data and metadata between the dissemination databases of statistics producers (statistical agencies) and citizen-centric applications, developed by entrepreneurs or by citizens themselves.
There is a new WordPress blog dedicated to statistical websites: Our colleague Ed Swires-Hennessy is continuing his periodical reviews of statistical websites in a blog form (http://surfingwithed.wordpress.com).
I see his reviews as a valuable source of information on web usability from a user’s point of view. His original website includes reviews since 1998 and for some of those the websites have changed already. You can check those by using the Wayback Machine.