Welcome to the Feds RSS Feed
One tool in the White House web suite launched since January 20, marks a coup for civil society and government transparency.
Recovery.gov is the first effort of its kind initiated to track and vet the passage and implementation of an act of Congress. Wired recently tracked its progress and the digtiization of government for public consumption.
In addition to making freely available the full details of a major piece of legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ushers in new technologies like RSS, XML, and KML to release government data on a mass scale. Tech businesses that truck in such feeds stand to gain handsomely by partnering with the federal government. Reams of data resting in government databases are just waiting for distribution.
Where do big thinkers stand on opening up backlogs of government records? Are media-style RSS feeds the best approach to releasing the information? Could the effort have any downsides for a privacy-sensitive public?
Understanding thinking talents in yourself and others can build strong teams and help avoid burnout.
- Learn to collaborate within a team and identify "thinking talent" surpluses – and shortages.
- Angie McArthur teaches intelligent collaboration for Big Think Edge.
Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?
- Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
- Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
- Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
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