public finance, social media, Technology innovation, Open Data
Public Data Visualization and Social Connectivity –

For a society that seeks inclusive participation from citizens towards governance, open data is key.Giving public data to citizens in the five star open linked data format has the potential of driving social action from an informed position. Nevertheless, poor visualization or presentation of data even in reusable text formats can put facts in an opaque structure which communicates nothing. Hence, if data doesn’t promote discussion or  provide contextual understanding,it may be of limited value to the public. 

Added by View user profileMoushumi Biswas on January 29, 2013