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A web app for tiny tasks and a crowd of volunteers

URL: tasket.dharmafly.com People like to help out with a good cause, but it can be difficult to find the time. What if, through the Web, we could gather enough people and bring them together to achieve something great? At Dharmafly, we’ve been hard at work creating an open source tool called “Tasket“, which we hope […]

What makes a UK Online centre?

URL: rewiredstate.org/projects/what-makes-a-centre We previously blogged about helping to create a prototype SMS text message service for the Government’s UK Online Centres. The centres help people get online for the first time, and are a key part of the government’s strategy for Digital Engagement. We also worked on a handful of data visualisations to highlight the […]

Digital inclusion goes mobile

URL: rewiredstate.org/projects/sms-centre-finder There are 61 million people in the UK and 10 million of them have never used the Web. How would you help someone to get online for the first time? The job of the Government’s UK Online Centres is to help bridge the digital divide, by providing places with free public Internet and […]

Show me the money

URL: guardian.co.uk/datablog/…infovis (fullscreen version) There’s been a lot of discussion recently about public spending, amidst a global recession, countries in crisis and the¬†emergency budget. The Guardian has been following this closely and, when the UK Treasury released “Coins“, its huge database of Government spending, the Guardian invited a small group of programmers and experts to […]