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Au Francais, La France a signalé son intention de rejoindre le Partenariat du Gouvernement Ouvert.
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Liberté, Egalité, Transparencé? http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/04/19/liberte-egalite-transparence-france-open-government-partnership/ 

France has signaled its intention to join the Open Government Partnership in a joint statement from President François Hollande and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto:

“Convinced that transparency, integrity and participation of citizens in decisions that concern them are the pillars of democracy, Mexico and France have decided to join the Open Government Partnership, of which Mexico assumes the presidency in 2015 and will be the seat of the Summit next year. With their experience of the opening of materials and sharing of public data, France and Mexico agree to fully encourage this initiative.”

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I'm kind of on the cover. :) (It's a visualization of tweets.) My weekend reading. A review of the book is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/blogcollegeofjournalism/posts/Data-journalism-whats-new-whats-not-and-work-in-progress #ddj
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"“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Rest in peace:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nobel-laureate-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies-87

Marquez led quite a life. He made an enduring contribution to humanity's literature, introducing me and and countless others to "magical realism," as well as the virtue of solitude and love. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Garc%C3%ADa_M%C3%A1rquez

His voice will be missed.
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murio siendo lo que quizo, vivio como quizo y fue lo que muchos deceariamos...
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This is almost certainly applicable to circling brands on Google+.
The food company General Mills added language to its website to alert customers that they cannot take legal action against the company if they download coupons, enter a contest or connect with it in other ways.
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How on earth can it  be legal for a company to just say "You can't sue us okay?" and having that be legally binding? Jesus America, get your laws checked because that's some dystopian shit right there.
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Liberté, Egalité, Transparencé? http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/04/19/liberte-egalite-transparence-france-open-government-partnership/ 

France has signaled its intention to join the Open Government Partnership in a joint statement from President François Hollande and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto:

“Convinced that transparency, integrity and participation of citizens in decisions that concern them are the pillars of democracy, Mexico and France have decided to join the Open Government Partnership, of which Mexico assumes the presidency in 2015 and will be the seat of the Summit next year. With their experience of the opening of materials and sharing of public data, France and Mexico agree to fully encourage this initiative.”

[Photo Credit: OpenDataFrance.net]

#opengov #opendata #OGP
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An important step to ensure that these policies and focus remain after Gov. Martin O'Malley leaves office at the end of this year.
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There's already a lot of Facebook that isn't exactly Facebook, although the company owns them and may integrate data or actions from them into the big blue app. Instagram, Whatsapp, and Paper come to mind. There's much more of that coming.

Will there be non-Google Googly services, too? Or a big Googly ocean, all washing together?
The company’s strategy includes unbundling its mammoth social network into discrete and nimble components.
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App install ads turn out to be a lucrative revenue source. Does anyone think Google+ will have them someday?
The social network will begin offering “app install ads,” which prompt smartphone users to try new games and other apps. The category has been a lucrative franchise for Facebook.
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I'm a writer and editor, focused upon how shifts in technology are changing journalism, government and society. I am a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, where I collaborate on research and the past, present and future of data-driven journalism. I also contribute a weekly column to TechRepublic. I attended Colby College, graduating with a degree in biology.

In 2013, I was also a fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School. From 2010 to 2013, I was the Washington Correspondent at O'Reilly Media, where I covered the voices, technologies and issues that are changing government, technology and society. 

Along with my correspondence for the O'Reilly Radar, I have contributed to the National Journal, Forbes, Slate, the Huffington Post, Govfresh, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, CBS News' What's Trending, Govloop, Governing People, the Association for Computer Manufacturing and the Atlantic, amongst others. I have appeared multiple times as an on-air analyst for Al Jazeera English and a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi show.

I've been a speaker and moderator at conferences in Washington and beyond, including Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Alfred University, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), NIST, Club de Madrid, Cato Institute, the New America Foundation, the World Bank, the Social Security Agency, the U.S. National Archives, the Web 2.0 Summit and Expo, Gov 2.0 Summit and Expo, Social Media Week, DC Week, SXSWi, Strata, GOSCON, AMP Summit, Tech@State, CAR/IRE, and the State of the Net, the Open Government Partnership Annual Conference, In 2011, I was visiting faculty at the Poynter Institute.

Prior to joining O’Reilly, I was the associate editor of SearchCompliance.com and WhatIs.com at TechTarget, where I wrote about how the laws and regulations that affect information technology are changing, spanning the issues of online identity, data protection, risk management, electronic privacy and cybersecurity. 

I'm a native of upstate New York, where I was born on a farm in a county that had more deer than humans. At age 8, I moved to Philadelphia and spent a decade growing up in one of America's great cities, attending Germantown Friends School until 1994. I graduated from Colby College four years later, with a bachelor of arts degree in biology (and a minor in sociology), and then enjoyed living in New England for another decade in Boston, Somerville and Cambridge. 

I'd describe myself as a geeky outdoorsman, cyclist, angler and photographer. I'm an unabashed fan of great science fiction and fantasy books, movies and games. I currently live in Capitol Hill in the District of Columbia with my wife, daughter and a growing number of pots, pans and houseplants. When I'm not working or parenting, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, ambitious cooking and good books. 

You can find me online at E Pluribus Unum | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Linkedin | Wordpress | YouTube 

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