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At the +Open Knowledge Foundation we've just posted about our amibitions for cultivating the digital commons - and how anyone can join us in doing so!
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How transparent are your country's finances? The Open Budget Survey 2012 is out now: discover it now with our custom-built interactive data explorer: http://blog.okfn.org/2013/01/23/open-budget-survey/
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#OKFest 2012 full after package now available! Get all the videos, slides, discussion and more from the world's biggest ever open knowledge event: http://blog.okfn.org/2013/01/17/okfestival-2012-official-after-package-released/
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Welcome to the #OpenData  community hangout. Please share #OpenData  info, links etc
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Nice example of how #OpenData  makes gov more efficient - #OpenStreetMap   #OpenData  being re-used to improve Danish address register - via Andrew Stott and Catherine Lippert https://twitter.com/DirDigEng/status/294499344353198080
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Great interview with Hans Rosling by +Jonathan Gray of +Open Knowledge Foundation - we need an http://openco2.org/
 
"Carbon dioxide data is not on the world's dashboard" - Hans Rosling in interview with the OKFN's Jonathan Gray, discussing the importance and lack of CO2 numbers: http://blog.okfn.org/2013/01/21/carbon-dioxide-data-is-not-on-the-worlds-dashboard-says-hans-rosling/
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Indeed. What we have are long series of actual level of atmospheric CO2, of which growth is not abating despite all discourses, forum, traties, taxes ... about it. http://co2now.org has such series, relevant at worldwide scale since 1958, those series would be easy to publish as linked data.
Having details of the carbon budget by countries, and see real impacts of such and such policies (or lack of) is another story. Counting what is coming out of industrial and private consumption of fossile fuels is one thing, but assessing exchanges between soil, water and atmosphere depends on many parameters not all known. Positive feedback loops are already in work through deforestation, wild fires, changes in soil management, thawing of permafrost and relative methane release etc. 
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I've just posted about archiving Twitter feeds the hacky way on OKFNLabs http://okfnlabs.org/blog/2013/01/08/archiving-twitter-feeds-the-hacky-way.html
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Because giving your tweets to Google makes much more sense.

Why not just download or scrape your tweets?

Or wait for the LoC to figure out how to index the archive so it can be searched.
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