Despite the date, this is not in any way an April Fools post
- “Data is not killing creativity, it’s just changing how we tell stories”, from Techcrunch
- Turning free-form text into journalism: Jacob Harris writes about an investigation into food recalls (nested HTML tables are not an open data format either)
- Green labels look healthier than red labels, from the Washington Post. When I see this sort of research I imagine the marketing experts thinking “how cute, they figured that one out after only four years”
- Frances Woolley debunks the recent stories about how Facebook likes reveal your sexual orientation (with comments from me). It’s amazing how little you get from the quoted 88% accuracy, even if you pretend the input data are meaningful. There are some measures of accuracy that you shouldn’t be allowed to use in press releases.