Archive for March, 2012
US Public Interest Research Groups have graded the various initiatives that track and record the spending patterns of the states.
Follow you Money 2012 Grading System (story, data, and original “follow your money” websites)
Having recalled the misery that prevailed my brain when the Hellenic Parliament published the financial audit for all the elected MPs and MEPs back in December 2011 (update: the data is not up anymore. The webpage containing the files and allowing public access remained online for almost two months and then it was taken down) and which on purpose? selected the non-useful Flash file type to present the data, I fell today on the post that I reproduce below. The source i retrieved it from is DataDrivenJournalism.net (an exceptional and really informative site when it comes to data processing and presenting techniques) but Originally published by Dan Nguyen on ProPublica on 30 December 2010 under a Creative Commons license.