Noreen Seebacher

Transparency, Data & Too Much News

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Louis Watson
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Re: Majority Rules
Louis Watson   3/11/2013 12:27:35 AM
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@Ariella  Good point, that data we need is not stored and apparently the data we have is plastered all over the place.  Those who deal with this kind of data should be thinking as you mention, and working on a means to really bring value and seek to find the answers that we don't know - in this case who owns illegal firearms.

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Re: Majority Rules
Louis Watson   3/11/2013 12:20:16 AM
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I do agree with those who wonder if data for data sake is necessary.  I really do think it has cheapened the Information Age.  Instead of using "transparency" responsibly - it now rests in the hands of people just looking to fill time or space. 

I often wonder if we (mankind) are smart enough to use our new tools responsibly.  Well no need to wonder. The answer is No.

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Re: Majority Rules
bulk   3/6/2013 8:13:32 AM
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That is very possible, I assume every bit of data about me can find its way to the public at some point. Most of it never will, but I think it's safest to assume all data has a path to the public eye somehow.

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Re: Majority Rules
Noreen Seebacher   3/6/2013 7:45:59 AM
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Maybe the problem is that many people don't realize what data is public - and then feel blindsided when they realize other people can access the information

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Re: Majority Rules
bulk   3/5/2013 10:55:10 PM
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Noreen, it is toung and cheek, but really, for me public data is just that. My view (and I have probably said this before) The more you put out there, the harder it becomes to sift through. So, I say put it out there, people are going to find it anyway. 

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SethBreedlove   3/5/2013 7:44:53 PM
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When I saw that the Huffington Post published my donation amount to Hillary Clinton, along with a map with an arrow pointing to my house, It felt a little weird.  Yet those things are public record. 

I was also weird to to look at the list of Prop 8. donars and see co-workers and one of San Francisco Muni agents on the list. 

It's not new that these list exsist or are public, but today they are just so darn available that anyone can pull them up. 

Before, one had to at least get off their but and drive down to the town hall to learn that your neighbor took you to court over a tree encrouching on their property. 

There is a quote I'm paraphrasing.  "I used to wonder what it would be like to have pyschic powers and know what people where thinking.  Now, thanks to Facebook, I know it's mostly stupid stuff." 

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Re: Majority Rules
Noreen Seebacher   3/5/2013 7:20:00 PM
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Lol bulk!

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bulk   3/5/2013 4:09:09 PM
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Broadview Heights, OH, 238K, Democrat. 

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bulk   3/5/2013 4:07:43 PM
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Noreen, Speaking for myself, if it is public record, then yes. Private information is another story. 

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Re: Majority Rules
Noreen Seebacher   3/5/2013 1:08:37 PM
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So anything is fair game? Where you live, how much you paid for your home, your political affiliation, etc?

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