links for 2010-05-10: Guardian election links special
by Martin Belam, 10 May 2010
Andrew Sparrow on the simply astonishing number of words he wrote and published during the course of the election campaign for our live blog.
For election data that matters, we have our nerds to thank | Ben Goldacre | Comment is free | The Guardian"Like so many data problems, all that's needed is a tweak: all this information is known to someone, somewhere and it's all been typed in, several times over, in several places – local websites, newspapers and so on. Taggart is pushing a simple solution, common throughout IT: a standard set of invisible tags on all local authority results webpages, so that the data can be consistently read and understood by computers, and collated for analysis by anyone who wants it". As I've argued before, we need MusicBrainz for politics.
Jemima Kiss argues "Facebook and Twitter reflected opinion but there was no defining digital moment"
If discussions drag out today, you can always amuse yourself by playing fantasy coalition calculator on The Guardian site