If you like data and dashboards be sure to check out the pretty dashboard of activity on US government websites at analytics.usa.gov. The site was created by 18F which is a new organization that’s working on improving US government websites. There’s a good blog post by 18F about how they built the dashboard that’s worth checking out too. And if you’re in the UK be sure to check out something similar for the UK government here. Lots of cool charts and data!
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