Forget Twitter, the Real Firehose is Government

Developers are excited this year to be tapping in to what they call “the firehose” of Twitter’s real-time information stream. The more data you have access to, they realize, the more useful things you can do with it. But the firehose of tweets may seem like just a trickle as the firehose of government data opens up, potentially joining with Twitter to form a mighty river of information.…

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