Beginners guide to Where Does My Money Go?

As some of you know I’m working with the Open Knowledge Foundation at the moment on their Where Does My Money Go? project. The project is trying to make UK government finances much easier to explore and understand (no mean feat!) – so you can see where every pound of your taxes gets spent.

Over the last few months the team has been updating the look and feel of the site, adding new visualisations, as well as doing a lot of work on adding new datasets and making them more accessible. To introduce the site to first timers myself and Daniel Dietrich put together the following screencast, which we hope might be the first of a short series showing different aspects of the site.

The scale of the internet and social media

This is a lovely new statistics video from Jesse Thomas (aka Jess3 of Jess3.com). It was produced for a lecture by Jess3 at Stevenson University. What I particularly like is that video is not too US centric and looks at the internet from a more global perspective in comparison with other similar videos.

[Viewers should note, that the figure for Facebook active users has already increased to 400 million.]

FYI. I’d love to work with someone on a UK or European version. I’m also in the process of trying to find the results of the survey mentioned on the BBC programme Virtual Revolution of UK internet and social media usage, which seems to be absent from the website, or at least difficult to find.

UPDATE: via Aleks Krotoski (@aleksk) – @kcorrick not on website, results are still being processed. those reported in Virtual Revolution were from pilot study #bbcrevolution