In 2012 and 2013 I studied the phenomenon of government open data portals, websites on which governments publish certain kinds of information. If this topic interests you and you have not read my stuff before, I suggest reading the first article I wrote, which will give you a decent sense of how I was going about these studies, and the article I wrote three years later, which should give you a decent idea of my conclusions.
Here's a more thorough list of articles. I have bolded the most popular ones.
- Socrata summary
- What's in a count?
- Progeny of Ten Socrata Datasets
- What file formats are on the data portals?
- Who uses Socrata's in-browser charting features?
- Open Calendars
- How to use Socrata's site metrics API
- Open Data in Plain English
- Open data licensing
- A data dictionary of the Open Data 500 data
- Open Data 500 Data Package
- Can we open our open data questionnaires?
- Searching data tables (also openprism)
- Socrata products
- Dataset owners
- Open data update