– Amazon is changing how their data can be used – LibraryThing has an excellent writeup on how it affects their uses, and what they’re doing that includes commentary on other possible implications.
– Infloox is a new service that helps you see (and create) connections between something (person, place, book, event, whatever) and things that influence them.
– The US Government has a lovely site at data.gov. As they say: “The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government”
– A recent science fiction anthology that avoids any works by either authors of color or women has produced a lot of commentary – and some great resources. K. Tempest Bradford pulled together some excellent resources on the issue, and on mindblowing works and other reading at Tor.com (a general site for discussion within the SF community.) Check out the comments for other great resources.