2012 Year in Review

With everyone doing their 2012 Best-ofs and highlights, we thought we’d hop on that bandwagon and repost the most popular Policy By the Numbers posts of 2012.

  • International Broadband Pricing Study: Dataset for public use by Ken Carter, Policy Counsel at Google (August 22, 2012). This post links to three Fusion Tables containing datasets of international broadband data.

  • More data about copyright removals in Transparency Report by Fred von Lohmann, Legal Director at Google (December 11, 2012). We announced an update to Google’s Transparency Report that enabled downloading the data on copyright removal requests for Google Search.

  • The Clothesline Paradox and the Hidden Economies of the Web by Nick Grossman, founder of the Connected Innovation Network and visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Civic Media (September 6, 2012). Grossman writes about Tim O’Reilly’s “clothesline paradox” and how we need to shift our thinking about measurement in order to quantify the web economy.

  • Modeling the Costs of Cloud vs. On-Premise Computing by Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management (October 24, 2012). McAfee discusses a model that shows how cloud computing can cut costs for small- and medium-sized businesses.

  • Teacher Salary Project by Nineve Calegari, co-producer of American Teacher Project and co-founder of 826 Valencia and 826 National (March 9, 2012). Calegari explores the crisis of the American teacher and calls for policy change to support teachers.

  • Internet Outlook: Good by Derek Slater and Betsy Masiello, Policy Managers at Google (October 4, 2012). Slater and Masiello highlight a chapter in the OECD’s 2012 Internet Economy Outlook report on measuring the Internet economy.

  • Mapping the Ecology of Open Data Development by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute/Oxford University (October 25, 2012). Mayer-Schönberger discusses a report co-authored with Zarino Zappia on the ecosystem of open data app developers.

  • College sports should hook ‘em online by Patrick Ryan, Policy Counsel at Google (September 8, 2012). Ryan argues that colleges should use the web to broadcast sporting events to as wide an audience as possible.

  • Data Hangout on Air #4: Statistical Education (November 28, 2012). We hung out with professors Rob Gould (UCLA) and Chris Franklin (University of Georgia), who teach statistics to both college students and teachers, to talk to about the future of the discipline.

  • Modeling a Market for White Space by Kate Harrison, a graduate student, and Anant Sahai, an Associate Professor at UC Berkeley (November 29, 2012). Harrison and Sahai discuss their proof-of-concept market for television white space.

Wishing a very Happy New Year to all!


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