An interesting use of opendata for protest

Proponents of open data, I count myself as one of them, quite often say, just make the data available and see what happens. People will find something useful to do with it. Lifehackers, entrepreneurs and now even protesters. It would appear that the publicly available airline data is now being used to do an “If This Then That” activity that generates a complaint email to the airline about noise automatically. I applaud the ingenuity of the human mind.

The Evening Standard

The Telegraph

About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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One Response to An interesting use of opendata for protest

  1. Andy M says:

    I’m all for open data & use of – as long add it’s used progressively. This idea, by a few, of sending thousands of complaints at the wrong time discredits the validity of real complaints by others.
    Some intellectual honesty required here – the world’s not getting less populated, airports aren’t becoming less busy. Surely the simpler solution is if you don’t like aircraft noise don’t live / buy near an airport. We all live in a society that’s both inclusive and mutually contributary & we’re fortune to have to freedom to leave it for any other. Complaining for the sake of complaining = counterproductive.

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