Jun 6, 2016

The Net Data directory

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society announced the launch of the Net Data Directory - a free, publicly available database of data about the Internet that covers topics such as cyber-security, civil and human rights, social media and many more. The directory currently contains about 150 data source records and includes many types of sources, including website rankings, opinion surveys, maps of activities and so on.

The press release says that records are maintained by researchers at the Berkman Center, which means that keeping the directory current, relevant and error-free will be a challenge. As the number of sources grows, it will also be harder to navigate the directory through search and browse, without more sophisticated tools of filtering, recommendations, and visualizations.