Sunday, January 20, 2008

Another Good Thing from Google

I have forgiven Google for (possibly) mining my e-mail to recommend new blogs to me. (Well, I was never really all that upset with them about it in the first place.) (It's still only recommending library-related blogs in its top 3 recommendations, by the way.)

Why is Google back in my good graces? Because they're opening a new service that will host large scientific datasets for free access. Being a data geek, I'm all in favor of having more data to slurp up and play with. Although, I wonder if they're ever going to have data in the social sciences or psychology? I suspect not, unfortunately, because of the potential human subjects/ethics problems. But still, this is very cool!

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