Top Stories: September 19-23, 2011

True data over big data, community building through data, and the choreography of digital design.

Here’s a look at the top stories published across O’Reilly sites this week.

Cooking the data
Open data and transparency aren’t enough: we need True Data, not Big Data, as well as regulators and lawmakers willing to act on it.

BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community
BuzzData looks to tap the gravitational pull of data, then keep people around through conversation and collaboration.

At its best, digital design is choreography
In this brief interview, Threepress Consulting owner Liza Daly tackles a question about formatting content for browser publishing. She says for design to succeed, authors, artists and developers must work together.

Five digital design ideas from Windows 8
Microsoft’s Metro interface offers plenty for digital book designers to study. The best part? Whether or not Microsoft actually ships something that matches their demo, designers can benefit from the great thinking they’ve done.

The problem with deep discount ebook deals
Joe Wikert says publishers should move away from one-product deep discount campaigns and start thinking about how to build a much more extensive relationship with customers.

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