Yesterday, the Obama administration launched to allow the public access to large set of raw data in a variety of readable formats.  The move marks a new step in the government’s use of technology and appeals to the growing interaction between average citizens and lawmakers.  While the site is still noticeably lacking the wealth of information the US government holds, it starts a number of interesting projects such as the access to widgets tracking the H1N1 Flu and the NOAA Weather Watch.  Wired writes about the current state of the site,

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