The Sunlight Foundation has formatted 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails with a searchable, sortable inbox skin.
This article titled “Sarah Palin’s emails: Now in handy Inbox form” was written by Jemima Kiss, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 15th June 2011 16.22 UTC
What better way to skin a database of emails than an inbox interface?
That’s exactly what the bright sparks at the Sunlight Foundation have done, at least with the 14,000 emails released as part of the recent FOI request that covered Sarah Palin’s stint as governor of Alaska. Meet Sarah’s Inbox.
It’s a simple device but effective in its familiarity. Unread emails are in bold, significant emails can be starred and there’s a powerful search tool, with some popular suggested search terms listed to start you off. Click through to sent emails, browse emails page by page or view emails starred by all readers, and in this form, details such as CC field data or time and date are far easier to skim.