Some Thoughts on the Wikileaks

Posted: August 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Data, Foreign Policy, Journalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

When the massive data dump that was the Wikileaks Afghan War Logs showed up on my screen three weeks ago, I did what–apparently–no one else had yet done: read the whole thing. At the time, this seemed like Journalism 101. But by the time I finished [at the end of the week], I was more bored and overwhelmed than stimulated or enlightened. Because, as others had concluded by then, there really isn’t that much that’s earth-shattering in the logs. And I’ve been pondering what to say ever since . Read the rest of this entry »