Recently I’ve been playing around with the relatively new Data.world platform, which is intended to be the social network for data people. I tried some of the query and visualization features, as well as uploading datasets. Seems it has a lot of promise and I really hope it takes off. I think at the moment, the biggest challenge for me is how to distinguish which datasets are trustworthy and clean. I also think they have an opportunity to greatly improve the search capability for datasets if they could provide advanced search directives, such as explicitly specifying fields, geographic locations, time frames or semantic tags.
Today, I received an email from Data.world listing 10 favorite features of their users. They’re listed below and I’m sure exploring them could provide for countless hours of fun.