The White House is giving Data.gov a face lift – and it all looks awfully familiar | Digital Trends

Despite the media outcry in the wake of the recent NSA revelations, negative publicity hasn’t phased the government’s effort to improve the transparency and technological uses of its public data sets. As promised by President Obama, the White House unveiled a sneak peek of Data.gov’s overhaul. Compare the new site, temporarily found on www.data.gov, with the former and you can’t help by notice a few things Data.gov is borrowing from social sites.