Tag Archives | AlphaGov

Why the Government scraped itself

We wrote last month about Alphagov, the Cabinet Office’s prototype, more usable, central Government website. It made extensive use of ScraperWiki. The question everyone asks – why was the Government scraping its own sites? Let’s take a look. In total 56 scrapers were used. You can find them tagged “alphagov” on the ScraperWiki website. There are a […]

Access government in a way that makes sense to you? Surely not!

alpha.gov.uk uses Scraperwiki, a cutting edge data-gathering tool, to deliver the results that citizens want. And radically for government, rather than tossing a finished product out onto the web with a team of defenders, this is an experiment in customer engagement. If you’re looking to renew your passport, find out about student loans or how […]