Inbox Influence shows political contributions by the people in your email

Posted to Software  |  Tags: , , ,  |  Nathan Yau

While browser plugins like Rapportive tell you the social networks that people in your email belong to, Inbox Influence, from the Sunlight Foundation, uses their data from Influence Explorer, Transparency Data, and Party Time to show a different type of network in your inbox.

Inbox Influence is a new tool from the Sunlight Foundation that allows you to see the political contributions of the people and organizations that are mentioned in emails you receive. This easy-to-use tool can be used for researching influence background on corporate correspondence, adding context to newspaper headlines or discovering who is behind political fundraising solicitations.

Available for major browsers, the plugin is straightforward to use. Just install it like you would any other plugin, and then open Gmail in your browser. In the sidebar (where the ads usually are), you’ll see contribution information for people in your inbox.

How much political influence is in your inbox?

[Inbox Influence]

Favorites

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.