What is meta?
The word is from the Greek prefix meta, meaning "after" or "beyond." In the tech industry it's become synomomous with words like "scale." In literature, we understand meta as going outside of the story to reflect back upon it, an act of self understanding.
In a data narrative it can mean the reader becomes the author. As we publish larger open source data-sets in the story, you can interact with the variables as a researcher to discover trends. If you make an interesting discovery, you can contribute to the ecosystem on social media with #foragemedia.