• A mashup mixes content from independent sources to create something new
  • frappr – – is an example , incorporates (mashes up) Yahoo, Amazon, Google Maps, Technorati, EVDB (an events planner)
  • Mashup is do-it-yourself programming
  • A user can read, write, and program with open data and an open set of services
  • No approval is needed
  • Google Gadgets makes it easy to add a variety of dynamic elements to any web page

Technical issues raised by mashups:

  • Sustainability
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Provenance
  • Persistent APIs


On what types of resources might mashups be effective/useful?

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