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Mashups

Posted in Mashups on May 4th, 2007

NOTES

  • A mashup mixes content from independent sources to create something new
  • frappr – http://www.frappr.com/ – 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 http://www.google.com/webmasters/gadgets/

Technical issues raised by mashups:

  • Sustainability
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Provenance
  • Persistent APIs

QUESTION

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