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July 14, 2005

Remix Your Web with Mash-ups

Rob Hof

I had a lot of fun with my story on Web mash-ups, which runs in new issue of BusinessWeek. Mash-ups, named after hip-hop mixes of two or more songs, combine and remix the data and services on two different Web sites, sometimes competing ones, to produce an entirely new Web service. We have a slide-show tour of a representative sample of the best, such as HousingMaps.com, chicagocrime.org, and Book Burro. But I'd really like to hear from all of you about any mash-ups we haven't uncovered. What's your favorite? Send 'em along through Comments, below.

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Ok...Here's some...

US...

http://california.metrofreefi.com/city/San+Francisco.htm

http://www.gcensus.com/index.php

http://www.realeats.com/Minneapolis/

http://www.onnyturf.com/subwaymap.html

http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/map/

http://pool.dylantree.com/pool_map.php

http://www.lostacotrucks.com/index.html

UK...

http://spod.cx/speedcameras.html

Ireland...

http://www.rosebudsoft.com/GoogleMapsDublinCams.htm

Japan...

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=tokyo%20art%20beat&spn=0.007071,0.014718&hl=en

The list could go on forever :-)

Posted by: PXLated at July 14, 2005 10:11 PM

Here are some more, created from the Yahoo! api. My personal favorite is the Bay Area Traffic Cam – it’s not only cool to look at, it’s useful for everyday too.

Yahoo! News overlaid on a Map of the US:

http://maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?appid=akshayjava1&xmlsrc=http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~aks1/yahoonews1.xml

A crime-map for Potrero Hill in San Francisco:

http://api.maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?appid=potrerohillsf&xmlsrc=http://potrerohillsf.com/maps/data.xml

A map of San Diego Bloggers:

http://api.maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?appid=artlungmaps&xmlsrc=http://sandiegobloggers.com/newmap/data.xml.php

Milwaukee community generated neighborhood map:

http://api.maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?zip=53207&appid=bayview53207&xmlsrc=http://www.gobayview.com/map_yahoo/rss.php

Wineries and restaurants from the movie Sideways:

http://api.maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?appid=YahooDemo&xmlsrc=http://lucidit.com/test/sideways.xml

Bay Area Traffic Cam:

http://api.maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?xmlsrc=http://www.chrisyee.com/trafficcam.xml

Posted by: CS at July 15, 2005 03:30 PM

We (SimplyHired.com, vertical job search engine) did a 'mashup' on our site where we combine social networking data from LinkedIn with our job listing data and related company metadata.

info here:

http://blog.simplyhired.com/archives/2005/04/simply_linkedin.php

More mashups coming soon.

- dave mcclure

www.SimplyHired.com

Posted by: Dave McClure at July 16, 2005 02:49 AM

Glenbrook Networks recently launched a showcase of the fact extraction technology around the job listings vertical. This showcase includes a mashup of listings geo-positioned on Google Maps.

Here is an example: http://tinyurl.com/9dpdg

Posted by: Jeff Clavier at July 18, 2005 08:59 PM

This graphs Southern California venture capital investments against Google Maps:

http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/map/

Posted by: benk at July 21, 2005 02:22 PM

The Supreme Court Zeitgeist offers a daily outlook on the John Roberts nomination...

http://judgejohnroberts.com

It's a mash-up site with popular bookmarks, recent blog entries, books & magazines, and other Supreme Court related links and content.

Posted by: Supreme Court Zeitgeist at August 30, 2005 11:31 AM

Real time map of Seattle 911 calls.

www.seattle911.com

Posted by: John at October 26, 2005 03:06 AM

One very easy way to create a Mash-up web sites is to use Web Integration, which is a special Browser combined with a powerful visual IDE that allows for very easy point-and-click connection to any data and logic on anything you can browse. Web Integration is already today used as the engine behind mash-up sites getting to more than 10,000 different web sites. I would like to know the general interest in making Web Integration easily available for anyone to create mash-ups?

Posted by: Stefan Andreasen at November 8, 2005 08:45 PM

Hi,

I seemed to have missed the boat a bit with this article, but here goes:

My company made this little app which finds out all the people in the Hot or Not database that live near you, and shows you their photos & bios.

Check out:

http://beammeuphottie.com

Posted by: Chuck at May 3, 2006 04:14 AM


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