Explore some of the fun mashups that are shown below. Blog about one of the mashups that catches your eye. (It's that easy.)
Flickr (Thing 9) has some fun mashups:
- Spell with Flickr - spells out your word or phrase with Flickr photos.
- Flickr Color Pickr - lets you find photos in Flickr that match a specific color.
- Big Huge Labs - offers a round-up of Flickr tools.
- Flickrbits.com - many more Flickr mashups to explore.
Here are some non-Flickr related mashups to explore:
- HousingMaps - a good mashup for anyone in the market for a new home, HousingMaps takes information from Craigslist and combines it with Google Maps to create a great utility for finding a house for sale or one for rent.
- SpotCrime - is a mashup that plots recent criminal activity onto Google Maps
- Windowshop - A destination for discovering what’s new in the world of movies, music, and more. Intuitive 3D interface, slick in-window audio and video previews.
- HealthMap - This map utilizes feeds from the World Health Organization and others to provide the latest updates on diseases and outbreaks in the different regions of the world.
Your blog post can address any one of these mashups. Alternatively, you might want to find one on your own and give us your review. Provide a link if you select this option.
"Mashup (web application hybrid) -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 07 Feb. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_%28web_application_hybrid%29>.
Note: The term mashup also refers to combining media in new ways. For instance, combining two audio tracks. (Click here if you want to see a stunning example of this from DJ Earthworm.) This is different than our Web 2.0 definition; although, people are making media mashups with Web 2.0 technologies.