Mashups Made Real

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So I was moderating a WebWise pre-confernece on mashups with Eli Neiburger and Joe Ryan. Eli had a great observation, that data and API’s are to the information age what interchangeable spare parts were to the industrial age. APIs and web services make the data interchangeable. Very cool observation.

Anyway, API’s, XML, web services, and such can be a bit techy and hard for folks to hold on. I ran into this YouTube video that does a MUCH better job than I could (and words) explaining the power of exposing your stuff in a remixable way on the net. This guy took video from all over YouTube and made this video:

Don’t you want folks to jam with your data like this?

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