ENTRIES TAGGED "lazyweb"

IMDb API??

Interesting back-channel email conversation with Phil Torrone: "i talked to hb from imdb. here's what i told him i'd to do with an imdb api / access to some of the data… 1. Fastr-like game for movies. If you've ever played Fastr, you're addicted – it pulls in Flickr photos and you guess what they were tagged with – you…

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Lazyweb Request: theyworkforyou.com for the US

I'm a big fan of transparency, and one of the areas we need it most is in the workings of government. Is there anything like the UK's theyworkforyou.com for the US? There really ought to be. This site lets you search the speeches made by Members of Parliament, so you can see what they have been up to. Here in…

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Directions Microformat -> Google for directions?

At Mix06, I had pressed Bill Gates a bit about the importance of microformats. In his reply, Gates mentioned that they could be useful for directions–and Tantek Celik, who was in the audience, picked up on this idea and made a call-to action requesting a microformat for directions. Don Marti picked up on the significance of this idea: "When people…

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Web 2.0-or-Not meter

Don Marti, of the original sucks-rules-o-meter, wrote a very interesting blog entry entitled On Web 2.0, application uses you! He's riffing on the idea that Web 2.0 is about what I've called architectures of participation, systems whose value is built "from many small information contributions that users don't mind making. Every user whitewashes a little bit of the fence." In…

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