Vancouver media doesn't generate RSS but Washington Post provides RSS and encourages non commercial remixing
By Roland Tanglao on November 26, 2005 - 12:11am
Vancouver established media (I am looking at you Vancouver Sun, Province, Georgia Straight, etc.). If RSS, blogs and mashups are good enough for the Washington Post and the New York Times, they ought to be good enough for you. Email me roland AT urbanvancouver.com or call me at 604 729 7924 if you want some free advice on Web 2.0, RSS. etc. I can be bribed with coffee or lunch :-) and I can point you to people that can help you design and implement a 21st century online strategy including blogs, RSS, podcasting, videoblogging, etc. instead of your current 1999 online strategy.
Welcome to washingtonpost.com's Post Remix site, affectionately known as mashingtonpost.com.
This site has two goals:
- To spotlight the work of outside Web developers who've made cool and interesting projects ("mashups") using Post content.
- To provide information about washingtonpost.com's various data offerings (APIs and RSS feeds).
Why are we doing this? Because we want to foster innovation, and because we want to see your ideas about new ways of displaying news and information on the Web. Here are a few examples of what people have made with washingtonpost.com content:
- Frank Wiles made News Cloud, which is a tag cloud of Post stories that lets you browse stories by keyword.
- Jacob Kaplan-Moss made Ripped from the Headlines!, a daily news quiz that's created automatically from our headline feeds.
- Adam DuVander made a world map interface to Post stories, plus a thumbnail quiz of Arts & Entertainment stories.
- Bryan Fordham made washingtonpost.com search results via RSS, which provides RSS feeds for search terms on our site.
These are the kinds of projects we'll be spotlighting on Post Remix.