It makes me happy without compare to see some major (commercial) media companies following the lead of the BBC and providing content that can be remixed with tools and/or APIs and then redistributed. The Washington Post has just taken the plunge and launched Post Remix, a place to share and showcase the good stuff.
Some of the (first) examples Adrian Holovaty and Jim Brady offer:
- News Cloud, which is a tag cloud of Post stories that lets you browse stories by keyword.
- Ripped from the Headlines!, a daily news quiz created automatically from headline feeds.
- washingtonpost.com search results via RSS, which provides RSS feeds for search terms on our site.
Susan sez: Here’s some free advice–If you’re a big media company and you want to see your Google Page Rank and blogosphere buzz influence go up, there is NO BETTER WAY than to distribute your content via RSS, allow users to tag data, and permit limited-use mashups.