Freebase is live

August 26, 2007

Freebase logoFreebase has now opened its doors to anyone, at least for those who just want to browse and search. Looks like you’ll have to wait a while longer if you’re wanting to contribue. I’m still really interested in what Freebase brings to the party; how it compares and is different to Wikipedia – but most of all what such an open API can do for those of us mashing up data from across the web. When I get time (in about 2028 at this rate..) I’ll have a long hard look at their API and try a few ideas…

Meanwhile, there’s some lovely mashups already built – see for example CineSpin which is not only elegant and rather beautiful to look at but also extremely content rich, and (gasp) useful, too. There are more examples here.

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