Friday, May 13, 2005

Is the BBC the only news provider who can do this?

The British Broadcasting Corporation, the mostly state-funded broadcaster in the U.K., is jumping into the future with both feet lately. Its newest project is something called Backstage, where they actively encourage readers and developers to take their content, mix it up and share it. One result so far is a site that adds links to Wikipedia and blogs about the news story. See this story on Malcolm Glazer's purchase of Manchester United, for example. There are links to articles about the football team that aren't in the original story, and there's a new item down the right side listing Web pages that have commented on the news.

Here's the blog entry describing the project, called WikiProxy.

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