In early 2010, my colleague Laurel Hechanova and I noticed that a growing number of the interesting projects we were working on, like the new branding page for Trinity College (part of larger relaunch that is not yet live) and the social media aggregator NMHbook were mashups. We find mashups compelling because they signal a change in how the internet is growing. Mashups represent a new realm of possibility by combining content and functionality from different sites.
We spent the last few months taking a deeper dive into mashups, and the result was a presentation we first gave at eduWEB 2010. Since then, we’ve updated the examples, added a couple of new ones, and tightened this presentation (download a PDF) for edUi 2010. We’ve curated the mashups we think are the best examples around. While NMHbook is an mStoner project, the other examples are simply really nice projects we’ve selected so you can get an idea of everything that’s happening with Mashups.
Say something insightful or incendiary–just say something, and tag it with #mashedUi. It will becomes a part of this post and the back channel simultaneously. The blog post also gives you a chance to drive traffic to your own Twitter channel. We look forward to seeing what you have to say about mashups.