Mashup is the much bandied about term of the Web 2.0 world. Wikipedia describes mashup as the ‚??web application hybrid‚?? which uses content from more than one source to create a completely new service.
Have you ever wondered if there is a single source that lists all of the mashup efforts in one single place? Enter stage left: ProgrammableWeb‚??s Mashup Matrix.
This matrix is an interactive (be warned: you can waste a lot of time there :)) look at the different data or content service combinations. Want to know if there are any flickr + google mashups? Browse to the intersection of those two and you can see that there are 20 of those at the last count. Click on the cell and you can see more details on each service. The matrix has about 118 mashup candidates, so the options are almost endless. And, if you are a programmer looking to create a new service, those empty spaces where no mashups currently exist should provide you some ideas and starting points.
So, go check out the Mashup Matrix. It should provide enough links for a rainy day.
Also, if you are interested in web technologies and application development, add ProgrammableWeb‚??s blog to your feed reader. It would be worth it.