Oliver Payne

Behavioural insight & comms consultant

Sausage and Mash ups

By admin • Jan 18th, 2009 • Category: Twitter updates

Do you really know what a mash up is? With examples?

Mash up is one of those horrid slutty phrases that loses its true meaning over time. So, before it gets used on the food menu of a hip Silicon (V)alley food bar here’s the low-down: Start with Wired. Get a bit of digg labs My personal fav is bigspy

As the reason that a true mash-up is a derivative piece that uses disparate source material not intended to be used together, then the Digg work is not a mash-up - they use their own data. However, the definitions are fluid and I think you’ll like it anyway.

Data visualisation gets me up in the morning, so here’s some example of number porn. You could take most of these and mash them.

Edward Tufte is your man for data visualisation. If you don’t know him, you have an empty void in your life.

Martin Wattenberg has got some serious data form.

Martin Wattenberg Martin Wattenberg Martin Wattenberg

And the Google Map-slags are listed here.

Then, get a delicious account and search other people’s links.

(There’s no sausage mash up. Yet.)



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admin is a digital native who's been taking brands and businesses digital since 1995 (only 5 years after Tim Burners-Lee created the first ever web page). Honing his skills in a variety of companies for the last 14 years, including Ogilvy and Saatchi & Saatchi as a Creative Director, Partner and/or Board Member. He also won some awards.
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2 Responses »

  1. Oi Captain,

    you sailed over this way before?

    http://www.visualcomplexity.com

  2. OMG, I nearly came. Forget the next few days, I’m on that site…

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