Remixing online content – Pipes

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This BBC article points to mash-ups and Pipes (and similar) being the new direction of the web. The idea being that users can generate online content and control it as well, and not need to be programmers to make it happen.

The real transformation comes from having the ability to take other people’s content and then filter, refine, recombine and reuse it in interesting and innovative ways.

This remix model brings us closer to the original vision of a hypertext, put forward by Vannevar Bush in the 1940s and realised by Tim Berners-Lee at Cern in the 1980’s.

So Memex is no longer a pipe dream.

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