Stephen Elliott's site uses the Guardian API and the Google Data Visualisation API to show how frequently terms are used in the Guardian.
CNN Breaking News, the second most subscribed-to account on Twitter, has now been transferred to the network by its creator James Cox. "The user-created @CNNbrk dwarfs CNN’s official account on Twitter, which has just under 65,000 followers."
"TweetMinster.co.uk have launched a free Adobe AIR Twitter client that lets users track, follow and engage around UK politics in real time. ... It also hooks in The Guardian’s Open Platform API to add context to the stats; by accompanying tracked topics with news, users can see why a topic peaked on a specific day by seeing its references within those days’ articles."
Paul Carvill's nice aggregator of Twittering Guardianistas (via Journalism.co.uk).
Tom Hume explains how he built the chart tracking the use of swear words in the Guardian: "I'll for now ignore the fact that this graph has achieved a readership that dwarfs anything else I've written in my career to date, and focus instead on how I did it."
Developer Tom Hume used the Guardian API to graph the (growing) use of expletives in the paper.
Adrian Short shows how he combines local news sources for Sutton, London, including his blog, the local Newsquest-owned paper, the council and local politicians.
Simon Dickson calls on public sector bodies to do better at releasing their information, or risk letting the Guardian do it for them: "I'm simply warning of the uncomfortable position where an outside entity - indeed, in this case, one with an explicit political slant - becomes the gatekeeper to (supposedly) pure statistical data."
"The Open Platform is the suite of services that make it possible for our partners to build applications with the Guardian. We've opened up our platform so that everyone can benefit from our journalism, our brand, and the technologies that power guardian.co.uk."
"The Guardian today launched Open Platform, a service that will allow partners to reuse guardian.co.uk content and data for free and weave it "into the fabric of the internet". ... A content application programming interface (API) will smooth the way for web developers to build applications and services using Guardian content, while a Data Store will contain datasets curated by Guardian editors and open for others to use."
"If you want a glimpse of what's next for media then you need to really look to the editorial side of the house. As we've seen, that's where all the innovation is happening these days - and its changing how we engage with content. Here a look are three promising approaches and their potential implications."
"Want to know the value of opening up your article databases and APIs? Suburbified is one of the first mashups created using the New York Times’ recently opened API. ... [The] NYT now has a new way for people to find its articles, and a new source of traffic for its archives."
"Most content management systems for the online world are used to create Web pages. That said, the Web page is just one possible output for the content (albeit, an important one). In building our CMS at NPR, our goal was to make sure the tool could publish to anything, including NPR.org. If our focus did not consider other platforms, we could have ended up with a Web publishing system that binds the content too closely to the Web site itself."
"What could come next? We'd love to see some semantic parsing of all this content. As semantic web aficionado Tom Morris wrote today, "[These] Could be signs of something very good - imagine if the New York Times were to join the web of Linked Data, pointing from articles out to all sorts of distributed resources."