Thursday, November 10, 2005

BBC social software goodness

Lots of nice things appearing out of the Beeb's offices these days. Two recent projects that appeared on my radar:
  • Annotatable Audio is a project Tom Coates was involved with. It's about wiki-style annotation of online audio with some extremely impressive Flash goodness (such as live audio scrubbing) thrown in for good measure.
  • The BBC archive will be opened up to the public using an IMDB-style website. Both Ben Hammersley and Matt Biddulph wrote about this. They've got amazing high quality metadata to work with - allowing all kinds of cross referencing. It's built with Ruby on Rails, allowing for plenty of AJAX niceness.
(Update: I admit the last one isn't social software; but it's still cool.)

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