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BBC on Steroids
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Apparently people have been going nuts with the BBC API BBC’s RSS feeds. The BBC Backstage blog (“Use our stuff to build your stuff”) is currently blowing my mind just a tad. Bayesian news filtering! BBC.icio.us! Extract names and places from stories! News maps galore!

All of it is hella beta, but also scrumptious. Why is the BBC so awesome?

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There aren’t any official BBC APIs yet. The projects mentioned above just use the BBC’s RSS feeds (which have been around for years) and/or screen-scraping to accomplish their magic.

Granted, RSS feeds could be considered an API, but that’s debatable.

(I noted this in a comment on the site you linked to, but I figured I’d bring it up here, too, for the sake of accuracy.)

Duly noted, thanks Adrian. And a good reminder to Snarketeers not in the know that I hardly ever know what I’m talking about.

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