Category Archives: ideas

HashMash: My invention of a new hashtag search tool

Andy Mabbett has invented a new tool for searching for related hashtags. Simon Painter has developed it. Continue reading

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Do you make comments on others’ blogs? Bookmark and share them!

Bookmark and tag blog posts when you comment on them; then share those bookmarks. Continue reading

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A proposed tag for including Wikipedia links in Twitter posts

What if we agreed a special tag as a shortcut for using Wikipedia links in Twitter? Continue reading

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Proposal: generate KML from postcodes in Twitter messages

It would be cool if someone with the necessary skills and bandwidth could provide a service which takes a Twitter search (say, for a hashtag), extracts from it valid UK postcodes, and returns a corresponding KML file, which can then be passed to other services, like Google Maps. Continue reading

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Everything at your postcode – proposal for a new website

A proposal for a new website, providing links to information about any given UK postcode. Continue reading

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Overdue measurement microformat: useful for radio station frequencies

The proposed hMeasure microformat could be used to mark-up the frequencies of radio stations, making them parsable by computers. Continue reading

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The Highway Code should be available as a set of linkable HTML documents, not just PDFs

The Highway Code should be available as a set of HTML documents, not just PDFs, and it should be easy to link to a specific section. Continue reading

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My Open Data Challenge to UK Local Government: a Wikipedia Page for Every Council

An open data problem experienced by OpenlyLocal could be solved if staff from each UK council simply started a Wikipedia article about their council, where none already exists. Continue reading

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