preparation for this week's show,
I thought it would be fun to describe Oodle using Web2.0 buzzwords…
Oodle indexes classifieds listings from across the web, many of them without even a URL to call their own. Once we find them, we tag them (e.g., pet listings with breed, gender and color); remix them with other data sources (e.g, expand abbreviations, normalize location); and create mashups with other web services (e.g, put them on Google Maps using AJAX).
Perhaps by next year we’ll even incorporate an architecture of participation ;)