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April 21, 2006updated 19 Aug 2016 10:10am

My first Web 2.0-style ‘mashup’

Why have I embedded a clock in my blog? Good question. Here's another: is adding a real-time clock to a blog a Web 2.0-style 'mashup'? According to Wikipedia, "A mashup is a website or web application that seamlessly combines content from more than

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Why have I embedded a clock in my blog? Good question. Here’s another: is adding a real-time clock to a blog a Web 2.0-style ‘mashup’?

According to Wikipedia, “A mashup is a website or web application that seamlessly combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience.”

Hmmm – more than once source. OK, so if I have more than one clock, set to different time zones, they will be getting their times from more than one source – thus meeting the Wikipedia mashup criteria. So here goes. The clock above is set to GMT. For any of you New Yorkers your time is:

and if you’re on the West Coast, the time is:

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My brother, who lives in Hong Kong, would probably prefer this one:

For my mum and dad, who have had several beagles (plus two children and one grandson), there’s:

And for my old writing mate Lloyd Blythen and any other readers down in New Zealand, here’s yours:

There – my first mashup! Dead easy this Web 2.0 business, isn’t it? If you’re still a Web 2.0 virgin, or frankly don’t know what I’m banging on about, you can find out loads about the Web 2.0 phenomenon over at the helpful What’s Web 2.0 blog or by reading this excellent piece by Tim O’Reilly, who was one of those who came up with the Web 2.0 moniker in the first place.

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