Monday, February 27, 2006


Silobreaker looks to be a very cool way of exploring information. Facetted browsing is an old idea, but this looks like it might actually make it fun.

(Via Really Simple Sidi (RSS).)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Tag cloud

I've added a simple "tag cloud" showing frequency of the top 30 searches in iSpecies. It's a bit ugly, but you get the idea. You see the tag cloud if you go to iSpecies directly (i.e., no search term).

I made use of a nice article on scaling tag clouds by Anders Pearson. He describes a simple function to scale the tags. I put this into an Excel spreadsheet as a quick hack (in other words, the tag cloud isn't dynamic yet).

Programmable Web

iSpecies makes it onto Programmable Web. This site has all sorts of useful information on Web 2.0 and mashups, see also Mashup Feed. Spotted by Simon Rycroft.