While the Internet's design is widely understood to be open and distributed, control over how users interact online has given us largely centralized and closed systems. ShiftSpace is an Open Source platform that attempts to subvert this trend by providing a new public space on the web. By pressing
... [More] the [Shift] + [Space] keys, a ShiftSpace user can invoke a new meta layer above any web page to browse and create additional interpretations, contextualizations and interventions using various authoring tools. [Less]
TheirView is about how other people view your website. This currently includes:
Inbound links, determined by search engines and a selection of publicly accessible APIs.
Image manipulation, simulating greyscale, blurred, charcoal, spread, solarize, cycle, inverted.
Validation using W3C validator and Tidy
Freebase Parallax provides a new way to browse and explore data in Freebase.
To try it out or to see the screencast, go to http://mqlx.com/~david/parallax/.
For RDF SPARQL endpoints, use SParallax.
How to Check Out CodePlease note that Parallax as a standalone web application is in the folder
... [More] "app" in SVN. The version of Parallax on http://mqlx.com/~david/parallax/ is in tags/release-200808/ (or whatever the latest tag is). The version under development is in trunk/.
Note that the check-out path in the Source tab on this site is generated by Google and does not match the SVN structure of this project. To check out trunk/, do this:
svn checkout http://freebase-parallax.googlecode.com/svn/app/trunk/ parallaxIf you have commit access, do:
svn checkout https://freebase-parallax.googlecode.com/svn/app/trunk/ parallax --username [your user id] [Less]
Freebase is an open database of the world's information. It is built by the community and for the community—free for anyone to query, contribute to, built applications on top of, or integrate into their websites.
This project includes libraries to access the Freebase API using PHP.