Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mashed What?

Have you ever heard the term "mash-up?" Well, I've been hearing it a lot lately, and in the context it's been used, I've deduced it has nothing to do with potatoes.

Here's a definition provided by Small Business Mavericks:

A mashup, simply put, is the aggregation of content from two or more sources. It usually exists on a single web page, but it can also exist within an application such as a widget or through an RSS feed.

To put it in simpler terms, a mashup is a collection of useful--or at least interesting--links. It gives blog readers quick and localized access to information. And the more often we post content, the stronger our internet presence becomes.

So watch for my new feature, coming this Monday:



  1. Thank you, Jan. I've wondered, but lacked your enterprise to actually research the issue. It's very timely, however, being the crux of the tug-of-war between the owners of content and those who wish to use that content without paying for it. The owners contend that they will quit producing, if they can't be paid. And the users contend artistic constriction occurs if free access is denied.

  2. Whew! Scared me for a minute. Because if I never have to make mashed potatoes again it will be too soon. Looking forward.

  3. I was planning on using instant mashed potatoes until I realized you were were referring to something entirely different. I'll add this to the list of additional things I must research. In the meantime, I'll look forward to seeing it in use on your blog.

  4. And when I read the first line...I went in a different direction, too. I was thinking mammogram. I look forward to your "mash up." I'm sure it will be interesting and enlightening...and make me contemplate. ~ Linda Joyce

  5. @ed_quixote - I suppose in some circumstances pay might be an issue. But, I'm hoping with the majority of links I'll post, they'll look at it as free advertising and a broader web presence.

    @mgmillerbooks - I don't mind mashing, as long as I don't have to peel. Oh no! I can still hear my grandma calling me in to help peel. :)

    @Jack LaBloom - Somehow I don't see you using instant potatoes. :)

    @Linda Joyce - HA! That one didn't even enter my mind. But, it's a good title for "that" too. :)

  6. I'll be looking forward to links you'll collect.