3000 Mashups

John Musser
May. 05 2008, 02:00AM EDT

3000 mashups. That's how many mashups are now listed in our ProgrammableWeb directory as of last week. What's most popular? As you can see in the chart below, the top ten categories of mashups do of course include mapping, but there's a fairly even distribution across many of the other top categories like shopping, photos, video and music:

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[...] To take a step back for a second, it may be useful to define what a mashup is.  I would venture to say that when people think of mashups, the first thing that comes to mind is something that integrates a Google Map with other web data, like housing data.  Zillow would be a classic example of this type of mashup.  In fact, Programmable Web states that a full 39% of mashups on their site are related one way or another to mapping. [...]