Best New Mashups: Charity, Digg, Running

John Musser
May. 22 2007, 12:05AM EDT

While mashups for shopping and mapping continue to be popular, it's worth noting that over 25 different APIs were used in mashups listed at ProgrammableWeb in the past two weeks. Here are three interesting ones:

  • Giveness: Giveness is a social network for philanthropy. Charities can create their own communities to connect with their supporters and fundraise online. When a user purchases a product through Giveness, 100 percent of the commissions generated will be donated.
  • Digg Comment Spy: Track live comments posted to Digg. Blue posts are replies to the top thread, yellow are replies to another comment. By Alex Bosworth who created LiveMarks that provides a real-time stream of comments to del.icio.us.
  • Walk Jog Run: WalkJogRun.net is a very good route planner and a distance-speed calculator for runners, joggers and walkers. See runs that others have outlined or create your own.

John Musser

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Danny

wow! giveness.com is awesome! what an original concept - using APIs to make this world a better place. you can do dang near everything there.

MapMyRun.com is another mashup site that has been around for about 2.5 years. It has a lot more functionality (such as indepth elevation profiles and topo maps) and is easier to use. Check it out and let me know what you think compared to WalkJogRun.net.

Cheers - Kevin (CoFounder)