Well, this one didn’t get blogged yet… Back in June, we stayed up all night at the BBC / Yahoo Hack Day in London. The task was to combine data sources and build something experimental – and a little bit edgy.
We forged a script to enhance mainstream news sites (such as BBC News) with a layer of grassroots community content – from bloggers, photographers, and the like. The idea was to propagate the news and views from the streets, alongside mainstream media. The result: ‘HackHUD‘.
We were clackety-clack on the keyboard, non-stop for over 24 hours. There were tears and laughter… and in the end, a prize.
- 0.16 – Public release.
- 0.17 – Problem with Flickr photos fixed.
- 0.181 – Wikipedia and Twitter options added.
- 0.2 – Updated to accommodate changes to BBC site & to Greasemonkey.
- 0.21 – Better handling of multi-word tags.