A couple of months ago, there was much blogging about Freebase. I’ll link to Michael Arrington, partly out of habit, partly because his was the coolest-titled of the posts I saw. I thought that Freebase looked like a cross between Google Base and Wikipedia, and put myself on the list for the Alpha test.
I got my invitation today. So far, I have:
- Signed up.
- Poked around a little.
- Set up my profile.
- Found that, although there is a “manage your account and invitations” page, I have no invitations to give out. (If I had, I would certainly invite you.)
- Updated the page for Amy Rigby to include a link to her blog. I did this by assigning a value to the property Web Link(s).
- Wondered if Blog should be a property in its own right.
2 thoughts on “Freebase Alpha”
One of the coolest things I find about Freebase is that since all the data is structured, it’s easy to make mashups with other services.
For example here is a map I made showing Freebase users called Andrew
Freebase users called Andrew
(Firefox only for now. Freebase account required, leave a post on my blog if somebody wants one).
Will’s comment was wrongly marked as spam by Akismet. I just recovered it.