Find of the week

Mashapedia is an aggregator combined with a search engine.

Mashpedia is an online encyclopedia comprised of “LiveDocs”, which are dynamic web documents displaying blocks of content related to the given topic, retrieved from multiple sources across the Internet in real-time.

If a user types in a concept, it goes to the news, YouTube, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and Qwiki and then compiles everything on one easy to read page.

Mashpedia is an online encyclopedia comprised of “LiveDocs”, which are dynamic web documents displaying blocks of content related to the given topic, retrieved from multiple sources across the Internet in real-time.
I used it immediately this week with really really current topics.  The grade 12 Biology students came in for help trying to find a species of plant or animal that was endangered because of its limited gene pool.  We typed “endangered gene pool” into Mashapedia and we were lead to a blog by  a researcher identifying some insects that were endangered for this very reason.
Here’s a screenshot from a search on abstract expressionism (one of MY favourites):

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