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Tuesday, October 05, 2004
The Beeb, remixed  
One of the coolest hacks I've ever seen. has created a proxy for the BBC News site that creates automatic hyperlinks from the news page to articles in Wikipedia (e.g. if the text mentions Iraq, there should be a hyperlink to the Wikipedia Iraq entry - it's not working 100% at the moment, but that's the idea).

Just as good, the proxied page contains a sidebar of blogs that link to the story. So you not only get the BBC's take on something, plus their links to other news sites and to background information, you also get the opinions of other interested individuals.

Almost certainly illegal, but such a useful development that it should be protected. Surely.

(The link to the proxied page is here).

I saw this on Boing Boing. I think.