The BBC World Service has done an excellent mashup page in support of its Bangladesh River Journey looking at the effects of climate change. News / diary / blog articles are being submitted to the main news website; a Google map tracks their journey; photos are going on Flickr; there’s even a Twitter microblog. Fascinating to see a big publishing operation like the BBC using free open-to-the-public tools like this, to great effect. And it’s within reach of anyone with a suitable story to tell, too.
But there’s more, as the BBC Backstage blog explains – there’s a whole API behind it, so you could theoretically extract all the data and do something yourself with it. Although to be honest, I can’t think of much they aren’t already doing. Still, a nice precedent to set.