Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mashpedia, the Real-time Encylopedia, Adds Qwiki Element

Mashpedia is a real-time encyclopedia that publishes reference pages comprised of information from the social web. Each Mashpedia page pulls information from sources like Flickr, Twitter, Wikipedia, and blogs. Recently Mashpedia added a Qwiki element to their service. Qwiki, as you may recall from this post, is a multimedia encyclopedia that contains narrated overviews of more than three million topics.

Applications for Education
The combination of Mashpedia and Qwiki provides students with a wealth of current information about millions of topics. Mashpedia was designed with current events stories in mind, but it also offers a lot of good resources about topics that aren't as rapidly developing.