Skip to content

Jargon Watch: Mashup

OK I am using the jargon word ‘mashup’ in the last two posting. And jargon I personally just learned about recently so I should have defined it. It’s so new that even Google Define doesn’t have it yet! Three lashes for me with a newspaper rod.
MASHUP or MASH-UP(from here)
“The term mash-up refers to a new breed of Web-based applications created by hackers and programmers (typically on a volunteer basis) to mix at least two different services from disparate, and even competing, Web sites. A mash-up, for example, could overlay traffic data from one source on the Internet over maps from Yahoo, Microsoft, Google or any content provider. The term mash-up comes from the hip-hop music practice of mixing two or more songs. This capability to mix and match data and applications from multiple sources into one dynamic entity is considered by many to represent the promise of the Web service standard (also referred to as on-demand computing).”
There you go. Using it will be cool for about a week – so impress your teens over the holidays by sprinklig it liberally through your conversation. (The mashup songs are usually pretty cool, and fun. there are a few seasonal ones right now.)

Posted on: December 23, 2005, 8:55 am Category: Uncategorized

0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.