links for 2009-05-09

  • Kevin: This is very interesting, and I think that we'll see more things like this. Reuters-Thomson, working with a company called phase technology, has released a specialised Drupal installation that incorporates Reuters-Thomson's Calais semantic-marking technology and also allows easy integration with Google Maps and Flickr photos. Steve Yelvington with Morris Digital Works in the US is working on another specialised version of Drupal for social media journalism. We'll see more of this, and news organisations would be wise to rally behind them. These projects will deliver great value, especially for small and medium publishers, at a much lower cost than the commercial CMS solutions on the market currently.