BBC News Developer Network

This is drawing a lot of interest this morning. May bring even more people into the news content game and increases the pressure on other news outlets to open up.

BBC Backstage:

backstage.bbc.co.uk is the BBC’s new developer network, providing content feeds for anyone to build with. Alternatively, share your ideas on new ways to use BBC content. This is your BBC. We want to help you play.

People have started posting their ideas here. Many of them are silly (who needs another weather alert feed?), but there are some interesing ones. Here’s one of the funny ones:

Combine bbc RSS feeds and Google / Yahoo spellcheck API to automatically send abusive email to BBC feedback whenever the bot thinks it has detected a spelling error.

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