I love the idea of mash-ups. Taking multiple good ideas or sources of information to combine them into a new idea or source which is great is a personal quest of most people in my demographic. Unfortunately, the success rate of mash-ups that actually increase the quality of the resulting idea seems to be rare. To make things even worse, most mash-ups don’t get fully vetted until the development effort has already been fully spent.
However, I found one that is a real diamond in the rough. (Even if I can’t use it, since I don’t live in Los Angeles). Take a look at Find LA Food Trucks! This ingenious site mashes the following:
- Roach Coach
- Location Updates and Menu Changes/Specials (via Twitter)
- Web convergence
- Consumer Reviews (via Twitter)
Damn I am a little jealous of the Angelenos!