Anyone for freebasing?

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Well I've been an alpha user of freebase for a while and I must say I'm well impressed by this new online database of everything. It's open, it's free, it's all under creative commons licensing, it's pretty sweet

What is it?

It's about film, sports, politics, music, science and everything else all connected together. Our contributors are collecting data from all over the internet to build a massive, collaboratively-edited database of cross-linked data. It's a big job and we're just getting started.

I've been fairly quiet on it, but the couple of times I started adding information to it I found myself spidering across topics and adding information left, right and centre. It's definitely easier to edit than wikipedia, with topics being linked to types, which have a predefined structure, allowing quick inputting of information.

Why am I bigging it up?
I've been granted 5 invitations to use as I see fit. I don't imagine these will be as popular as Joost invites, but I'm going to limit them to neighbours or people who actually post on Vox.

Comment or pm me with your email address.

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  • I'd be interested in giving it a shot.

  • Hey Ryan,I have sent out an invitation. Be interested to see what you think.:)Alex

  • I meant to say, I never received the invite to this site. I don't know if it was blocked by my spam filter.

  • I was actually just thinking about that today. Was planning on sending you a PM asking if you had gotten set up on it or not.:)I just had a look at my invitation manager on freebase. Apparently typing in your email address and clicking invite is not enough. I then had to "send invitation" as well. It says it is sent now, so keep an eye out. If it's not there pretty soon then I might try resending it.

  • Thanks! I have received it and joined. It looks really interesting. Just trying to figure out how to use it.