You'll remember our conversation about Freebase last September. Freebase.com describes itself as "a uniquely structured database that you can easily search, add to and edit; you can also use the data in it to power your own projects. It’s a data commons in the way that a public square is a land commons—available to anyone to use." We have quite a few new things in the works, so stay tuned these coming months. In the meantime, we encourage you to subscribe to our blog, join the Freebase mailing lists, or swing by our next user group meeting on April 16th.
They've been adding a lot to the database in the last 90 days. From the Freebase blog:
3.26 Million. You guessed it — that’s the number of topics currently in Freebase. We wanted to share with you some of the data loading activities that we’ve been working on recently at Metaweb. In the last 90 days, we’ve seen the number of topics grow by 15% overall.
The blog continues with some interesting data visualizations covering types of topics added and their growth.
The Freebase team has more information to add:
It's been a long time since we last sent out an update, and a lot has happened since then, so we wanted to let you know about our more exciting developments.
If you're the visual type, feel free to skip to the screencast for a tour of our new features.
Over the past six months we've been working hard to improve the service. Some of the things you might notice are:
We have quite a few new things in the works, so stay tuned these coming months. In the meantime, we encourage you to subscribe to our blog, join the Freebase mailing lists, or swing by our next user group meeting on April 16th.