My final project for Mashups was a group effort in collaboration with Si Heun Cho named TrendLines. The project is an application that runs in the Boxee media platform. It dynamically curates online video content based on current, socially-driven trends and topics.
We were interested in pursuing this idea due to the changes we perceived in the media environment. News and television are no longer just a 1-way communication system. Thanks to the Internet, the participation of the online community influences the way news is reported. In today's world, if a topic becomes very popular online then it has to be reported on the television news channels as well as in print media.
Here's a video of our presentation at the Boxee Beta release: