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If you surf the Internet these days you may come across Mashpedia, a web application structured thematically around topics, like in an encyclopedia, enhanced with a set of features and interactive functions. We should bear steadily in mind that Mashpedia is NOT a search engine. Mashpedia provides content only for specific topics such as concepts, subjects, personalities, events, places, companies, products, etc., but not for broader, unspecific searches. Mashpedia integrates contents loaded from different online sources under one single interface, providing a wide spectrum of digital contents and up-to-the-minute data. For every valid topic, Mashpedia presents a list of modules with content loaded in real-time from multiple web services, categorized by media type or data source. By jumping modules, you will find fresh data and digital media from Newspapers, Magazines, Blogs, Books, Wikipedia, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Social Answers and additional online resources.
Here I directly quote from Mashpedia website, and credit the staff. Mashpedia aims to simplify the access to information and content stored in different sites, reducing the time it takes to find relevant and fresh information on the internet. Here is a useful list to consider:
1) Access the freshest information and multimedia content about almost any subject, person, place or event in one single place.
2) Complete research tasks quickly and easily.
3) Get a multi-perspective vision and real-time context for every topic.
4) Eliminate the need to visit different online resurces separately.
5) Obtain new information each day – even if you are looking at the same article.
6) Visualize multimedia and social-media content related to every topic.
7) Embrace a didactic, intuitive, holistic approach to learning.
8) Discover new, relevant content about your favorite topics and interests.

In Italiano:
Girellando in rete di questi tempi, un po’ più rilassati e più pasquali, è possibile imbattersi in un interessante sito come Mashpedia, in lingua inglese (la matrice denota l’origine americana, per essere precisi). Come recita la stessa parola, siamo in presenza di un’enciclopedia che si costruisce in tempo reale attraverso la mescolanza, l’integrazione di varie fonti e documenti (“mash” in inglese significa proprio spezzettare, rendere in poltiglia, come le patate). Mashpedia tiene a precisare di NON essere un motore di ricerca, sia pure sofisticato, ma ha l’obiettivo di favorire la definizione di concetti, di argomenti, personalità e/o eventi specifici, attorno a cui costruire un percorso di informazioni correlate.