I've yet to examine the Thingalyzer fully, but it looks an interesting project. I'll update later when I've explored it a little more, but I thought that I'd put it out there for you all to examine and comment upon too.
Thingalyzer is a web application designed to collate, associate and explore everyone’s favourite things. It was designed to interoperate with Artefact H10515, an interactive sculpture at the Powerhouse Museum but it can also operate entirely independently and may also be used to create future art projects.
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.