I imagine being able to run a search and get the results back on a beautiful timeline. Well now you can… here’s one that someone made earlier….
… This tool doesn’t quite work, for example, is a video uploaded to YouTube in 2008 about the Leeds United winning the FA Cup a current item or a dim and distant dream from the 70’s? The results get very close to being something spectacular, and I could see how, with a bit of careful pruning you could author a great resource that was a mix of found material and user-time-synch’ed stuff.
I think this app makes use of the Freebase data cloud.
Take a look at the difference between a Wikipedia timeline on the Iraq War and a user-created version of the Iraq War and YouTube’s Iraq War…. Mmm… I’ve just tried to pull some of these sources/interpretations together into one IRAQ War timeline here, I’m not sure if it’s working properly, but being able to additionally see a timeline of events on a map is pretty close to stunning (even if it doesn’t quite work).