17 Dec Freebase to shut down as soon as March 2015
Dear Freebase, you have been one of the best tools in our toolbox since you’ve come out and we will certainly miss you!
Just today Freebase released an update of how all data will be eventually transferred out to Wikidata
We’ve decided to help transfer the data in Freebase to Wikidata, and in mid-2015 we’ll wind down the Freebase service as a standalone project.
This means that the data won’t be lost but instead will be transferred to Wikimedia Foundation’s project Wikidata, which will have their own API to so that developers who want to retrieve facts automatically, as they did with Freebase, can still do so. This would include Google also pulling data from Wikidata, to help power its Knowledge Graph. Via searchengineland.com
Freebase is Shutting Down in March 2015
As you probably know, I have been one of Freebase’s biggest fans, and have a lot of edits under my belt there. I’ve also told a lot of people that they should make sure they have a Freebase page because it’s a part of the Knowledge Graph. I even participated in a Google Hangout about Freebase: