May 19, 2005
RSS, tagging and attention
One of the things I have been thinking about lately is that Web 2.0 technologies are more about focusing attention than they are about categorizing information. Blogs, RSS and tagging combined seem to create a great information system where small bits of information are brought to your attention and ranked in importance by the collective behavior of all internet users out there.
May 04, 2005
A replacement for WSDL?
Here is an interesting proposal for WSDL replacement: SMEX-D .
May 03, 2005
Annotation/Tag driven knowledge organization
A couple of cool sites are copying delicious and creating organized knowledge using tags. There is one site that is doing it around events at upcoming.org This is a way for people to autocategorize information and allow others to search their categories. It reminds me a little of the early days of the web when everyone was adding tags to their HTML pages. However the nice thing about these tags are that they are entered by others and not the author of the event/link so they have some resistance to being gamed. The whole area is called folksonomy.