Collaborative Tagging for Knowledge Sharing

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“There has recently there been a great surge of interest in collaborative tagging as a means of facilitating knowledge sharing in social computing. Collaborative tagging refers to the process in which a community of users adds meta-information in the form of keywords or tags to Web content such as web pages, links, photographs and audio […]

Micro Models

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A few days ago I wrote a blog about Micro Formats. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that Danny Ayers is starting a wiki on Micro Models and using Micro Formats as the starting point. Danny plans to pick a few useful formats and build RDF models. In my opinion, this one of the […]

Microformats

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Microformats are a way of adding more meaning to your web content. For example, you can use a hCard format to display business card information or hCalendar for event information. What is the benefit? By adding some meaning (semantics) to the various web elements on your page, you will increase the quality of searches (as […]

Adam on “Learning from THE Web”

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There is a great article from Adam Bosworth in ACM Queue online magazine titled Learning from THE WEB. He makes many great points. I agree with most of them. The wisdom of the crowds works amazingly well. He mentions examples of how Flickr and del.icio.us allow people to tag resources freely. We once tried to […]

RDF and the Semantic Web

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I subscribed to the “semantic-web@w3.org” mailing list a few days ago. I lucked out, because I found Joshua Tauber and his rdf:about site. The Quick intro and the RDF in Depth are two of the best articles I have read on RDF so far. There seems to be a lot of activity and announcements related […]