July 4, 2007

Web 3.0: No humans required - July 1, 2007

Web 3.0: No humans required - July 1, 2007

It's a long road from here to the Semantic Web, a term coined by Tim Berners Lee and others in 2001. We'll move in that direction, but the machine/software agent readable metadata that describes the underlying content, at least at this moment...perhaps forever, will rely on people taking the time to 'tag' their content accurately. Accurately is a loaded word. What may be accurate for my personal use may not be accurate for your interests or inclinations.

This means that a tagging or other descriptive metadata discipline must develop widely among Web users involved in digital content creation. It's happening in many areas. Flickr is a prime example...even Blogger enables tagging (which I'm reasonably faithful to add.)

I think we'll see rapid advances of this concept, but I think it'll be a generational phenomena as the Web 2.0 generation is conditioned to support Web 3.0.
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