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What Do Tags Mean? · I’m almost convinced that this new Technorati Tags thing is important, but I’m 100% convinced that I don’t understand where it’s going or what the implications are. Which is OK, because I suspect nobody else does either ...
Metadata, Semantics and All That · Mr. Shirky’s recent extended polemic against the Semantic Web has been given lots of linkage from more than one influential direction. I’m closer to the Semantic Web project than most, and remain significantly unconvinced, but I don’t think dismissing it is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel, and anyhow shooting fish in a barrel is unsportsmanlike and generally sucks. So here is another take on it all, with an (admittedly somewhat scaled down) vision of what the Next Web might look like ...
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