Thursday, November 09, 2006

Metadata in Weblogs

What next for Semantic Blogging? by Steve Cayzer. HPL-2006-149.
Semantic Blogging is the use of rich metadata to transform blogs from simple online diaries to full participants in an information sharing ecosystem. Originally the semantic blogging vision centred around informal decentralized knowledge management, but recent developments in social network analysis, microformats, semantic desktop applications and wikis have challenged, enriched and extended this vision. In this paper I review the history of semantic blogging, present a snapshot of where we are now, including two of my current experiments. BlogAccord is an exploration of music blogging, while the Snippet Manager is an information integration portal. I conclude this paper by offering a personal take on some promising future directions.

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