Thanks for bringing this up. I've been wondering about tagging which I haven't used yet. It seems so unstructured and open that I'm not sure how to tag things so they'll be found. I would think people can use several words for the same meaning. And one word can have several meanings. I do think tags need to be loosely coupled, but I think there should be some recommended structure and guidelines.
-- Enric --- In email@example.com, "Steve Watkins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Sorry Ive just got thoughts related to my previous opensource ranting > buzzing round my head, but a bit more specific, Im remembering some of > my reasons for caring about this stuff. > > A while ago when many of the tools were new and still in initial > development, there used to be a lot more tech talk here about things > such as tags and how differnt applications could connect to different > websites, how different sites could ahre data with eachother etc. > > Now theres been loads of great progress in these areas, and Im a bit > out of date with it all. But I recall that at least once or twice, we > got onto issues about how different services could share data, make > tagging more effective, etc. I dont hear so much about this stuff here > recently, so I wondered how things like mefeedia and fireants tagging > stuff is doing. Are there many or any impenetrable islands of data, > and pieces of the videoblogging services/software jigsaw that are > totally disconnected. All with the aim of making tagging etc systems > more useful by having data from multiple sources etc, that sort of thing. > > Pete used the word 'trust' a few imes in his reply to me, which is > understandable, but my opensource rants werent really about trust. If > I didnt trust any person, service or software, Id never use it in the > first place. Its far more about having 'redundancy' in the system, if > one server, service or app dissapears for any reason, how badly does > it affect videobloggers? Is there any way to help guard against this, > can opensource play a part? > > To what extent is datasharing between services occuring already, are > any of them feature & datarich enough, and matured enough to the > developers satisfaction, to ideally offer API's of their own? > > Or if none of this makes sense or Ive gone in at too narrow an angle > to have a conversation about it, hows the videoblogging world doing > with metadata sharing and metadata in general? Is tagging working for > videoblogs, do any of these topics have anything to do with whether we > could ever offer a better videoblog viewer stats system. What was the > final outcome of the debate about how a non-centralised videoblog > directory for use by apps like fireant is best achieved? How did I get > so out of date on all this stuff? > > Cheers > > Steve of Elbows ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Most low income households are not online. Help bridge the digital divide today! http://us.click.yahoo.com/cd_AJB/QnQLAA/TtwFAA/lBLqlB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/