The Media Consortium: Media organisations should share more metadata

Great post here looking at the semantic web and how it will influence the future of  online journalism.

The next phase of the semantic web will be “a step beyond aggregation that aims to makes information more meaningful and useful” and journalists and media organisations can aid this development by sharing metadata more broadly and focus more on users’ long-term experiences of their websites.

Together, such data may be more valuable than if media organisations reserved data for their own purposes. Pooling metadata can help improve artificial intelligence, which drives the automated aspects of discovering new information on the semantic web.

The benefits for media organisations? Better websites for users, the capacity for news to challenge readers and bottom-up rather than top-down approaches to journalism and making meaning, suggests the post.

via The Media Consortium » Radical New Ways of Meaning-Making and Filtering.

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