Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Yesterday David Weinberger suggested, "Shouldn't there be a non-vendor, open site that can serve as a namespace?" My response, in the first comment, was that "No, there shouldn't." The reason is that I don't think we should depend on a centralized aggregator, like Technorati, to organize tags. Quite a good discussion followed the initial exchange, and Weinberger was prompted to create a mock-up of what he wants. It is, of course, a clone of my own topic pages, something I've had on this site for, what, five years? Anyhow, decentralized tagging would be a good thing; let's hope the "Technorati Tag (tm)" becomes a thing of the past.

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