I’m starting to think that next big innovation online, other than ‘Big Data’ (the relation of massively huge sets of data to one another to make deeper insights possible), is ‘Meaningful Data’. 1
Note: This quote by Louis Jordan, is more accurate a description about Web 2.0 that we realise. Huge quantities of data files are being uploaded to the internet every day. Latest statistics from YouTube say 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute. With cloud storage being offered for low prices, we are gathering digital data at an incredible rate, which not only questions, do we need to store all this data, but, how are we going to find anything ever again? Do a search on Google theses day, you rarely get what you are looking for. Unless you know how to search. I’ve become an expert at searching, I though it was because, I was just becoming more saavy, until I realised, I was, unknowingly becoming more metadata aware. I have been trying to get round to learning more about metadata, and how it can be used for my research, but then I realised it should not be just for research. Metadata is for Life!