May 15, 2009

Implicit metadata

Tim O'Reilly has an interesting article which discusses "implicit metadata," Google's Rich Snippets and the Semantic Web. O'Reilly cites Just Landed: Processing, Twitter, MetaCarta & Hidden Data by Jer Thorp who scraped Twitter for the phrase "just landed." Here's Thorp's experiment visualised as an animated map rendered in Processing:

Note: Also cool (via a Thorp Twitter) is ToneMatrix, a sound toy by Andre Michelle.

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