Während ich darauf warte, dass del.icio.us endlich die neue Version herausbringt, erfährt meine Website ein kleines Update. Ab sofort befinden sich in der rechten Spalte die aktuellsten Links aus meinem delicious-Account und empfohlene Artikel aus dem Google Reader.
Geschieht alles automatisch… und damit dem Leser der Stoff nicht augeht, noch ne Empfehlung für eine Greasemonkey -Erweiterung um RSS-Feeds automatisch in den Google Reader zu schießen.
Jan, Henning und Martin, working for AG NBI and studying computer science like me at FU Berlin are three names behind Link-together.com. To describe what the services does take delicious and add a feature that is missing for simplicity reason. It does much more, but this is what I think is most mentionable
The so called „Synapse“ are links users can add to their bookmarks. Lets give an example. There is flickr, smugMug and panoramio three services which provide things around photos. You won’t find links to each other on one of those sites because they are competitors. But you can connect them by using „Synapse“! So everyone looking for alternatives to one of it, will find similar ones right by searching in Link-Together.
The kick which pushes it into world of semantic web is, you get typed links between URLs. Very nice if you want to know something about relations between sites.
Unfortunately there are not so much people using it, but it has not long ago so spread the word…
PS: Maybe they add Freebase-suggested-metatagging so the types of links are describe more precisly!?
[Update] Why can’t I connect more than two bookmarks with one synapse? for sure a synapse has one start and one end but what about a synapse named socialbookmarking, wouldn’t someone connect delicious, link-together and bibsonomy? as i connect only pairs of each, som links are missing…
[Update 2] Some discussion with Daniel brings light, as you can tag synapse too, you are able to find and order all those links by tags. this is much more flexible.
As I am writing and coding on my thesis (vIdentity.de) I was looking for some help in IRC #freebase. Aomarks gave me the tip to try freebase-suggest. I did as told and suddenly there was a little flash.
What about using this suggestions to provide tags with the missing semantics? What about using nearly only freebase types or topics in delicious, flickr or any other tagging-organized services?
You want to know what the advantage is? I tell you. IMHO what makes tags realy valuable is any meaning behind it. So you can look up your data with very speciifc queries.
Example: You only use tags like ‚hockey‘ or ‚ball‘ but want to find all tags wich are connected to sports. no problem, as freebase connects hockey and ball to sports you can find the depending items.
Any questions? Feel free to do it, but please tell me how so a can do it like you!
There is a discussion on the developer mailinglist going on. Some ideas has already been thought about earlier.
Will Moffat implemented an example of using freebase suggest with tagging.