Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Google Base (all your base are belong to us)

Wow, people are really talking about this alot out there. But yes, i did make that wikipedia entry and please add to it anyone who is out there who finds this interesting. I've been thinking alot about wikipedia. It seems to me like it could and will become the repository of all "generally accepted facts" about everything in the world- which is pretty amazing. What will the world look like when everything that anyone knows is available to anyone anywhere instantly? What will the world look like if google is able to index not only all the web pages in the world, but through a product like google base all the information about all the stuff in the world too? Google base (once it launches) and wikipedia right now both seem like good mediums in which art could be made. Anyone want to try? Now, just because wikipedia could change at any moment- i'm going to duplicate my wikipedia entry here:

Google Base

In Late October the existence of a not-yet-public product in development called "Google Base" is discovered at the address: by Tony Ruscoe. Described in an official blog by google as "new way for content owners to submit their content to Google", some speculate that it may be a product to compete with craigslist or ebay, or may be the beginning of what Paul Ford predicted google would do in a 2002 essay about the Semantic Web. It was taken down soon thereafter but not before several people took screenshots. A great deal of interest and speculation followed in blogs, magazines and newspapers.


At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wikipedia is a source of good information for we havenots from asia and strugglers who wish to acquire knowledge and age naturally ...

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you're a 'havenot from asia' ?! You're a potential source of information for me! - what do these changes in information technology look like from your perspective. I'd love to know. What are your favorite blogs? What do you think is interesting that is happening right now.

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