links for 2010-05-05

  • What does Facebook publish about you and your friends?
    Any information you see below is visible to anyone on the Internet through normal use of the Facebook Graph API. Facebook apps used by you or your friends might see more.
  • "Moving from theory into potential, imagine reading a young adult book where the protagonist is a twelve year-old girl. Under the current system of metadata, finding another book where the lead character is another twelve year-old girl involves a great deal of digging – you can narrow the field with the BISAC, but finding a characters specific age is going to require some elbow grease and a great deal of digging. However, with interior, specific metadata, a few taps can bring up an assortment of similar books.  Interior, specific metadata also allows for comparison and contrast reading. Imagine, if you would, a modern book on the Spanish-American War. Using our future metadata system, finding a book on the same subject written during the war is an easy task. Fully leveraging the system could combine the two books – side-by-side – showing the differences."

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