Updatedx1: A Social Network for Data Sharing

by Steve Mallett

Update: This data-'sharing' scenario popped up over the weekend where a new 'service' is taking content over RSS and wrapping their ads up in it.

People can and will always find a way to steal other's content if they want. This social network for data idea, at a surface level, might help identify people who have asked permission to use content and been given the nod vs. those who haven't.

Still lots of loopholes, but that's a bit of a start. I do wonder though if the only people worried about content 'theft' are those making money off it, or those peeved that others are.
---

I'm throwing this out there as I'm still not sure what to make of it:

There's talk of, and work underway, for a datalibre movement called Structured Blogging. It includes a bunch of code, human intervention in coding, and seems a bit doomed in the doldrums of who's going to care enough to bother coding all that.

Let's try to make data sharing, at least, a little fun and build on two concepts we're all familiar with: MySpace & Feedburner.

1 Comments

Kunau
2006-05-19 11:21:51
I'm looking into this as an idea for sharing BLAST target databases between distributed research and processing sites. Some of our data-sets can be rather large and so I'm also looking at Bittorrent as a transport mechanism.


Is anyone else doing this?