Google’s own webmasters help site recommends microformats and RDFa structured data to improve indexing and usefulness of the data. Review metadata appears to have full support, while people, product, and business data are in beta.
Now that I’ve discovered it, I’m tempted to try TuneUp on my collection of MP3s downloaded as podcasts (and without good ID3 tags) from places like the KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune. The story is that the iTunes plugin automatically identifies your tracks, can fix the tags, and add album art. » about 100 words
Facebook’s guide to sharing details some meta tags to make that sharing work better:
In order to make sure that the preview is always correctly populated, you should add the tags shown below to your html. An example news story could have the following:
<meta name="title" content="Smith hails 'unique' Wable legacy" /> <meta name="description" content="John Smith claims beautiful football is the main legacy of Akhil Wable's decade at the club. " /> <link rel="image_src" href="http://www.onjd.com/design05/images/PH2/WableAFC205.jpg" />
As shown, title contains the preview title, description contains the preview summary and image_src contains the preview image. Please make sure that none of the content fields contain any html markup because it will be stripped out. For consistency’s sake, please use the
tag to provide text data for the preview, and the
tag for any source urls.
The title and summary tags are the minimum requirements for any preview, so make sure to include these two.
Declaration of Metadata Independance: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that Metadata is essential to all Users, and that the Creation of Metadata endows certain inalienable Rights, that among these are the right to collect, the right to share and the pursuit of Happiness through the reuse of the Metadata… (read more) Via. » about 100 words
There can be no arguments about it, machine tags are cool and they solve problems. And now they work in WordPress with bSuite too (svn only, for the moment). It’s not just because flickr popularized them that I like them, though it helps and you should definitely look at that stuff: The announcement Excitement from […] » about 200 words
(It’s old, but I just stumbled into it again…) Karen Calhoun’s report, The Changing Nature of the Catalog and its Integration with Other Discovery Tools, included a lot of things I agree with, but it also touched something I’m a bit skeptical about: automated metadata production. Some interviewees noted that today’s catalogs are put together […] » about 300 words
Eleta explained it this way, and credited it to R. David Lankes: Your data: Your metadata: CANDY BAR, data, metadata, metaphor » about 100 words
Oliver Brown introduced me to microformats a while ago, the Ryan Eby got excited about them, then COinS-PMH showed how useful they could be for libraries, but I still haven’t done anything with them myself (other than beg Peter Binkley to release his COinS-PMH WordPress Plugin). What are microformats? Garrett Dimon explains the theory: When […] » about 400 words
Roy Tennant writes in Doing Data Differently that “our rich collections of metadata are underused.” While Roland Dietz & Carl Grant, in the same issue, bemoan the dis-integrated world of library systems.
I’m a big fan of the WP Geo plugin, but I want more. My biggest complaint is that I want to insert coordinates using Google Maps or MultiMap URLs, rather than insert them in the modified story editor. So I wrote a bit of code that reads through the URLs in a post, finds the […] » about 400 words