Wednesday, November 09, 2005

More about Google Base ...

Today I stumpled about two particulary interesting new articles about Google Base: The first article lends further credibility to the idea that Google Base is part of a "Google plot" to enter the market of classified advertising. The authors of this article also share my view that this is part of a strategy to create proprietory content. The second article sounds a more optimistic note by claiming that Google Base is nothing but one node in a Semantic Web like internet, sharing its data in simple XML formats. Don't share that optimism.

My earlier entry about the relation between Google Base and the Semantic Web can be found here.

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