Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Making Connections

In the middle of announcing weekend plans on her blog "Worshipping At The Altar Of Mediocrity" ms. jared reaveals something really interesting:
...it's weird having "real life" friends who don't have blogs to hyperlink their names too [sic]. hello - old school...
Help is on the way! While still under construction ThingLink promises to take a step towards bridging that gap between the actual and the virtual.
Thinglinks are unique identifiers that anybody can use for connecting physical or virtual objects to any online information about them. A thinglink on an object is an indication that there is some information about the object online—perhaps a blog post, some flickr photos, a manufacturer’s website, a wikipedia article, or just some quick comments on a discussion site.

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