Wiki and structured data galore
Here are the top links you should check out over the weekend (via the CoPress Publish2 Newsgroup):
- AP, Media Standards Trust Propose News Microformat – Just announced yesterday, the microformat means a markup specifically for the type of metadata in news articles. They want to make the content even more machine-readable such that more data is exposed in search results. Check out the draft for the spec and a conversation that’s already started in the Google Group. Very interesting.
- Perform Better With AdSense: The Ultimate Round-Up – Joey says this is a solid roundup.
- If you were starting a news organization, where would you put your initial efforts? – Not surprisingly, existing news organizations should be following this advice too. Martin starts out with practical suggestions, and many people weigh in with their input in the comments
- Vote for 2.9 Media Features – WordPress wants your input on what should be in version 2.9.
All of the activity really happened on the wiki this week. Will Davis deserves mad props for doing most of the work getting Semantic MediaWiki working. Check out “Newspapers by age” for an example of how it works. Basically, what it will allow us to do is aggregate all of the semi-structured data in the infoboxes. At the moment, it just lets us then create charts of the data but I’m hoping that we’ll be able to incorporate it into search and navigation as well.
Claire Gould from The College Voice also added a bunch of information about their publication to the wiki, and Rick Martinez has launched a shell of a community wiki for FIU.