2010 will be the year of metadata. We are already experiencing this with the rise of Twitter, Bit.ly and other ‘micro’ data services.
Ironic that the sequel to2001: A Space Odyssey,2010:The Year We Make Contact was made in 1984 – as inOrwell 1984 (and theApple’s famous Mac Ad) – both were written in the past about the future. Well, aren’t sending probes to Jupiter nor living in a totalitarian society but access to open, fast and linked information has changed our society – and metadata is driving that change.
Metadata in 2010 will continue to grow in importance in the following 3 areas: