Freebase shifts semantic web into overdrive
Freebase may change all that. No, we're not going to get all coked up and go tag the web at super speed -- although, had the Web existed in the 80s, who knows? -- but, Freebase is going to mash up Wiki style data repositories with a more rigid data structure, and then make all that resulting info available under the Creative Commons. Currently in a closed Beta (*cough* I'd love an invite), it's a promising idea but, as with all things, the devil is in the details.