Looking something like our meme IDs, Ulla-Maaria says “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.”
We launched a new website last week in support of memography™ and the memetic web™.
It’s called TaxoTips (www.taxotips.com)
It is devoted to the millions of taxonomies that will be used as taxospaces in our three-part, globally-unique identifier.
It has an extensive glossary of terms.
Ron Daniel writes on the TaxoCop list that “managing memespaces
sounds like managing URN namespaces. You might want to see what
the IETF defined for URNs, see which parts of it make sense, and
also see if you can figure out what special value you will offer
that will tempt people into supporting and using memespace names
when they have pretty much ignored URNs.”
Ron is right that URNs have been ignored. Only 25 URNs have been registered, probably because of the laborious RFC process needed for each one.
Some of them are organization names, suitable for proper memespaces (like OASIS and IETF). Others are more properly used as taxospace names (like ISBN and ISSN).
And of course the value is memetic search.