December 1st, 2005

Ulla-Maaria Mutanen (a/k/a HobbyPrincess) has started a ThingLink website.

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.”


December 8th, 2005

We launched a new website last week in support of memography™ and the memetic web™.

It’s called TaxoTips (

It is devoted to the millions of taxonomies that will be used as taxospaces in our three-part, globally-unique identifier.


It lists many leading taxonomy consultants who will need to know about how memography will increase the ROI on taxonomy investments by their clients.

It has an extensive glossary of terms.

Memespace Names and URNs

December 11th, 2005

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).

Memography’s Memespace Registry will offer a much simpler procedure for registering memespace and taxospace names.

And of course the value is memetic search.