Published on August 20th, 2006 | by Rahel Bailie0
Salim Ismail talks about syndication and the hidden Web
Salim Ismail, technology entrepreneur and all-around techno-visionary, agreed to chat with me about the hidden Web, estimated to be several hundred times greater than the visible Web, and how new syndication capabilities can change that. The third wave of content publishing – syndication – will change the face of the Web as we become able to access the content currently hidden in databases. As structured blogging facilitates the publishing of XML simply and easily, the existing value for companies by owning content – think of how you have to pay for a listing to sell an item or list a job – will change. Individuals will be able to aggregate content according to specific criteria, and the value will be in the services layered over top of that content.