Friday, November 25, 2005

Google Base data belongs to us

"I’ve read the little background material on Google’s Base and still can’t see whether the material you put there can be found by other search engines. I also cannot find evidence of an API that shares any standards for tags and structure. Is Base open or closed? So far, closed."

"I wish I were hearing more noise from the microformats guys to act as competitors — or at least as pressure on Google for openness and standards."

Google Base seems like a roach motel for your data. Its not Google's data - its your data. Danny has some thoughts on this.

Apparently, the answer is put your data on the web. The question remains, what will eBay's and database companies response be.
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