I’ve recently started following the database technology called FluidINFO.
FluidINFO is an openly writeable shared database.
Data can be dynamically organised, shared, combined, augmented and searched.
FluidINFO is conceptually simple:
- Objects represent things
- Tags describe data related to an object (and can optionally have a value)
- Namespaces organise related tags
- Permissions control who can act on what namespace, tag or value
This makes it possible for data to be social as a network of interrelated data, information and annotations builds up.