What is metadata? A Christmas themed exploration

The article “What is metadata? A Christmas themed exploration” is a fun description of the very basic nature of metadata. Reading it creates an awareness of how innately we create, alter, and otherwise interact with metadata even unaware. Pictures, sms text, snapchats, tweets, status updates, all carry both seen and unseen metadata and are generated in legions every second. Using Christmas as a metaphor makes this article light and entertaining, but the concepts it highlights are only the tip of very substantive areas of consideration.

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Posted on January 21, 2015, in Articles, LS566 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It really makes me think more about what information I’m leaving behind and makes me wonder what it tells other people about me.

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