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.