What is it that makes the web so great?

Linking. What is it that silos will not do.

Same thing.

Linking.

… Here’s the problem. Linking hasn’t gotten an upgrade in many years.That’s not to say an upgrade isn’t possible, it is. But it takes two (or more) to make it happen. I can’t link to anything in a new way if it isn’t ready to be linked to in that way. And what we need for that to happen is collaboration. 

The web can overpower silos if…

Very good. So what kinds of upgrade to the linking standards / practices?

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For a while I’ve thought Dave Winer’s What’s Like RSS? question needed to be developed further.

Perhaps some kind of outline / catalogue of open formats that are well-established, have no “owner” but multiple existing stake-holders, and are unlikely to change at any time in the near future.

Anyway, I thought one should exist, so here’s the first draft up on GitHub … for anyone who wants to add to it.

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