RDF as a Distributed CMS
A few years ago, I read Programming the Semantic Web and it blew my mind. More recently, I read Linked Data and Metadata Basics for Web Content. Consequently, I’ve been struck by this idea: Resource Description Framework (RDF) and linked data in general could potentially turn the entire web into a distributed CMS.
That might be overblown, but when you dig into the idea behind RDF and linked data, you realize that looking to only your own repository for content might be limiting. RDF allows URLs to represent structured content objects and the relationships between them. It’s a big world out there, and a lot of systems expose structured data as de facto content APIs.