An XML format for small-business info feeds

One of the “latest things” that Chris Pirillo was excited about the other night was Dan Bricklin’s SMBmeta Initiative. According to Ross Mayfield

This metadata scheme allows small and medium size businesses to express their identity in XML.

Ross summarizes David Weinberger on some of the strengths of this approach:

  • Dan doesn’t want to own the data
  • It’s free for anyone to aggregate
  • Its extensible

Ross also says he “[c]an’t wait for Dan to create a form that allows the creation of my SMBmeta file for my consulting business.”
I think I need a new category to cover this kind of thing. It really has nothing to do with blogs.