Swivel – "YouTube for Data"

I was pointed to this post about Swivel, a new company aiming to collect the world’s data. Their business model? The service allows you to correlate data freely. The data you upload is available to everyone. But if you want to take advantage of the service without making your data available to others, then you have to pay.

I find this extremely interesting. I do believe in a distributed digital world where data is captured, analyzed, mined; where knowledge becomes machine processable and inferable. Lots of ideas in this space that I am trying to put together for an internal paper and perhaps a prototype. I am really excited about the potential of work in this space.