Why metadata = card catalogue (welcome to the weekly Thursday “how tech impacted the media and entertainment world” this week).

Happy Thursday!

When it comes to research, I have lots of ways of storing the information:

A) if I found the information in a newspaper or magazine, I’ll clip the article and file it in a folder. And group it together (eg: technology articles in one pile, fitness articles in another. You get the idea).

B) if the information is in an email newsletter, I’ll either open the link, read the article then copy and paste the link into my Pages (this is Apple’s version of MS Word) document under the appropriate category (eg: fitness) or I’ll file it into one of my folders in my email inbox (I have a section called “datamining” with lots of sub topics (media and entertainment trends etc).

The same idea applies in the media and entertainment world (and technology’s impact on it).

Without the proper metadata, the song you wanted to play on your voice assisted device (Alexa, Siri) or favorite streaming software (Apple Music, Spotify) can’t be found.

As you can tell from Ben’s article, there’s a lot of problems when it comes to metadata. Especially if you want to find a classical song:


P.S. I’ll be honest with you, I had a hard time writing this weekly review? Why? Because I was distracted by this water fountain:


Published by Nick, aka, Research Guru

My real name is Nick but my clients call me the Research Guru. Why? Because I love researching and finding information. And they’re literally amazed when I find the information for them. I love analyzing how technology influences the media and entertainment world. Because the media and entertainment industry is constantly changing. And technology is playing a big role in changing it (from CD’s to live-streaming). Finally, I love coffee, going to the gym/working out and anything to do with athletic leisure clothing (I’m a big Lululemon fan). P.S. If you need to follow me on social media: Twitter: @nickhtang Instagram: @the_information_guru