Doc Searles come up with an idea so elegant and right that it’s amazing no one has thought of it before: Let’s create a directory of the world’s web sites.
Why can’t we have a repository where we can post information about our sites:the last time a site has been updated, how it’s organized, how it’s marked up, how it should be indexed. RSS readers could look there instead of sucking down XML every fifteen minutes. Search engines would go there to find new sites, instead of making us us notify them individually that we’re waiting to be indexed.
It’s everything that the whois database(s) should be, but never dreamed of being.