Apple filing suggests searching social networks for automatic metadata
Several patent applications filed by Apple cover a range of areas, from security to color luminance to flash memory. Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Apple. Another application suggests a way to cut down on manually having to input metadata for your files. Instead of adding tags to documents, images, and other files, users could tap into other sources, including the Internet and social networks, to automatically add key metatags to files based on their content and other attributes.