During my Pubcon presentation this November in Las Vegas, I talked about the working group that adjusts, edits, creates and brainstorms new ideas for Schema.org vocabulary. There are so many elements happening, and the Schema.org vocabulary is constantly morphing – being in on the ground floor, even as a lurker, is a great way to see what is coming down the pike.
There are a few ways to get involved. You can subscribe to the W3C working group – which gets you on a mailing list and all of the email conversations about Schema will come right to your inbox. If you hate email, this might not be your thing. I get probably 10-15 emails a week from this group. I use a filter to label them in my Gmail and take a look once or twice a week.
You can also be more passive, and just check out the releases page on Schema.org. This only lists the items that have already been released – so this is more of a “what’s new and live” checkup – and doesnt offer the ability for you to get in on the development of Schema.
Whichever way you decide to keep up with updates to schema vocabularies, you have options, and anyone with a good idea and some time can suggest edits and new options!