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A revelation in social relevance and people-powered “found” engines


Power to people. Or so they say. In recent years, the social web has helped empower, enable, connect and cultivate personal and professional relationships all over the world. So what’s next?


A world wide web of friends


So there’s friends and then there are acquaintances — people we happen upon, usually in passing. Then there are allies — people who stand by us through thick & thin and who we really want in our corner. But the way that most websites work, there’s usually just friends, and that’s about as detailed as […]


Semantic Web as the "killer app", Part 3


So the future of the web is a semantic, social landscape of topic and task relevance, content specificity and aggregated data & information. But how does all of this change affect the way we interact with the web? What happens to the web browser? In the first installment, I discussed how the search engines will […]


Semantic Web as the "killer app", Part 2


If the current iteration of the web is about Social Media, Social Networking and the ownership of our data, then the next iteration of the web will stand for the personalization of our data. But our data won’t just be personalized, this data will be smart enough to know when to go beyond mere data […]


Semantic Web as the "killer app", Part 1


In it’s present form, the web is a loose collection of data islands we call websites. In a future world wide Semantic Web, would there be a need to search for anything? Maybe those things that we need would be so neatly packaged and so clearly labeled, they would find us instead… Before I begin, […]