You may wonder what microblogging (such as Twitter and identi.ca) and linked data have in common. My hunch is: a lot. Some observations: each microblogging post has a URI many microblogging posts can be understood as (structured) statements in microblogging posts, one finds explicit, semantically typed links to other statements (via #foo or @somechap) microblogging … Continue reading
From the day we initiated pushback – on that day the idea has been discussed the first time properly in detail with Richard here at DERI and with TimBL via IRC – people would challenge me to explain how pushback would fit into the current schema. We can use proprietary APIs such as the flickr … Continue reading
Imagine you’re running a research group of 100 people. You want to find out the expertise of your chaps and aggregate profiles. Sure, you can perfectly sit down and browse through tons of materials you have about your people. Browse through their homepages, project pages, subversion commits, blog posts, tweets, logs from IRC, and you … Continue reading
As Kevin Kelly pointed out in 2007 in his seminal talk Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web, the Web is one huge machine. We have different views on it (be it as a humans through HTML or a machine consuming RDF), but it is one machine. A machine that can be and actually … Continue reading
Just following and contributing a thread over at firstname.lastname@example.org where Hugh Glaser asked: can we lower the LD entry cost?: We should not permit any site to be a member of the Linked Data cloud if it does not provide a simple way of finding URIs from natural language identifiers. Comments, anyone?