Deceptively simple new ways of using existing Web technologies have given rise to a whole new breed of websites and business models that capture the collective wisdom of crowds. By combing data provided by individuals and their works with traditional centralised databases, companies like Amazon and Google overturned established market leaders in their fields. Emerging Semantic Web technologies specifically designed to build a web of data more easily interpreted by computers than the current human-readable web are gradually moving from academic labs into widespread use. Early examples include RSS newsfeeds, blogs, podcasting and, more recently, Friend of a Friend (FOAF).
|Translated title of the contribution||Webs of People, Webs of Data|
|Title of host publication||Web 2.0 Live Symposium|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Nov 2006|
Bibliographical noteName and Venue of Event: Tachhi Morris Centre, Taunton
Conference Organiser: Wired West
Other: used to be at http://www.web2live.co.uk