Webs of People, Webs of Data

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)


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 contributionWebs of People, Webs of Data
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb 2.0 Live Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2006

Bibliographical note

Name and Venue of Event: Tachhi Morris Centre, Taunton
Conference Organiser: Wired West
Other: used to be at http://www.web2live.co.uk


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