$emantic Web

 Chris Morrison


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What is Web 3.0? It’s Web 2.0 with a brain


By Chris Morrison October 21, 2007


“This week, we sat down with Nova Spivack (pictured left), the co-founder and CEO of Radar Networks. The company launched its first product, Twine, on Friday.

Twine is a tool that intelligently collects and organizes information like documents or web pages for professionals. It may represent the next generation of web applications, which some people have dubbed Web 3.0. Our full coverage is here.

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VB: Any last words on the semantic web, Web 3.0, or whatever else we’re calling it today?
Spivack: Some people misunderstand the semantic web. They think it won’t be about collective intelligence or folksonomies or bottom-up, user-driven content, like Web 2.0. They’re wrong. The semantic web standards, RDF and OWL and so forth, were designed to support precisely those activities. There’ll just be different ways of doing things, and they’ll be all about user-driven and bottom-up content, because people will still be publishing data all over the web and interacting with it.

The result will just be better. So things you’ve been doing in wikis, I think we can do better. Things you’ve done in folksonomies, we can do better. In particular deference to Tim O’Reilly, I’d say thanks for coming up with the Web 2.0 paradigm and teaching the world about it. Web 3.0 won’t replace those ideas from Web 2.0. It’s just building on the techniques and making them smarter.

You can think of it as Web 3.0, or the semantic web, or anything else. Really, it’s just Web 2.0 with a brain. The revolution is about data, and making it all smarter. Why did people notice, with Web 2.0, that something was different? It had a better user interface, new design patterns for user-generated content, tagging and the other social features. It’s all about social networks, applications, software — in other words, the social web. What’s going to be different about Web 3.0 is that it’ll be the intelligent web. You’ll see smart applications that are still social. That’s the big shift, and that’s where the value will be.” …

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Source:  VentureBeat


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