Open Linked Data and the next phase of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee’s recent speech at TED was released a few days ago…it’s interesting to watch Tim in his nervous excitement. as he asks the audience to repeat “RAW DATA NOW” after him, with a gleam in his eye.

The move towards more open sharing of ‘raw’ data is an inevitable but powerful shift in the development of the web. We’ve all heard about the Semantic Web, but this just won’t be possible without enough credible, pliable data to draw from…

Slides from the presentation are available here: http://www.w3.org/2009/Talks/0204-ted-tbl/#(1)

Imagine a Web where we can draw on the collective intelligence of our times, when, where and how we really need it…that’s what it’s all about!

Excerpt from TED: 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together. More about WWW and Tim Berners-Lee – http://www.w3.org

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Author: Jitendra Jain (JJ)

I have a passion for all things digital, marketing and future related. My day job involves marketing an amazing portfolio of hotels...at play I enjoy blogging, reading, experimenting with technology and learning new things. You can find my marketing blog at http://www.hotelemarketer.com (all views are my own) or connect on Twitter @hotelemarketer

1 thought on “Open Linked Data and the next phase of the Web”

  1. TBL was quite awesome, yet so geeky it became funny! He struggled at the end, but overall his idea is a goer. I’m currently organising a conference for historians who are studying/teaching immigration in Scotland. It turns out that there are lecturers, researchers and other acadmics throughout the world that are in the same field but knew nothing of what each other were up to. This conference brings all the ‘DATA’ together and allows them to analyse data they would never have known if it weren’t for the conference. Data is king, and TBL knows that. Time for a conference in Glasgow me thinks!

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