Want to know more about the semantic web?

Then take a look at this article on Fumsi, which has a brief introduction to the Semantic Web (which even I understood) and then some predictions on how the Semantic Web will change Information Management (which I struggled a bit more with!)

  • Prediction 1 - A move from the pull to the push search paradigm, or more "context-aware" applications
  • Prediction 2 - the battle of the identifiers or the age of pointing at things
  • Prediction 3 - the changing role of the information professional

This is where it all gets interesting! With the author asking the question "...we we all need to become ontologists" hopefully not as I'm quite happy with my job title at the moment, but..."the skills of information professionals will be essential in populating and managing the Web of data (the Semantic Web)

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    # by Mike Darnell - Tuesday, December 23, 2008

    The move from pull to push is already here - you might want to check out http://headup.com - it "pushes" content relevant to your preferences and related to the bands, artists, movies, people, cities, etc. you encounter while browsing other sites.

    Takes getting used to but is very cool for discovering stuff you can't find easily by searching.

    Actually it eliminates the need to search for this extra content entirely.

    They're still in private beta but look like they're getting some fair traction - prettty fair coverage in mashable, RWW and elsewhere.

    Cheers,
    Mike
    "I tweet @pop_art"