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Re: fw: Google starts supporting RDFa -- 'rich snippets'

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 09:35:48 -0400
Message-ID: <4A0ACCB4.30802@openlinksw.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>, public-lod@w3.org
Dan Brickley wrote:
> On 13/5/09 15:23, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>
>> I desperately hope that you can see the Google is providing a huge
>> opportunity to showcase Linked Data meme value. Again, so what -- if
>> they don't use existing vocabularies? What matters is that they are
>> using RDFa to produce structured data, and that is simply huge!!!
>
> Yeah, to be blunt, the last thing this situation needs right now is 
> having 1000 semantic web pedants descend, complaining that they're not 
> doing x, y or z right, that they don't "get it", that they're 
> copycatting yahoo, or whatever. This won't help anyone and would be 
> severely counterproductive.
>
> What would help right now is having real and sizable sites expose lots 
> of RDFa HTML pages using FOAF, DOAP, SIOC, SKOS, CC etc. If anyone has 
> such information and is exposing it only in RDF/XML and not RDFa, I'd 
> suggest looking to make that change...
>
> Dan
>
>
Amen!!

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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 13:36:25 UTC

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