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Re: What would you build with a web of data?

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 12:25:21 +0200
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To: Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Georgi

Copying below the comment I just posted on ReadWriteWeb. Looks like a rant,
but could have been worse ... I could have added that if the Web of Data is
used to find out more cute cats images, well, I wonder what I do on this

I'm amazed, not to say frightened, by the egocentrism and lack of
imagination of the applications proposed so far. Will the Web of Data be an
effective tool for tackling our planet critical issues, or just another toy
for spoiled children of the Web?

I would like to see the Web of Data enable people anywhere in the world to
find out smart, sustainable and low-cost solutions to their local
development issues. What are the success (or failure) stories in e.g.,
farming, water supply, energy, education, health etc. in environments
similar to mine, anywhere in the world? Something along the lines of
http://www.wiserearth.org (of which data, BTW would be great to have in the
Linked Data cloud).



2010/4/9 Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>

> Yesterday issued a challenge on my blog for ideas for concrete linked open
> data applications. Because talking about concrete apps helps shaping the
> roadmap for the technical questions for the linked data community ahead.
> The
> real questions, not the theoretical ones...
> Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb picked up the challenge:
> http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_of_data_what_would_you_build.php
> Let's be creative about stuff we'd build with the web of data. Assume the
> Linked Data Web would be there already, what would build?
> Cheers,
> Georgi
> --
> Georgi Kobilarov
> Uberblic Labs Berlin
> http://blog.georgikobilarov.com

Bernard Vatant
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