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Re: [foaf-protocols] How to make an idea popular

From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:18:45 -0400
Message-ID: <4E774F45.9050303@durusau.net>
To: Adam Saltiel <adam.saltiel@gmail.com>
CC: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, "foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org" <foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Adam,

On 9/19/2011 9:29 AM, Adam Saltiel wrote:
> I didn't follow the links yet. But I'm sure Kingsley means popular such as to gain traction and wide spread use. This does seem inevitable. It is just that it has been a bit slow.
Why "inevitable?"

People make their webpages available b/c the benefit of being "heard" by 
a wider audience is worth the cost of admission.

The cost/benefit picture for creating RDF for the consumption of others 
isn't as clear.

The HTML involved very minimal effort in order to participate.

Perhaps a useful question to consider would be comparing the effort in 
the average webpage versus Linked Data or RDF or RDFa?

Such a study may already exist and if so, I would appreciate a reference 
to it.

Hope you are at the start of a great week!

Patrick


> Am I right that algorithmic based social networks intervened in what might have been a more straight forward uptake?
> I think we need to be clearer about the differences between machine curation on the basis of algorithms run on huge data sets and machine curation on the basis of type categories.
> We need to know the both the means and intentional ends of both approaches.
> Br
>
> Adam
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 19 Sep 2011, at 02:49, Patrick Durusau<patrick@durusau.net>  wrote:
>
>> Kingsley,
>>
>> An idea being "popular" doesn't mean that it is feasible or even desirable.
>>
>> Fascism for example. Quite popular a number of times in history.
>>
>> Hope you are at the start of a great week!
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>>
>>
>> On 09/18/2011 03:19 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>> On 9/18/11 8:35 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>>> http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html
>>>>
>>>> Enjoy! :)
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> foaf-protocols mailing list
>>>> foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org
>>>> http://lists.foaf-project.org/mailman/listinfo/foaf-protocols
>>>>
>>> Amen!
>>>
>>> cc. some other mailing lists where members continue to be challenged about uptake of at least one of the following:
>>>
>>> 1. Linked Data
>>> 2. Semantic Web Project deliverables and their adoption beyond niches.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Patrick Durusau
>> patrick@durusau.net
>> Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
>> Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
>> Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
>> Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)
>>
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>>
>>

-- 
Patrick Durusau
patrick@durusau.net
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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