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Re: A Distributed Economy -- A blog involving Linked Data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:22:48 -0500
Message-ID: <50E9B2E8.5020703@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 1/6/13 5:46 AM, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:
> Hello Kingsley,
> On Sat, Jan 05, 2013 at 10:25:32AM -0500, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> 1. Create documents that describe items of interest
> [...]
>> for time and attention challenged end-users this has to be Turtle
> [...]
>> 4. Make others aware of your document via services like Twitter,
>> Facebook, LinkedIn, G+ etc.. posts
> Are you seriously proposing that people should publish links to Turtle files
> on social networks ?


I am seriously proposing they publish Turtle documents to the Web :-)

> Have you tried this with someone else than your employees ?

Yes, all my kids, my siblings and personal friends. The results are all 
the same, the come to grok the concept of "digital sentences" that are 
just short hand for natural language sentences.

As I said, my conversation starts on the following fundamental premise: 
illiteracy is a shortcut to competitive disadvantage in the physical 
world, since that's a fact, why would it be any different in a digital 
realm like the Web?

Assuming literate humans can't grok Turtle is one of the biggest 
mistakes many of us made (myself included) many years ago.

## Natural Language Content Start ##
This is a Document about me (as in I).
Document content is as follows:
I am a Person.
My name is Kingsley Idehen.
My nickname is @kidehen.

## End ##

## Turtle Content Start ##
<> a <#Document> .
<> <#topic> <#i> .
<#i> a <#Person> .
<#i> <#name> "Kingsley Idehen" .
<#i> <#nickname> "@kidehen" .

## End ##

Try it out with your kids, family members, and friends outside the 
Semantic Web and Linked Data communities you'll have an amazing amount 
of fun when you open up the documents via a Turtle processor (many of 
which are browser extensions) [1], especially when you cross reference 
to DBpedia, FOAF etc..


1. http://ode.openlinksw.com -- an example of an RDF processor (for all 
the syntaxes) that installs as a browser extension, across all major 
browser (you can make it automatically handle mime type: text/turtle, 
within Chrome, Firefox, and possibly Safari, if that's been released )  .

Happy New Year!

> Regards,
> Michael Brunnbauer



Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
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LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen

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