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Places to Expose and Track Upcoming Events

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:32:01 -0500
Message-ID: <45A80C61.20708@openlinksw.com>
To: 'W3C SWEO IG' <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>


Please look at:
1. http://eventful.com/
2. http://upcoming.org/

We should add pending SWEO events [1] to these services an track these 
sites (via RSS feeds) for events that are relevant to SWEO effort. The 
overall net effect (as I've stated repeatedly) is that once in Atom or 
RSS (don't care what version) I can put the data into a SPARQL compliant 
RDF Data Store (enabling us to SELECT, ASK, or CONSTRUCT against said 
Data Source).

BTW - I assume others can produce and expose RDF Data Sources along 
similar lines too :-)

The biggest question for the Semantic Web at the end of the day is: 
Where will the Semantic Content becoming from? How costly will the 
production of this data be etc?

If we all recall, one of the early use cases of XML was content 
syndication and subscription (a la RSS while in the hands of Netscape). 
And in similar vain the question was: How will the XML content be 
produced? And when produced how would the syndication and subscription 
ecosystem materialize? The answer to these questions was the Blogosphere 
as constructed and demonstrated by Dave Winer (using his Radio Userland 

All of my suggestions are about SWEO setting the stage for using the 
same game plan to unobtrusively unveil the power of the Semantic Web.

Again, this is why Mesh-ups over Mash-ups is key. Likewise, viewing and 
querying the many online communities of XML/XHTML/Wiki-Markup content 
syndicates and subscribers via an RDF based data model is key to 
engaging Web Community.



Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Friday, 12 January 2007 22:32:07 UTC

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