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Re: Places to Expose and Track Upcoming Events

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 09:31:14 +0100
Message-ID: <45A898D2.1040202@w3.org>
To: kidehen@openlinksw.com
CC: 'W3C SWEO IG' <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>


Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> 
> All,
> 
> Please look at:
> 1. http://eventful.com/
> 2. http://upcoming.org/
> 

Thx Kingsley, I did not know abou this one...

Adding events to these looks o.k., but I find, in both cases, a small
usability problem. Because these sites want to be nice:-(, they
automatically try to adapt to the locality. Ie, when I go to the site,
it automatically filters the entries to those that are close to
Amsterdam. This means that, if I relied on this thing, I would certainly
miss some events. I think that is a bug.

I did not find an RSS feed on the first, but did find one on the second.
 However, I did not find the tag information in the feed itself:
http://upcoming.org/news/index.xml, ie, it looks like filtering out the
semantic web related events is not obvious...

Sigh:-)

Ivan


> 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
> platform).
> 
> 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.
> 

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