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Re: Semantic Web on Facebook

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 14:47:18 +0200
Message-ID: <46A4A356.6000402@w3.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Paul Walsh <paul@segala.com>, SWEO <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

I did not realize that there are already 200 people (I guess I should
have looked). But the description refers really to RDF, ontologies, more
fun things...

But yes. With 200 members, we have to be careful how to choose another
one if we do it.

/me undecided:-)


Dan Brickley wrote:
> Paul Walsh wrote:
>> Oops. The purpose of the group was to promote what we're doing whilst
>> talking about the benefits of the Semantic Web in a fun environment.
>> That is, not to discuss RDF etc. So, I can't change the name, I'd have
>> to delete and set up another one. What name would you suggest and is
>> it something you think is useful?
> Certainly useful for SemWeb people to be visible on Facebook, and also
> to learn more about how such sites operate in practice. But I'm hesitant
> about setting up a parallel group on Semantic Web. For better or worse,
> there already is one, and they have not declared themselves to be just
> for talking about RDF technology details. Facebook is not a natural home
> to highly detailed RDF engineering questions; we have mailing lists that
> are better for that. But it is a good place to discuss at a broader
> level how SemWeb fits into the technology world. I suggest simply using
> the existing one, and maybe making some gentle suggestions for the group
> direction/description. There are 200 people in there already. By W3C
> mailing list measures, that's a significant number.
> cheers,
> Dan
>> Thanks
>> Paul
>> On 23 Jul 2007, at 13:24, Ivan Herman wrote:
>>> Paul,
>>> my problem is that there *is* already a group called "Semantic Web"[1].
>>> At least in the naming of things this can be confusing to people.
>>> I am not familiar with all the details of facebook. Would it be possible
>>> to change the name of the group to something more specific?
>>> ivan
>>> [1] http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2220211728
>>> Paul Walsh wrote:
>>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>> I've set up a group on Facebook [1] where I think we can help build a
>>>> community converse with and market our work in an informal/fun
>>>> environment. It's not my intention to replace any other tool or
>>>> community for this one. This is in support of anything else going on.
>>>> If you're unsure about Facebook or don't know what it is, then
>>>> glance at
>>>> one of my blog posts [2] which appears to be in the middle of a few
>>>> conversations.
>>>> It would be great if the people on this list could join the group to
>>>> show support. Ok, so Facebook isn't exactly standards friendly but
>>>> that's for another fireside chat.
>>>> if you decide to connect to me, please explain that you've come via
>>>> this
>>>> group as I only connect with people I know or people known to people I
>>>> trust.
>>>> Many thanks and have fun - it's addictive!
>>>> [1] http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=20004&id=2454952638
>>>> <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=20004&id=2454952638>
>>>> <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=20004&id=2454952638
>>>> <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=20004&id=2454952638>>
>>>> [2] http://segala.com/blog/please-no-more-linkedin-invites/
>>>> A few members of the SWEO group are already on Facebook, including our
>>>> own Ivan! :)
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Paul
>>>> ----
>>>> Paul Walsh
>>>> Segala, CEO
>>>> *Web site* http://segala.com
>>>> *Blog* http://segala.com
>>>> *Twitter* http://twitter.com/PaulWalsh
>>>> *Mobile* +44 (0)7738 758 848


Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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