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Re: Semantic Web on Facebook

From: Paul Walsh <paul@segala.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 13:48:07 +0100
Message-Id: <7B7DEA87-949B-4960-995E-70AEEDEB4A6D@segala.com>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, SWEO <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

On 23 Jul 2007, at 13:41, Dan Brickley 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.

I think you're right Dan, thanks. Personally though, I don't have the  
time to encourage or even discuss with the creators of the other  
group, as to the direction I'd like to take. You'll notice many  
topics have many groups for this reason. For the most part it  
fragments potential conversations but as I said, I've got a clear  
goal in mind and one of them is not to talk about RDF. If you talk  
about RDF or anything vaguely technical, it will drive away some of  
the people with whom I want to attract and communicate. So, I'm now  
unsure about what to do :)

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