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Re: Semantic Web on Facebook

From: Paul Walsh <paul@segala.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 14:09:21 +0100
Message-Id: <ACE707D3-CEB2-4CA2-8E37-34227A9A3753@segala.com>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, SWEO <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
I've kept it simple. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2575002400

Hope you join! :)


On 23 Jul 2007, at 13:41, 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
>

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