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Re: Semantic Web on Facebook

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 09:36:18 -0400
Message-ID: <46A4AED2.7090406@openlinksw.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Paul Walsh <paul@segala.com>, SWEO <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

Ivan Herman wrote:
> Dan,
>
> 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:-)
>   
A nice test for Facebook :-) It could have given Paul a hint at group 
creation time etc.

Kingsley
> Ivan
>
>
>
> 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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