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Re: Eating your own dog food and inviting others to dinner

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 02:27:37 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTimzV4OLs1+oZ8D1UDnLgx-+kiNe=gSDWVir=-B_@mail.gmail.com>
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 15 December 2010 02:22, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <
metadataportals@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear Melvin,
>
> I wasn't thinking small community but communities up to the the size of
> mega cities (5-25 million people).
>
> According to
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_social_networking_software most
> of the social networking engines do not support the semantic web.
>

Elgg supports FOAF and EAV.  There's a few sem web plugins.

Drupal 7 or status.net would be possible other choices.

There's openlink data spaces of course too. :)

I think you'd really probably need W3C + Interest groups + community groups
to have any kind of reasonable community.


>
> So we do need to look further or build it ourselves.
>
>
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> --- On *Wed, 12/15/10, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Eating your own dog food and inviting others to dinner
> To: "ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program" <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
> Cc: "semantic-web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <
> public-lod@w3.org>
> Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 12:54 AM
>
>
>
>
> On 14 December 2010 16:59, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <
> metadataportals@yahoo.com <http://mc/compose?to=metadataportals@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
>
> Eating your own dog food and inviting others to dinner is not the exclusive
> domain of software engineers only, as I discovered when trying to come up
> with a new paradigm for building online communities with social search
> capabilities for selected sectors industry or civil society.
>
> So it got me thinking about linked data and the semantic web, based on the
> contents I have seen in emails from the past two years from the two mailing
> lists fro the W3C to which I subscribe and read every single day
>
> One of the biggest problems we seem to have in getting linked data and the
> semantic web to the main public is that "we" i.e. its promoters,
> aficionados, gurus and developers and dedicated users  are scattered all
> over the place and on the internet.
>
> Has anyone ever given thought to creating a portal site, which combines
> some features of LinkedIn.com and Arxiv.org with online directories, product
> exhibits and a "social search engine"?
>
> And of course there would be the links to everything.
>
> And the whole darn thing would be an excellent launching pad for new
> start-ups and information hub for angel and corporate investors to hunt for
> new projects to fund.
>
> Build it and they will come.
>
> Is there any way we can get a collection of interested professionals,
> existing groups and initiatives together to dream up the design and blue
> print for such a thing and then build it?
>
>
> I think I've heard it discussed before.
>
> I think elgg is a decent choice for a small to medium sized community:
>
> http://elgg.org/
>
> It's easy to get up and running, and there's plugins for WebID etc.
> Getting people to sign up and to develop is always the tricky thing, tho.
>
>
>
> Milton Ponson
> GSM: +297 747 8280
> PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
> Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
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> sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide by creating ICT
> tools for NGOs worldwide and: providing online access to web sites and
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