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Re: Hackers - Re: Schema.org considered helpful

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:21:16 +0100
Message-ID: <4DFB8D0C.5050400@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 6/17/11 4:30 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> In that space we have foaf you may say. But nobody really bothered 
> making it potent. For example the viral part is missing: we only just 
> wrote up a paper on how to make friending easy (viral) 
> http://bblfish.net/tmp/2011/05/09/
>
> So what the linked data community needs is really to go back to basics 
> and build really useful applications of linked data, where you get 
> more and more people to join in by showing immediate benefits.

As I recall, WebID is a practical application of Linked Data (which 
encompasses FOAF in this context) that's inherently viral :-)

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