Explain Linked Data to me like I'm 5

On 6/14/13 4:36 AM, Sarven Capadisli wrote:
> "Explain Linked Data to me like I'm 5"
> Gather the answers, classify etc. The definition that's perceived by 
> the community may not necessarily be "this" or "that" regardless of 
> the recent discussions.
> Aside: Personally I think this discussion is important as long as 
> there is a visible outcome for the better. It hits a pet-peeve of mine 
> and others. For instance, if we go with the strict SemWeb, RDF and 
> friends view of "Linked Data", the public-lod and semantic-web mailing 
> lists are practically hijacked with announcements that requests 
> research paper submissions to be in PDF. Apparently the community is 
> cool with the idea that as long as the calls are made by gatherings 
> with "Semantic Web" or "Linked Data" in their title, they can have a 
> go with whatever is suitable for them. What this tells me is that, on 
> one hand some (majority?) of the SW/LD community loves to side with 
> the most recent definition of TimBL's DesignIssues/LinkedData, on 
> another they are willing to cut corners and look the other way when it 
> truly comes to eating their own dogfood.
> So, can anyone explain to me what is the real-world implication of 
> having the definition one way or another especially when the SW/LD 
> community has a difficulty getting its act together to stick to those 
> "guidelines"?
> -Sarven 




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