Re: The Great Public Linked Data Use Case Register for Non-Technical End User Applications

On 24 June 2013 14:31, Kingsley Idehen <> wrote:
> On 6/24/13 2:14 AM, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:
>> Hello Kingsley Idehen,
>> On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 05:32:00PM -0400, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>> We don't need a central repository of anything. Linked Data is supposed
>>> to be about enhancing serendipitous discovery of relevant things.

You appear to be arguing against the simple useful practice of
communally collecting information. Just because we can scatter
information around the Web and subsequently aggregate it, doesn't mean
that such fragmentation is always productive.  I don't see anyone
arguing that the only option is to monolithically centralise
everything forever; just that a communal effort on cataloguing things
might be worth the time.

> Google already demonstrates some of this, in the most obvious sense via its
> search engine, and no so obvious via its crawling of Linked Data which then
> makes its way Google Knowledge Graph and G+ etc..


You've sometimes said that all Web pages are already "Linked Data"
with boring link-types. Are you talking about something more RDFish in
this case?


Received on Monday, 24 June 2013 23:01:24 UTC