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Pre-Telecon Introductions

From: Bojars, Uldis <uldis.bojars@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 10:43:17 +0100
Message-ID: <316ADBDBFE4F4D4AA4FEEF7496ECAEF901D3F8FD@EVS1.ac.nuigalway.ie>
To: "Harry Halpin" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, <public-xg-socialweb@w3.org>, <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
> Please, everyone introduce yourself over the list-serv over the
> telecon. Some people  have already done so. If you could, just give
> everyone your name, your organization if you have one, and what your
> background and hopes for the Social Web XG are.

Uldis Bojars from the Social Software Unit of DERI Galway here.

I am a co-founder of the SIOC project [1] and have developed a number of
tools [2] for expressing structured information from Social Web sites and
importing this information back into them. 

The core of SIOC is a data format for expressing all essential information about
the content and structure of online community sites. A good overview of SIOC 
can be found in "Interlinking the Social Web with Semantics" [3].

Currently I am finishing my PhD studies at DERI. My area of interest is the 
intersection of the Social Web and Semantic Web, and the exploration of
how people use new kinds of social media (e.g. microblogging).

Within the SocWeb XG, I am interested in how to interconnect Social Web
sites and gain more that just a sum of individual parts. This includes the
portability of social data, which we examine in more detail in [4].

My online presence:
 - CaptSolo @ IRC
 - http://twitter.com/CaptSolo
 - http://www.deri.ie/about/team/member/Uldis_Bojars/
 - http://captsolo.net/

[1] http://sioc-project.org
[2] http://rdfs.org/sioc/applications/
[3] http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIS.2008.50
[4] http://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-333/saw1.pdf
Looking forward to working together with everyone here! 
It is a pity that I can not make it to today's telco.

Received on Wednesday, 6 May 2009 09:44:11 UTC

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