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Re: Pre-Telecon Introductions

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 13:30:46 +0200
Message-ID: <9178f78c0905080430n3c7d77bbhf59e456b6d36231d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org, "public-social-web-talk@w3.org" <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Hi All

Apologies for the late introduction, my name is Melvin Carvalho, I
didnt take part in the telecon but am a lurker on this board and
follow with interest.  I'm a keen hobbyist rather an expert, and have
been following activity in the social space for a number of years.  My
background is in mathematics and computer science, and I don't at
present have an affiliation, though I do keep in close contact with
the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory.

I've interacted with a few groups including social network
portability, openid, open social, data portability, semantic web
interest group and foaf protocols, including a few of the members on
this list.

I am interested to keep track of the interim findings of this group,
and where possible build prototypes, pilots and proof-of-concepts.  I
hope I can contribute in a positive way to making this group a


On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org> wrote:
> 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.
> I'm Harry Halpin, from the School of Informatics at the University of
> Edinburgh,and now W3C Fellow. My background is pretty varied in
> computer science research, mostly in statistical techniques,
> machine-learning,  and the Semantic Web. My most well-known work is on
> the dynamics of tagging systems, and I'm interested primarily in
> large-scale open standards for social network data-mining that will
> make my life as a researcher of these systems easier. However, I
> strongly believe that the user should own their own data and expicitly
> let others user it for research as needed, so I'm also very much an
> advocate for user's rights and electronic freedom and privacy. My main
> work in this XG will be really pushing us to deliver a roadmap for
> future W3C standardization in the area. Look forward to working with
> you all!
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