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Re: Use cases wanted for media coverage

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 20:49:28 +0100
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <AB5648EA-637B-4B59-855B-5EE9784805FC@bblfish.net>
To: Markus Krötzsch <markus.kroetzsch@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

   The piece that could have the biggest impact on everyday experience of the semantic web
is the Social Web. See the videos on my home page on the subject at http://bblfish.net/ .
which cover these in detail. Essentially we can develop a privacy aware distributed social web,
which will be a key requirement for any government agency and business keen on keeping its
information under control while being open.

    This is starting to be worked on at the Federated Social Web Incubator Group at the W3C
and the WebID XG [1] that has just started.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/charter

On 15 Jan 2011, at 16:03, Markus Krötzsch wrote:

> Dear semantic technology enthusiasts,
> I have been approached by a journalist who would like to start a series of articles about the Semantic Web for the Web portal of a national German TV station. Experience shows that this often leads to follow up media coverage elsewhere -- a great opportunity to communicate the successes of our field to the general public.
> But this can only be achieved based on compelling real world use cases that are interesting to the people on the street. Hence I would like to ask for your support:
> * Are you aware of previous media coverage for a non-technical audience? The "Semantic Web in Action" article is the only example that I recall (posts in IT news portals and blogs for Web experts are not what we need).
> * Are you aware of compelling use cases that are of general public interest? The challenge here is that technically interested non-experts should be able to understand how a concrete, useful functionality is enabled by the technology.
> I am happy to propose ideas to the journalist, and to establish contacts.
> Cheers,
> Markus
> -- 
> Dr. Markus Krötzsch
> Oxford  University  Computing  Laboratory
> Room 306, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD, UK
> +44 (0)1865 283529    http://korrekt.org/

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