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Re: Hackers -- Re: Schema.org considered helpful

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 15:44:15 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=ZYJtK5dLsbYtfat9bufE7iUymrw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com, Lin Clark <lin.w.clark@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>

thanks for asking, would be of course glad to contribute

For me evangelization begins with learning and understanding, then telling
others what I have learned

I must say that I kind of lost track of social semantic web development
shortly after staring making sense of foaf , although I have been waiting to
hear whats the latest and how to contribute :-)

I see people running around doing different bits and its difficult to keep
track of what people are up to

If I remember correctly we are waiting for a talk by Harry to the
rescheduled here in Edinburgh on the topic :-)

I have looked at the video, and not read the documentation

 things I do not understand:
 what is exactly WEBID for?
(call me dumb)

what is the cryptostick? (any normal flash drive? or a special one?)

at the end it shows I can update my status, in what way
is this webid thing like twitter?

We could initially easily do a series of q/a to make webid clearer, when we
understand what it is and how its supposed to work, we can
disseminate/evangelise and contribute to development accordingly

More offlist


On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>wrote:

> On 18 Jun 2011, at 14:38, Paola Di Maio wrote:
> And whatever suggestion could have contributed to clarify issues, was
> dismissed in the first place. (or buried in pointless speculative arguments
> about anything that could possibly bring the discussions to tackle the real
> issues)
> I could not believe that such large projects were being planned, funded and
> delivered with such obvious flaws built in (more obvious to some than others
> perhaps). I am sure i have posted a list of SW systemic flaws somewhere.
> I have been working on the Social Web for a while as you know, with the aim
> of building things that could be immediately useful for millions of people.
> But of course it does require everyone to pitch in a bit - being social
> distributed framework. For example we need more people with WebIDs if we are
> going to be able to build fun services to use those, and so build a linked
> data based social web.  We need those profiles to be tied together and be
> easy to link up. None of that is rocket science.
> I am busy hacking on clerezza.org (an apache incubator project) to show
> off some cool demos of what one can do with this. But of course we need more
> people to join us. It would help if the W3C or other organisations provided
> everyone of its members with a webid, so that we could then add simple
> authentication to different apps and start collaborating together.
> What do you think? Is there some way you can help us evangelise this simple
> yet practical aspect of the semantic web that could help every body?
> Henry
> PS. latest WebID in 8 minutes:
>   http://bblfish.net/blog/2011/05/25/
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
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