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Re: Google and the Googlization of the semantic web

From: adasal <adam.saltiel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 23:22:53 +0100
Message-ID: <CANJ1O4rxTwSbeHkg96fR8HhK986RRB5ueg9W5WTgAJkB+p07tw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nuno Bettencourt <nuno.bett@gmail.com>
Cc: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
This sounds like interesting work.
And good luck with it.
All in all I think there is a difference to large companies holding masses
of analytics and associated data to individuals having access to their own
self created data.
I think that commerce distorts things in several ways.
I think that individuals are entitled to be curious about themselves and
one another.
Just as playlists are shared through Spotify (this is commercial) so web
usage may be shared in a machine intelligent way between knowing and
willing individuals. This seems quite different to what Facebook offers at
the moment.
I'm sure such usages will be elaborated over time.
I think that mutual curiosity should be the driver, not commerce.
I think that commerce creates an extremely myopic view of individuals and
all the social media I am aware of (that is about all the social media)
suffer from this dreadful draw back.


On 26 March 2012 22:21, Nuno Bettencourt <nuno.bett@gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, I guess all the work I've been doing, in order to automatically
> create traceability annotations for user-generated-content upon resources
> to support resource recommendation of access control is going down the
> drain. At least I was using WebIDs, all the traceability annotations could
> be stored in LOD repositories and actions could be traced back to the user
> by using open standards.
> Will this still happen with Google or Facebook? I guess they already track
> down everything one does. The difference is that they don't publish it but
> at least they could give access to the user who "generated" that
> information.
> Nevertheless, I still want to be able to keep my records of where I
> browsed, how I browsed, how many scrolls I did on one page, which resources
> I have uploaded (independently of each website), downloaded, etc. I want to
> be able to share those resources according to my rules and not by those
> imposed by local webserver policies and have cross-domain sharing policies
> so that I can manage my sharing with friends/others in a single/distributed
> place and not replicated and translated to each website data silo...
> For these reasons I think there's still going to be space for envisioned
> academic uses of semantic web.
> Facebook and/or Google using WebIDs and linked data in the future? Would
> help in lots of aspects ;)
> Best regards,
> Nuno Bettencourt
> On 26/03/2012, at 20:53, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program wrote:
> See:
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304459804577281842851136290.html
> The clock is ticking now and it seems Google will soon take over semantic
> web technologies, or not?
> With the new privacy universal agreement introduced at the beginning of
> March this year by Google it was only logical that semantic search would be
> added to expand the data mining tool kit to optimize the utilization of
> user generated trails of web use.
> And what will happen to the envisioned academic uses of semantic web
> technologies and linked data?
> Are we facing a world according to Google (and FaceBook etc.)?
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