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Re: A proposal involving my original reason for commenting on httpRange-14

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 09:11:06 -0400
Message-ID: <4F7AF6EA.2040701@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 4/3/12 8:26 AM, Ed Summers wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 7:25 AM, Kingsley Idehen<kidehen@openlinksw.com>  wrote:
>> 303 hasn't stopped facebook adding 850 million+ Linked Data profiles to the
>> Web. We still talk about Linked Data as though its just starting when in
>> fact its already reached critical mass etc.. DBpedia, LOD Cloud etc..
>> combined with Facebook and Schema.org == way beyond critical mass :-)
> Perhaps this is where you were going, but I think it's important to
> point out that Facebook and publishers of Open Graph data ignore
> httpRange-14 entirely, which is probably why it is working. For
> example:
>      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/
> identifies a movie:
>      https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imdb.com%2Ftitle%2Ftt1182345%2F
> Thanks for your email Harry!
> //Ed

I wrote an old post deconstructing [1] what Facebook have done. 
Basically, they've deftly located and straddled a middle line that many 
overlook. Net effect, they negate the HttpRange-14 issue (at bootstrap 
time) and the net effect is a  massive Linked Data contribution with 
entry points that work for many data consumer profiles. They are set to 
increase the fidelity of their Linked Data progressively which is the 
only option for organizations in their situation.


1. http://goo.gl/y7Gq4 -- What Facebook Can Teach Us about Bootstrapping 
Linked Data at InterWeb Scales .



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