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Using my head » Blog Archive » My definition of the semantic web. A few days ago I posted my own definition of the semantic web on the NESTA blog.

using my head » Blog Archive » My definition of the semantic web

I tried to explain what the next generation of the web will be like, in terms that even my mother could understand. I guess I did a pretty good job of it, because as of today it has been linked to several times, and translated into Italian and Portuguese. People seemed to particularly like this handy diagram I did: If you’ve never understood what this term means, have a look at my definition and let me know if it makes sense to you.

Because I predict you’re going to hear a lot more about it soon. UPDATE Sep 2010: The NESTA blog is sadly now defunct, but I have posted a summary of my original blog posting – as well as a story about how the image above made it around the world – here: Web 3.0 in plain English Web 3.0 or the Semantic Web by Miko Coffey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 2008-2009 Web Trends - WEB 3.0. What then can we expect from the next 10 or so years on the Web?

2008-2009 Web Trends - WEB 3.0

As NatC commented in this week's poll, the biggest impact of the Web in 10 years time won't necessarily be via a computer screen - "your online activity will be mixed with your presence, travels, objects you buy or act with. " Also a lot of crossover will occur among the 10 trends below (and more) and there will be Web technologies that become enormously popular that we can't predict now. We're well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0. Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), mashups (APIs), and much more. Currently the Web is still mostly accessed via a PC, but we're starting to see more Web excitement from mobile devices (e.g. iPhone) and television sets (e.g. Bearing all that in mind, here are 10 Web trends to look out for over the next 10 years... 1.

So when will the Semantic Web arrive? 2. Dia. Welcome to Dia's new homepage.


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